I am a friendly, outgoing, creative person and I love a challenge. I enjoy helping other people discover their creativity and have fun in the process. I am a problem solver and like to promote that in others. I believe that the process is just as important as the final result.
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EDUCATION 1996 – 1997 PGCE Art & Design (secondary schools), Bretton Hall 1993 – 1996 BA Hon Fine Art Sculpture, Bretton Hall, University of Leeds 1992 – 1993 Foundation in Art & Design, Walsall College of Art
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2013 – present Partner in Henhouse Children’s Art School www.facebook.com/HenhouseChildrensArtSchool 2012 – present Founder member of Untitled Art Collective 2011 - present Regional Drawing Power Associate for the Big Draw 2002 – present Part-time Arts Development Officer, Lichfield District Council Organise & develop visual art projects and events in schools, with community groups and the general public. Facilitate workshops myself and commission other artists. 2002 – present Freelance Artist/workshop facilitator – community groups & schools 2007 – 2010 General supply teacher for ABC Teachers, Lichfield & Monarch, Bham 2006 – 2007 Part-time Teacher of Art & Design, Friary School, Lichfield 2005 – 2006 Part-time Teacher of Art & Design, Cheslyn Hay High School
SCHOOL & COMMUNITY PROJECTS/WORKSHOPS – Freelance & LDC 2013 Walk This Way Art Trail www.facebook.com/lichfieldshoeswalkthisway Lichfield Shoes art event 2012 Three Spires Lantern Parade Big Draw exhibition & workshops in Empty Shop Olympic Flag parade with 30 schools Floating origami lanterns on Minster Pool Bridgtown School 100 year celebration Mosaic ( see pic ) Olympic Rings with Boney Hay Primary 2011 Scarecrows at Bridgetown School, Cannock Markham Vale Mining Project with 6 Derbyshire primary schools Recycled Materials sculptures with Gentleshaw & Cannock environmental group Playaway project - Various art projects using recycled materials with children's groups in East Staffordshire Large textile project for the library at Whittington Primary ( see pic ) 2010 Mural and wall frieze at Moorhill Primary School Cannock Scarecrows at Bridgetown School, Cannock Experimental Drawing for the Big Draw in Lichfield City centre and Burntwood Clay Jewellery & Weaponry at Saxon Day event outside Lichfield Cathedral Dr Johnson Nonsense Dictionary with 6 Primary schools in Lichfield The Swan of Lichfield poem & origami workshop in 6 Lichfield Primary schools Past Sculpture project with years 1, 3 & 5 – Millfield Primary, Fazeley Life size pony cut-outs with Boney Hay Primary, Burntwood Sculpture project with Ridgeway Primary, Burntwood Sculpture project with Nuffield Centre for people with Mental Health issues Mark making with remote control cars with general public Human pencils with Highfields Primary, Burntwood Giant 4 foot cut-out letters at Burntwood Wakes General Creative workshops with Mental Health Groups Teddy Bears picnic trail and activities for under 5s Designing and creating of 3 leading floats at Lichfield Bower for the Golden Jubilee Beauty project with Burntwood Live at Home group Lichfield Angels at Lichfield Cathedral Decoration of Hoardings around Lichfield Garrick
AWARDS 2007 National Drawing Power Award - Runner up for ‘Big Draw’ activities 2006 National Drawing Power Award – Highly Commended for ‘Big Draw’ activities 2005 National Drawing Power Award - Runner up for ‘Big Draw’ activities 2004 National Drawing Power Award – Highly Commended for ‘Big Draw’ activities