As an artist and a qualified teacher (PGCE Secondary Art and Design, University of Exeter 2006), I have taught for the past 7 years within a variety of state and public schools. I have undertaken numerous artists residencies where teaching has been an important part of these placements. I have initiated and taken part in independent workshops for adults and children, of all abilities.

 

As an artist/teacher, I am available for teaching and workshops for those with learning disabilities.

 

Education / Teaching projects

Oct 2007 – present

Freelance Visual Arts Educator.

Recent wokshops in Devon and Cornwall include: Bishop's Tawton Primary School, Penair School, Crediton Arts Centre Big Draw, Sandford Primary, Sightsavers International, North Devon College, Devon ACL, Bampton Primary School, North Devon Schools INSET days, Exeter Library, Callington Library Big Draw, Kingsteignton School, CEDA (Community, Equality, Disability, Action), Exeter Phoenix Centre, The Small School, Barnstaple Youth House,Blundell's School.


Summers 2005/06/07

Art Teacher, The Bell International Language School, Saffron Walden, Essex. Age groups 6 – 18 years.


Feb – June 2007

Post Graduate Certificate in Education for children ages 6 – 11 years, Cyprus College of Art.


Jan - July 2006

PGCE Placements (secondary, art and design): Clyst Vale Community College, South Devon (11 – 18); Pilton Community College college (11 – 16); North Devon College (foundation and adult learning).


July / Aug 2004

Art workshops for Adults with Special Needs, St. Austell, Cornwall.


Jan 2004 – July 2004

Artist in Residence, Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset. Team teaching GCSE and A Level groups, Foundation level
Portfolio preparation.
Teaching KS3 – Drawing and Printmaking.
Extra-curricular workshops: Lifedrawing and Printmaking - KS3, KS4, A level
Continuation of my own practice within school ‘open studio’.


Sep 2002 – July 2003

Artist in Residence, Blundell’s School, Tiverton, Devon.
Teaching KS3 - Printmaking.
A level teaching - Lifedrawing.
Workshops for ages 5 – 10 years.
Set design and painting within drama department.
Year 9 Tutor/ pastoral responsibilities.


Sep 2000 – July 2002

Artist in Residence, Friends’ School, Saffron Walden, Essex.
Continuation of my own practice in studio within school, offering advice and inspiration to students.
Art Workshops for ages 5 – 15 years.
Team teaching KS3, KS4 and A Level groups.
Teaching Lifedrawing - G.C.S.E., A Level and Adult classes.
Extra curricular ‘after school’ art workshops – pottery, printmaking, drawing, mosaic, photography.
Set design and painting for numerous drama performances in junior and senior schools.
Curating/organising private views/publicity for school gallery exhibitions.
Internal exam invigilation (generic) and marking (Art).
Activities Co-ordinator of extra curricular activities
Year 12 Tutor / pastoral responsibilities.

 

Workshops click on thumbnails to enlarge (pop up window)

November 2008

A week in the life of Exeter Central Library. As Artist in Residence, I spent a number of days running observational based workshops in the library, incorporating drawing and... read more!

A week in the life of Exeter Central Library

October 2008

Bampton Primary School Mural. I worked with small groups of children at Key Stage 2 to paint a mural in their outdoor play area. We printed with leaves, and used stencils and sponges to build up layers in autumn colours... see more!

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October 2008

The Big Draw at Callington Library. We designed and made two large monoprinted banners, based upon drawings the children made of the stained glass windows in Callington Library, depicting local scenes... see more!

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Jan – Apr 2008

Weekly Workshops at Bishops Tawton Primary School, Barnstaple. Years 5/6 Key Stage 2. An all day drawing intensive workshop for Gifted and Talented Year 10 students. The day was inspired by... read more!

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Feb 2008

Sightsavers International Workshop, Bishops Tawton Primary School, Barnstaple. Year 6, Key Stage 2. This workshop began initially with the idea of a lack of sight. The children undertook various exercises in order to empathise more with the concerns of Sightsavers International... read more!

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Jan 2008

Gifted and Talented Workshop, Penair School, Truro. Year 10. An all day drawing intensive workshop for Gifted and Talented Year 10 students. The day was inspired by... read more!

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Dec 2007

Weekend ‘taster’ workshop, CEDA (Community, Equality, Disability, Action), All age groups. This interactive workshop was designed to accommodate a huge variety of abilities and age groups... read more!

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01/10/07

The Big Draw event, Crediton, circular drawing, made with handmade drawing tools, to be dripped, rolled, wiped, scratched etc onto the paper. Object was to make as many different marks as possible using a varity of tools.



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01/10/07

The Big Draw event, Crediton, drawings made over the course of 2 days, observed from a selection of rubbish and recycleable items ie cans, tins, egg boxes, bottles etc. These were then attached to the walls to create a different interior space, where people walked through the drawings of rubbish to get to the rest of the final Big Draw Event.



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01/10/07

The Big Draw event, Crediton, parents make another circular drawing, inspired by the cirular drawing make previously by children during Big Draw workshop. Similar tools used, but in different ways, and participants moved around the circle clockwise, building up their marks around others'.

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