Schools and Colleges

Mentoring

Support through pre-exam and folio work. I have worked with students who need support/advice/generally getting on track through mental blocks, crises or time pressures. I ensure it is their own work which comes to the fore, acting as a facilitator using various ways to guide them.

Teaching projects

Below are examples of work I have done in Schools, but I am open to any projects and can do any of the organisation/planning as required.

I am proud to be associated with Orwell Park School at Nacton, near Ipswich.

I am pleased to work with Garboldisham Primary School at least once, and often twice a week. It is wonderful to see how art extends into so many areas of the curriculum and the children have produced wonderful results, including a project to pains a large hare won £1,000 for the school and the Year 5/6 children got a huge amount out of it.

 

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I have been Artist in Residence 3 times, which entails:

  • Working and living at the School for a week.
  • Liaising with the Head of Art to work with various age groups over the week.
  • Work ties in with the Curriculum as well as looking around subjects, introducing new skills, adventures and lively discussions!
  • Producing a body of work based on life around the school.
  • Students’ and my work is exhibited in a show.

I worked for a week at a Primary School, dedicating a day to each of the following ages:

Nursery and reception.

Fun with charcoal and colour, looking at leaf shapes.

Years 1 and 2.

At this age, they love drawing what is in their minds. So they did just that on A5 size card, and I gave different groups either warm, or cool, or a mixture of colours I presented the work to form large faces.

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Years 3 and 4

They begin to see how colour works by offering ideas, but yet allowing their freedom to come through.

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Years 5 and 6

Drawing with twigs and ink, adventures learning about how colour works – the results were inspirational and totally exciting!

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Lower and Upper 6th

Day workshops with John Leman High School, Beccles.

To support students in their exam projects, and introduce them to a wide variety of skills and study areas. To encourage discussion on ‘what’ and ‘how’.

Colour theory is taught in a simple, fun, but meaningful way. Students can make sense of the endless sources of colour materials at their disposal today!

Making use of the endless resources and inspirations available today.

I have studied the use of pigments throughout art history, from the Middle Ages to ‘now’, and demonstrate how this can inform their work and knowledge.

Drawing – confidence with drawing skills, observation, learning how to see, understand.

Using all types of paint, inks, twigs for drawing, mixed media, pastel, charcoal etc. etc.

Encouraging individuality and nurturing flair.

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In general, I aim to give students a wide ‘library’ of knowledge and skill, together with the confidence and self-belief to know their thoughts and be able to put them down.

The 21st Century is a world full of ‘stuff’. I like to help them to find their way round and use the vast range of ‘stuff’ around for them today

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