I always intended to teach, I’d worked hard to secure a place on a PGCE course to follow my degree. My degree show sold out, New Designers brought with it amazing exhibition and press opportunities and I was forced to decide if I could stop making to become a teacher. The opportunities were exciting and reluctantly I gave up my place and embarked on a career as a freelance artist. Despite loving what I do the urge to teach did not leave me. As my creative practice developed so did my desire to pass on skills. I now work as both artist and arts educator, teaching throughout the UK and overseas. I love to help people to make things, in particular characters, creatures and figures. I have always loved to tell stories, invent worlds and most importantly create the inhabitants. I teach people to illustrate three dimensionally using a quirky combination of mixed media. The process and outcomes are unique and suitable for all ages and settings. I am available on a freelance basis for workshops, residencies, talks and demonstrations – If you are a school, college, gallery, or other educational venue and you would be interested in booking a workshop or other event please contact me. Whether you are looking for a half day workshop, a week long project or a longer residency I will try to meet your needs. * I have up to date public liability insurance.
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Freelance Art Educator. 2003 – Present I am able to work across the whole educational spectrum in schools, colleges, galleries and community centers with people of all ages and abilities. It varies from one project to the next. *Please email me for an up to date CV. Art Practitioner September 2012 – April 2013 Battyeford Primary School, Mirfield -Teaching Reception and Year 1 Art
Temporary Art & Design Technology Teacher October 2010 – July 2011 Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield -Teaching Year 3 & 4 boys Educational Co Ordinator (part time role) October 2005 –June 2007 The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds Employed to devise and deliver a range of educational activities to accompany the gallery exhibition programme with the aim of reaching new audiences.
Fibre Arts Australia, Manchester Libraries, Gallery Oldham, Touchstones Rochdale Gallery, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery, Durham Art Gallery, The Making, Nesta, Leeds Collage of Art & Design, CAPE UK, The Craft Centre & Design Gallery -Leeds, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bluecoat Display Centre, Kirklees MC (Art4All Residencies & Insets), 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, West Yorkshire Print Workshop Outreach, West Dean College -Sussex, The Art House -Wakefield, Wakefield Museum, Rotherham MC
Crowlees Junior & Infants -Mirfield, Netherthong Primary-Huddersfield, Moldgreen Community Primary-Huddersfield, Littletown Primary -Cleckheaton, Battyeford CE Primary School -Mirfield, Shelley College -Huddersfield, Allerton Primary School -Immingham, Reinwood Infants School -Huddersfield, Byewell Primary School -Dewsbury, Boothroyd Junoir & Infants School -Dewsbury, Alcester Grammar School -Warwickshire, Hepworth Junior & Infants,-Holmfirth, Holme Junior & Infants School -Holmfirth, Alt Primary School -Oldham, St John’s Church School-Golcar,Rowley Lane School-Lepton, Crossley Fields Junior & Infants -Mirfield, Scholes Village Primary-Cleckheaton, Birkenshaw Primary -Bradford,