Art School & Tutoring
I am passionate about the many benefits art can bring to children. Skills such as such as observation, patience, awareness, perseverance and focus. It can help them to relax and produce work that isn’t right or wrong, but simply theirs.
The joy and freedom to create and self express, with the sense of pride that this can bring. Art also provides the perfect platform to learn more about any given topic, from under water creatures to outer space, ancient history to science fiction.
I was lucky enough to grow up in an artistic family. Both my mother and grandfather taught and guided me and let me use their ‘proper brushes and paints’. I am happy to be able to do the same for my children.
But not all children have the chance to develop skills at home or even at school. With ever shrinking budgets and increasing pressures on the curriculum, art is often one of the subjects that gets squeezed out. Also not all primary school teachers have the specialist skills themselves.
Many children reach secondary school without the knowledge to create the work they are being asked to produce. Would we expect them to write a story without first teaching them the alphabet?
So I am delighted to be able to work in Whitnash Primary School offering the pupils there a more in depth teaching of art. I have worked on numerous projects over the last four years and I now run a popular after school art club there. I am very excited to be exhibiting some of these pupils’ work alongside my own in a current exhibition entitled 'Look - The Art of Seeing'
I would love to work with more Primary Schools on either one off projects or more regular lessons.
I also offer private tutoring and am fully DBS checked.
Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more.
According to the World Economic Forum, by 2020 creativity will be in the top three most important skills for future jobs. This is alongside complex problem solving and critical thinking which are skills innate to and honed by creative education.