Harriet Poole

Founder of little art

Creativity Mentor & Trainer | Art Educator 

harriet poole, founder of little art, creativity mentor, coach in Berlin

Harriet is the founder of little art, a change agent and catalyst for transformation through mindful and intuitive Art and Creative Play. Harriet creates experiences that nurture curiosity with kids, families, adults and corporate teams, making space for creativity sustainably in our lives. She uses her bespoke Creativity LABs approach to share and grow our cultural understanding of the world, improve mental well-being, inspire social emotional growth in building communities and boost productivity in the workplace.

Harriet works using person-centred sensory processes, graphic art and everyday materials, to immerse in a state of flow, opening up to that which is possible, through disrupting conventions, embracing imperfection and vulnerability. Her Creativity LABs inspire creativity to thrive in community and business settings, here in Berlin from Lollapalooza Festival, to Berlinische Galerie and The DO School. Harriet’s approach focuses participants on the present moment of connectedness to ourselves, curious hands exploring with a slow, open, beginner's mind.

Originally, Harriet is from London, and has been in Berlin since  April 2013. She is a UK qualified (PGCE) Visual Arts and Design teacher and mentor, having worked at Berlin Bilingual School, Fröbel and Be Smart Kitas here in Berlin, and previously for many years as Director of Visual Arts and Design at The BRIT School, alongside her performative art practice. She also has a PGCERT Innovation in Education, focusing on Interactive Arts and Creativity. Harriet is a parent to a playful and wonderful 7 year old, from whom she never stops learning.

Harriet has a BA in Fine Art, MA in Theatre, (Visual Language of Performance.) She has made numerous performative events in London, including at The Nunnery, Camden People’s Theatre, Duckie @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, and in Alte Saline, Hallein, Austria. She especially loves playing with flickering shadows, making up wild stories, and noticing accidental art in the everyday. Precious family art journaling time is also high on her list of loves. She enjoys slowly cycling through the beautiful and bonkers city of Berlin, with her daughter and their big open eyes, ears, hearts and minds. Harriet and her little artist recently enjoyed Betonest together.

Harriet speaks English (Native) and German. Connect here on LinkedIn.

 

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COLLABORATIONS

Example projects | In September 2017 and 2018,  we took little art's Family Creativity LAB with Zwergstadt to Kidzapalooza, part of Lollapalooza Festival, Berlin and will be back there again in September 2019. For Berlin Arts Week 2017 we popped up with badge making at the Berlinische Gallerie, and were there once again for the Lange Nacht der Museum, August 2018. Contact us if you are interested in collaborating with us!

Some other lovely Corporate / Educational collaborators include: YouTube, The Do School, Riot Games, Set Live, Gimmemore, SnapShot, Expath, Rabbel Magazine, BCG Digital Ventures, Fjord Design and Innovation Agency Berlin, Travelogue, We Work, Entretempo Kitchen Gallery, Sankt Oberholz, Berlin Metropolitan School, Berlin International School, Berlin Bilingual School, Little popup, Jake and Maya Kids, be smart Academy, Fröbel Kindergarten, Juggle Hub Coworking, Easy Busy Coworking Space, ESMT Business School, Greta und Björn, Yin Yoga Berlin.