I offer artist-led creative programmes and workshops for schools, colleges and cultural organisations that focus on skill building, exploratory approaches and conversations surrounding Contemporary Art Practice and Art Making.
Working to the needs of schools, teachers and organisations, I design and deliver workshops in which participants are encouraged to engage and talk about art practice, materials and processes.
Flexible in what programmes and experiences I can provide, below are some examples of what can be offered. Please see contact details below if you wish to discuss any of the following.
BESPOKE Workshops and Programmes
These can be one-off workshops that are built around your current curriculum or programmes that can be delivered over a few months, academic term/year. I design programmes that are energetic, stimulating and enable creative learning experiences with an Artist. The workshops can be tailored to small groups (including exam students, SEND, Gifted & Talented students) or whole year groups split into groups. Recent workshops have included Year 9 Life Drawing Day (approx 60 students), Year 7 Creative Collaboration Print and Drawing Day (approx 115 students), Responding to Space through drawing (Year 12 workshop at Crossness Pumping Station), Walking the boundaries (artist-led walk) and a Year 5 transitional workshop day inspired by architect Zaha Hadid, entitled ‘Designing for your Future’.
As Artist in Residence at Colfe’s School between 2016 – 2018, I established and delivered The Goldsmiths and Colfe’s Art Studio Programme for Year 12 Colfe’s students and BA Fine Art students at Goldsmiths College, University of London. This programme ran for two years with Fine Art and Graphics A Level students participating.
Schools, charities and galleries I am currently working at or have worked with recently include: Bow Arts Trust, Chiltern Primary School (Basingstoke, Hampshire), Thames21, Prendergast School, Colfe’s School, St John’s Upper Holloway CE Primary School, Gerald Moore Gallery, Eltham College, The Cedars School (Croydon) and Chase Lane Primary School (as a Bow Arts Freelance Artist Educator).
CPD / Professional Development / Team-building for Teachers
Designed to fulfil the needs of teachers and inspire creativity in the classroom, INSET and teambuilding sessions can be tailored for cross-school delivery, across Key Stages or for individual year groups, D&T and Art Departments. The sessions endeavour to build confidence in delivering skills, to reengage with the curriculum or to help encourage and develop new teaching practices. Recently I delivered an INSET session at St John’s Upper Holloway CE Primary School, where I taught a clay skills session to the teachers in Early Years- Key Stage 2. In November 2018 I delivered an artist talk and ‘wet clay life drawing’ workshop for Hampshire Secondary Art, Craft and Design Conference 2018 at Southampton City Art Gallery.
Currently I lead an outreach programme for The Art Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, collaborating with BA Fine Art and BA Fine Art & History of Art students and local Year 12 students and teachers in Lewisham, London.