About me

Steve Chapman - March 2015 (Hi res colour)Hello there, I’m Steve.

I’m an artist who writes about creativity and works as a creative facilitator with individuals and organisations who are interested in liberating the human creative spirit.    I’m also visiting faculty on Masters Programmes at Ashridge Business School, the Metanoia Institute and Roffey Park.  You can read more about my recent work here.

I regularly give talks on creativity, spontaneity, human social change, imperfection, shame and the inner critic.  You can read more about my speaking stuff here.

I also run a number of open workshops and events, all focussed on nurturing human creativity.   You can read more about these here.

My work is always experiential and experimental, bringing together a diverse range of disciplines and art forms.  I hold an MSc with distinction in Organisational Change from Ashridge and over the years have trained in gestalt practices with a variety of different teachers such as Bill Critchley, Gaie Houston, Simon Cavicchia, The Metanoia Institute and The London Gestalt Centre.  I have also trained in performance improvisation with the likes of Keith Johnstone (Loose Moose, Calgary), Jason Chin R.I.P. x (iO, Chicago), Neil Mullarkey (Comedy Store, London), John Cremer (The Maydays, Brighton).  My mask work has become a big part of what I do, having originally learnt from mask masters such as with Steve Jarand (Trance masks), Russel Dean (Strangeface Theatre), Kevin Tomlinson (Kapow) and Trestle Theatre.   In 2015 I completed an art therapy foundation programme with the British Institute of Art Therapists.

I have exhibited my art alongside the likes of David Shrigley and Pablo Picasso in experimental exhibitions such as the wonderful “Finding Lines”.  You can see more of my portfolio here.

Thanks for dropping by and do keep in touch.

Steve

E-mail: sc@stevechapman.org
Telelphone: +44 (0)7825 116 086

PS:  The duck in the CSS logo was drawn by my daughter, Maya when she was 6 and accepted the role as Chief of Imagination for CSS and my personal creativity mentor.