I am an experienced art and design teacher with a good range of traditional art and design skills in teaching 2D fine art, ceramics 3d, sculpture, History of art/contextual studies. As well as extensive experience of teaching new media including digital arts animation graphics and web design. I have worked as a course leader in FE running Foundation and diploma courses and have designed, delivered and assessed curriculum at levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. I have a broad range of experience of working with students from a diversity of social settings in diverse environments. I have a BA Hons from Manchester Metropolitan university department of fine art and have a PGCE from the University of Bolton. As well as mainstream teaching I have worked with students with leaning disabilities and have many years experiences of working with people suffering mental health problems. I am a practising artist with my own studio working in mixed media and sculpture. I have a great believer in the positive benefits of creativity and am motivated by the rewards of assisting others in realising there own creative aspirations and the development of their skills and abilities.
Availability: On demand, Currently have some bookings with Learning Links
Willing to travel: 30 miles
Currently self employed running an arts studio creating art works, teaching privately and as a supply sessional arts teacher. Teaching Personnel (August 2013 to June 2014) Supply Teacher, Teaching art design, ICT and Media in Schools Portsmouth University (November 2013) One-day Creative workshop in creative thinking idea generation and development. City College Southampton, • Course leader, and lecture in art and design (Foundation in art design (Dec 2007 to July 2011) • Course leader Games development Dec 2007 July 2012 • Course leader Subsidiary to Extended Diploma art and design. December 2011 to July 2013 Duties include : curriculum design, course leadership, team management, teaching Fine art, 3d, Ceramics, Computer added design, animation, and games development, Academic and pastoral tutorial responsibilities, student requirement, project management communality liaison and verification and assessment processes. As course leader I developed and grew the Foundation level 3 program from 6 students, Dec 2007 to 28 students in 20011, I also grew to Games development program from 9 students 2007 to 28 in 2012. Visiting HE Lecturer in web site design and authoring (Feb 2001, to Dec 2006) Liverpool John Moores University Responsible for design and delivery of sessions in web design and authoring for undergraduate program in E-Business Technology and Management Art and Media Teacher Marcia partnership (June 2007 Dec 2007) Designing and delivering courses for independent training organization Lecturer, Liverpool City Arts College (2002 to 2007) HND, and Btec ND, in Photography Responsible for planning, delivery, and assessment of modules for teaching Digital Imaging, including Keyskills ITC level 3 Btec ND in 3D Design Responsible for planning, delivery, and assessment of, Computers in design, including Keyskills ITC level 3 Responsible for planning, delivery, and assessment of, Computers in design for AVCE, including Keyskills ITC level 3 Btec ND Multi media Responsible for planning, delivery, and assessment of units, Digital Animation, Web Design and Authoring, and Visual communication Lecturer in Digital imaging: St Helens Community College Department of Photography (2005 – 2006) HNC Responsible for planning, delivery and assessment teaching Digital imaging. Project Manager and Arts worker (June 2002 - January 2003) For Lime, Formally hospital arts Manchester Responsible for Development of a 100 page interactive CD-ROM, celebrating 250 years of the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Created an Animation for the Wythenshaw Hospital using material created during 20 half day arts sessions on the cystic fibrosis ward Arts Teacher levels 1, 2, (September 1994 - May 1995) Cities in Schools, Liverpool working with 15 to 16 years olds who had been excluded from education involving students in their own individual arts projects. Activity Co-coordinator with over fives (September 1994 - March 1995) Save the Children, Liverpool Responsible for creating activities for children at an after school centre. Founder and Manager (1991 - 1994) Full Potential Arts, Highgate Birmingham I set up and managed Full Potential Arts, a non-profit making user lead community arts resource and arts studio, used by people from the local community. I established an arts register and secured funding to provide arts sessions in mental health day centers across south Birmingham. Currently sponsored by Birmingham City Council, and funded from South Birmingham Health Authority and Social Services. Contracts have included Drugs Prevention Initiative, Sense in the Midlands, Juvenile Justice, South Birmingham Health Authority, and NFS. Responsibilities as Manager included: Recruitment of key personnel and volunteers, creation of a management committee, establishment of a register of community artists, promotion of services, fund raising, art project development and management and meeting the criteria for the organization to become a registered charity. Art & Ceramics Teacher (Nov. 1990 - Dec. 1991) Centre 13, Moseley, Birmingham Teaching ceramics to clients with mental health problems and involved with the activities of the day centre and provision of support for members.