I am a graduate of Fine Art Painting from Royal College of art and have spent the past 7 years working with students and young artists from GCSE level, through to BA. I also maintain my own active studio practice and exhibit work regularly.
My approach to teaching is to develop students creativity while also satisfying curriculum or assessment requirements. This can be achieved with a combination of contextual and historical studies, as well as the development of practical skills to help the student to create the work they really want to make.
I have worked at a variety of levels, so adapt my classes accordingly. I have helped to develop comprehensive art and design courses for children from 11 to 16, as well as working with A-Level students preparing portfolios for Foundation or BA. I also have experience in supporting Foundation students with assisted learning requirements in their research development, time management and creative process, and teaching BA students in a 1-to-1 capacity to develop their individual practices. Currently I teach a one day a week Art History course that I wrote myself and continue to adapt for particular audiences, drawing on my knowledge and enjoyment of the subject and its relevance to young creatives and adult learners seeking a greater depth to their knowledge. Further to this, I have developed a practical-based program for adult learners looking to gain confidence and skills in drawing and painting.
Coming to teaching from an arts background has given me not only the passion required to encourage and support artists and creatives of all ages, but also an open approach to the different requirements of individual students based on age, ambitions, interests and learning needs. As a practising artist, I am also engaged in the balance between creativity and career options that face many students concerned about how they wish to progress with their creative studies.
I have been teaching consistently for 7 years, teaching groups of all sizes from 1-on-1 tutorials, class based teaching for up to 25 students, and delivering lectures to 300+ people.
I have assisted students in developing work at all educational levels, from GSCE students developing skills to use at school, to working within A-Level courses to help students improve their grades. While working for universities, I was also instrumental in helping students achieve the best BA grades they could. My art history course is graded by myself, and contributes towards overall course grades. The portfolio work I teach is aimed at increasing students and industry worker ability to progress in education and employability.
My teaching experience has spanned institutional and environments supportive to the institution, workplace or industry.
I would negotiate an extra cost for travel, based on the cheapest possible cost of that travel.
2010 - 2012 Royal College of Art, MA Painting: Distinction
Studio practice, art history, critical theory, thesis.
2003 - 2006 University of Brighton, BA (hons) Fine Art Painting: First
Studio practice, art history, critical and contextual theory, dissertation.
2002 - 2003 University of Gloucestershire, Foundation Fine Art: Distinction
Skills and Experience
Strong background in creative practice, art history and contextual theory to BA (Hons.) and MA level
Experience in assisting students with specialist learning needs such as Dyslexia, ADHD, and Dyspraxia
Experience writing and developing lecture series’ exploring subject, context and wider implications and contemporary relevance
Experience delivering lectures/lesson plans concerning art history, critical theory and contextual studies to groups from four to several hundred
Experience creating alternative learning environments
Experience using creative workshops to develop academic and creative skills
Experience working in schools and higher education environments with students aged 11 - 25
Experience leading Central St Martins short courses with young people and adult learners
Experience developing research projects in both residencies and through exhibitions
Experience in organising events and delivering workshops
Experience of technical assistance, handling and installation of artwork
Experience in creative development projects with adults with acquired brain injuries and teenagers with challenging behaviour
Familiar with online learning tools
European Modern Art History Lecturer, Hollins Abroad, London (Aged 19 - 21)
Short Course Tutor, Central St Martins College, London (Aged 11 - Adult)
2014 - 2016 Associate Lecturer, Foundation Art & Design, Oxford Brookes University,
2012 - 2016 Visiting Tutor, (Contracted), BA Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton,
Visiting Lecturer Engagements
2014 Hull College of Art and Design
Oxford Brookes University
2012 Slade School of Fine Art, London, BA Fine Art
2012 University of Brighton, Brighton, BA Fine Art Painting
2012 Teeside University, Middlesborough, BA Fine Art
2012 Writtle College, Essex, BA Fine Art
Further Employment History
2010 - 2014 International School of Creative Arts, Wexham, Bucks
Workshops and creative/personal support with Art & Design students (16 -
25) including research development, critical and contextual discussion
groups, art historical awareness and pastoral care at boarding school run
in association with the University of the Arts London
2009 Main Yard Gallery, London
Promotion and curation for artist run gallery space and studios in East London.
2008 Timothy Taylor Gallery, Carlos Place, London
Front of house, client/public liaison, administration
2002 - 2008 Various care roles including elderly care, working with vulnerable young
people, Adults with acquired brain injuries, and teenagers with challenging
2008 Wilkinson Gallery, Vyner Street, London
Internship, client/public liaison, administration
2008 Volunteer English, Maths and Art teacher with children aged 5-10 at Hohoe
Orphanage in Ghana, W. Africa. One month.
2004 Volunteer mural painting and running art therapy classes with landmine
victims of all ages in rehabilitation centres, Cambodia. Three months.
2002 Volunteer teaching in a primary school and designing signs and information
boards for Bui NP eco-tourism initiative, Ghana W. Africa. Three months.
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