Meet the Artist: Emily Chattle
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Emily is an actor, singer, children’s performer and facilitator who has been working with darts on Creative Classrooms over the last eight months.
What made you become an artist?
I’ve always loved activities that feel creative for me, and I found that when I was reading, or singing or performing in my school’s drama club, I felt my happiest and safest. So being able to do that as a job really fills my soul!
Can you tell us a bit more about your work?
Whilst being a freelance Facilitator, I am also an Actor and Singer. I perform mostly in Children’s Theatre productions, and in shows which have the community at their heart. I feel so lucky to be able to work with so many different companies, like darts, where I can continue to tell stories in different ways and with different people from all walks of life!
What do you like best about working with darts?
Working on the Creative Classrooms project, I love seeing how giving our participants the power to use their own creativity can transform how they are in the classroom. We offer a completely different way of working when we come into schools, and it’s really amazing that this gives participants a chance to shine in their own way.
If you could work on anything, what would your dream project or workshop be?
I have seen first-hand how creative our young people in Doncaster are, and how brilliant their imaginations can be. So, my dream project would be to bring these stories and imaginations together into one big Doncaster-wide storymaking project. It would be immense!
What do you love most about working with members of the Doncaster community?
I love that no workshop, and no working day is the same. Being entirely led by the energy of a workshop space means that sometimes they are full of energy, but sometimes super relaxed. The one similarity I’ve found is the boundless enthusiasm I get from all of my workshop participants in Doncaster, and that really fills my soul!
Any advice for someone wanting to get more creative?
Just find a creative thing you enjoy, and do more of it! If you love reading a good story, pick up a pen and try writing your own. If you love doodling, explore different ways of making. If you love singing, sing louder or find more people to sing with! Creativity comes in so many different forms, and being ‘good’ at something has nothing to do with it, it’s all about just doing more of the things that make your heart sing.