Friday 11 May 2012

Self Exploration and Self Expression through Art at Wise Woman Weekend: Interview with Tracey Jean Yappa

Tracey Jean Yappa workshop at Wise Woman  Weekend

At this year’s Wise Woman Weekend in Dromahair, Co. Leitrim, Tracey Jean Yappa will facilitate a workshop which looks at expressionism in art and teaches a simple and colourful technique for creating flamboyant expressive work. This is coupled with facilitation techniques that create meaningful interchange between participants. The workshop will conclude with an exhibition of women’s art.

Tracey lives in Dromahair and is a visual artist and experienced arts facilitator.  She has a National Diploma in Graphic Design and creates many wild and wonderful works for festivals and theatre. “My main areas of expertise are Art and Gardening,” she says.  “I have worked as a community artist with groups of all ages exploring many areas of creativity and art history for many years.  I also have a passion for the environment and grow many and varied plants from forest garden to mushrooms and organic veg and herbs.” She loves the natural world and its myriad exquisite forms.

“I first became involved with Wise Woman Weekend when I attended the very first weekend and then later became involved as a volunteer and facilitator.  What I love about the weekend is meeting women of all ages and sharing learning and celebrating with them.  I hope the Wise Woman Weekend will continue to grow and evolve to fulfil the needs of women of all ages.”

The gem of wisdom Tracey would share with other women is: “If you sow seeds in every month of the year, you can harvest in every month of the year.”

Tracey feels that the greatest challenge facing women today is the threat to our environment, clean air, soil and water. This of course threatens all life on Earth but she feels that women have a special role to play in protecting our beautiful planet.

The Wise Woman Weekend begins on Friday 25th May 2012.  More details are available from

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