Information about public courses and workshops taught by Remy Dean, author, artist, editor and experienced teacher. Also available for bespoke residencies, creative workshops (visual arts and writing), storytelling, talks, mentoring, and lecture presentations (DBS + PPL + PI). Further details on request. Please use e-mail link in left column. 

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Creative Mentoring

Remy Dean is available for bespoke one-to-one creative mentoring covering most aspects of visual art, project development toward publication or exhibition, perfecting your portfolio, critical and contextual understanding, creative writing, and script development. 


Please note that due to the ongoing national situation, public courses, workshops and talks in schools and in the community scheduled to be led by Remy Dean may be moved to the digital realm and arrangements can change at short notice in response to pandemic mitigation measures. Registered participants will be contacted by the events organisers with any updates. One-to-one mentoring continues using a blended approach. Thank you for your cooperation in this. Stay safe. 

Lead Creative Schools

Spring Term 2022
As part of the Lead Creative Schools programme, Remy is working as a Creative Agent for the Arts Council of Wales with Ysgol y Foryd School on a bespoke project. The Reception Year children (ages 4 – 5) are on the lookout for a kind, funny, exciting, and adventurous artist. Our guiding theme is Magical Mystery, and we are open to exploring proposals to support our enquiry from a range of creative practices.

You can see the artists call-out HERE (deadline for applications is 19 November 2021).


Creative Courses for Digital Delivery

Spring 2021
Remy continues work with partner organisations and sponsors to develop creative courses and virtual workshops that will be made available via online digital learning platforms. 

Lead Creative Schools

Spring Term 2021
As part of the Lead Creative Schools programme during the schools closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Remy is working as a Creative Agent for the Arts Council of Wales' with Ysgol y Foryd School on a bespoke project targeting well-being and literacy using culinary themes and the exploration of local legends. 

You can see the artists call-out HERE (deadline for applications is 17 January).


Creative Courses for Digital Delivery

Autumn 2020
Remy is currently working with partner organisations to develop creative courses and virtual workshops that will be made available via online digital distanced learning platforms. Early stages as yet, updates will appear here. 

Lead Creative Schools

Spring/Summer Terms 2020
As part of the Lead Creative Schools programme during the schools closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Remy worked as a virtual 'artist in residence' with Tredegar Park Primary School on a bespoke project targeting well-being and cross-curriculum themes.

Remy delivered educational 'Creative Learning Through the Arts' projects, with two schools in Ruthin, as part of the Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools initiative.

Creative Workshops: Thinking Things & Making Stories

February - April 2020
Remy Dean is delivering a series of 'Building Creativity' workshops this Spring as part of the Carriagworks Outreach Programme. The Carriageworks is a Community Interest Company based at its gallery-studios in Denbigh and focussing on arts, crafts, health and well-being in the surrounding communities.

For more information telephone: 07734 082690 or e-mail:


Storytelling & Creative Workshops

Tuesday 29 October 2019
Pop-up Exhibition 10:00 - noon
Readings & Creative Workshops 14:00 - 16:00
Hosted at the RSPB Conwy Reserve

Please note that the morning events and exhibition of fantasy illustrations are open to all visitors to the reserve (free for members) and the afternoon storytelling sessions and workshops are ticketed events with limited places, so please book directly with RSPB Conwy.

Storytelling and fun activities workshop with Kim Vertue, author of Welcome to the Dragon Café and Remy Dean, author of This, That and the Other who will be joined by young illustrator Zel Cariad for workshops where you can try your hand at illustration to inspire your own story. Suitable for those aged 7 to 14. 

INTER⁁VERBA - Workshop & Gallery Talk

Wednesday 24 April 2019
Creative Workshop 14:00 - 16:00
Exhibition Opening & Artist's Talk 17:00 - 18:00
Hosted in the Oriel Maenofferen Gallery at Blaenau Ffestiniog Library

As part of the Storiel Pop-up Museum there will be a two-hour Creative Workshop for adults led by author and artist Remy Dean using writing and drawing to respond to works on show in his exhibition and to items from the Storiel museum collection that relate to your local heritage.

The workshop is FREE, but spaces are limited, so please book in advance by telephone during library opening hours on 01766 830415 or by email HERE 

There will also be an early evening Exhibition Opening event that will include an Artist's Talk giving insight into Remy's creative approach. All welcome. There will be light refreshments.

EDGE 2 - Curator & Artists Talking

Wednesday 6 February 2019
workshop & networking event at Pontio, Bangor

The Edge 2 mentoring and exhibition programme has been a great opportunity and fascinating process for the mentor/curator and artists involved. To hear more about their experiences using new technologies to innovate and push boundaries in their creative practice, please come to one of the sessions on Wednesday 6th February 2019. There will be one session in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each will be led by Remy Dean, the Edge 2 Curator, and involve up to four of the artists whose work is on display.

Remy Dean will present an overview of the Ymly 2/Edge 2 creative programme, talking us through his approach to mentoring the eight selected artists and curating the work produced for this exhibition. He will discuss selected key works with the artists who created them, giving insight into their varied approaches and the different materials and processes that have been used.

Points of discussion will include collaboration and overlaps between artist and technician, retaining, maintaining or relinquishing the hand of the artist, and how it is possible to remain true to an original creative vision when using potentially clinical, digitally-driven technologies.

Tickets are priced £2.25 (Helfa Gelf members) and £4.50 (non-members)


Remy is currently delivering educational projects with three schools as part of the Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools initiative and also a Mentoring programme on behalf of Helfa Gelf (see below).


June 2018 - February 2019
Art meets Technology in this Helfa Gelf mentoring and training programme 
followed by a curated Exhibition in Arloesi Pontio Innovation’s White Box. 

Do you have an interest in using new technology within your creative work?

EDGE-2-YMYL exhibition brief: Artists will address questions about the modern world and our human experience within it. Artists will use new technologies to innovate and push boundaries in their creative practice, helping them develop exciting new ways to better address questions about contemporary life.

Innovation: The artists involved will use the technologies available in Arloesi Pontio Innovation ‘fabLAB’ from laser and vinyl cutters to thermo-forming and 3D printers. Exploration of these new technologies will inform and innovate the creative practice of the artists.

Engagement: The artists will share their journey and talk about their practice and use of the ‘fabLAB’ to Helfa Gelf/AAF members and the wider creative community. This will involve an exhibition launch event and artists will also be available at times during the exhibition period.

Economic Regeneration: The exhibition will allow local artists, business people and Helfa Gelf/AAF members to understand the potential of using new technologies as a creative tool and the different ways those technologies could contribute to the development of their own creative or commercial practice.

Please note this opportunity is available to Helfa Gelf and AAF members only.

Eight visual artists will be selected from those who apply for this opportunity to spend more time in Arloesi Pontio Innovation (aka 'fabLAB'), receive professional training and mentoring and be part of a group exhibition at White Box - Friday 18th Jan to Monday 11th February 2019. The selection panel will include Helfa Gelf representation and the Edge 2 Curator.

Your Mentor and Curator is Remy Dean, artist, author (including Evolution of Western Art), critic and Creative Agent, who has many years’ experience as an arts tutor, coaching creatives from concept to outcome.

Arloesi Pontio Innovation, part of the University of Bangor, is a leading innovation centre and one of the UK’s finest maker spaces. API is a place where the arts meets science. Pontio fabLAB is a facility where you can gain access to digital manufacturing and prototyping equipment. For more information, see the Pontio Website and find 'fabLAB' on the 'innovation' drop-down menu.

The Deadline for Applications is noon on Wednesday 16 May 2018

It is free to apply, but please note there will be a registration fee of £19 payable if you are selected - as part of the programme, all other on-going training and mentoring costs will then be covered by Helfa Gelf!

Download Application Form HERE

Place... a Sense of Space

Friday 16 - Sunday 18 March 2018
creative writing course and retreat in spectacular Snowdonia

Three-days. All-in.

Location: a spectacular Victorian manor house set in its own woodland and gardens, Plas Tan Y Bwlch is the Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Environmental Studies Centre.

The main focus of the course is responding to environments and recording personal responses through creative writing, would equally appeal to visual artists wishing to pursue a new approach to sketch books and commonplace books. The course is activity-based with various exercises and techniques you will be able to sample and take away with you.

Price: £190.00-£210.00 (full-board).

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Sunday 24 September 2017
exhibition preview, workshop and artist's talk

Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, part of the Helfa Gelf Art Trail festival of North Wales
- more info HERE

Exhibition preview from 12 noon
workshop: 'reading the land', at 13:00 in the Stable Block,
followed by artist's talk at 14:00 in the Lecture Theatre.

Workshop and talk are FREE, but please BOOK HERE

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