After studying Art at GCSE and A'Level, Alice did her Art Foundation course at Herefordshire College of Art and Design. Instead of doing a degree in mixed media Illustration she changed tack to follow her other interest - Education.
Following on from a degree in Early Childhood Studies, Alice qualified as a Forest School Leader and went on to spent 12 years with Shropshire Council coordinating the Forest School approach in the county. This included running Forest School sessions to all ages, as well as delivering training and organising conferences, speaking and running workshops at events.
Alice has also co-authored published research on Forest School and risk and has a Masters in Education which she based entirely on the Forest School approach.
Alongside her Forest School work, Alice maintained her hobby of drawing and since 2013 has maintained a daily practice of doing a 'drawing a day' in a sketchbook. These are often observational drawings and many are botanical - drawn from natural objects that catch her eye on a daily basis. Alice also completed a diploma in 'Illustrating Children's Books' and has enjoyed short courses in printmaking and ceramics.
In 2015 a reduction in her Forest School work hours meant that 'Alice Draws The Line' was born. Scanning drawings from her sketchbooks, Alice started a product range of greeting cards, enamel mugs, notebooks, tea towels, calendars and more which she sells in an online Etsy shop.
Following redundancy from the council in 2018, Alice now works independently both as an artist and educator. Alice delivers workshops on Brush Lettering and Beginner's Botanical Watercolours, through to Nature Connection and nature journalling. Alice runs these workshops at a range of venues or can run a private event for a group of you.
As of February 2020, Alice Draws The Line is based in a studio space in the picturesque village of Brampton Bryan on the border of Herefordshire and Shropshire, UK. Visitors are welcome but please get in touch beforehand if you are making a special visit as Alice isn't always there... often out walking and sketching!
If you would like to read the archive blog, you can find this over here.