Teaching & Workshops

I have always loved to tell stories, invent worlds and most importantly create the inhabitants.

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.

 

Workshops near you…

 More coming in 2017…

More dates coming soon…

Teaching Experience…

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.  

Some of the people that I have worked with…

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

Schools…

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,