As well as my own work, I am an experienced community artist running projects to create a focus on the importance of learning through art.
I have worked in Early Years, primary, Secondary and with adult groups.
In schools, by collaborating with coordinators the projects can be designed to integrate art within the pupils learning and can be adapted to encompass a wide range of subject areas and valuable cross curricular skills, including literacy, numeracy, and PSHE.
Highlighting the importance of creativity and experimentation by introducing a range of art disciplines including textiles, image transfer and screen printing.
Examples of projects
Family Arts - working with parents
Encouraging children, Teachers and parents to work together to design and create art pieces and in doing so building stronger understanding and relationships with eachother.
Holiday/out of school care
Creative art for children attending holiday and after school clubs. Meeting needs for large numbers, mixed ages groups and quick fun activities. Encourage use of recycled/found materials and project that could be developed in the home.
The Olympic values and events used as inspiration, where pupils created their own vision of the games while exploring and developing skills in visual arts. Children had the opportunity to design and create T-shirts and banners. This project can be tailor made with links to both numeracy and literacy.
'I am What I Choose to become'. A project exploring our Heritage, Influences and Aspirations to create a series of arches using textiles and printmaking. A Thoughtful installation that can enable longer term projects where all pupils can add their contribution to the arches, linking in successfully with literacy and history.
All projects are available as half or one day workshops through to extended projects charged at a rate of £250 per day which includes materials and equipment. Projects can be addapted to allow for working with individual classes, whole year groups or other community groups.
As well as an experienced artist I am a fully qualifed teacher, CRB checked.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss projects in more detail or arrange a meeting where I am happy to bring samples of work. Or view photographs in the workshop Gallery.