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£24/h
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Lessons offered by Nicola
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Art and Design
  • Abstract painting
  • Art School Preparation
  • Sculpture
  • Expressive Art
  • Printmaking
Levels
  • All Levels

Art & Photography Tutor Currently researching a PhD in the new digital view

Methodology

Art isn't about failure, it's about expression and thought. Good teaching doesn't teach you how to copy the masters, or lead you down one specific route. Effective arts tutoring helps you expand your own practice, it encourages you to face your artistic fears by challenging your knowledge and teasing out of you what you didn't know you had.

Experience

I am a passionate photographer and visual artist, working with mixed media including 3D and sculpture. I have a love of education at all levels and believe both in art from an academic standpoint and as a pastoral perspective.

I am currently studying my PhD in the existence of a 3rd ambiguous digital view, enticed by new wave art tourism. Whilst my research is progressing well I am keen to gain more tutoring hours to add to my CV.
I work well with adults and children of all ages and enjoy seeing them flourish both artistically and personally with the skills that the arts have to offer. I enjoy the work I do, and I have been thrilled to tutor children in both A Level and GCSE arts and to teach large private art classes.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £22
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £20
Lessons offered by Nicola
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Art and Design
  • Abstract painting
  • Art School Preparation
  • Sculpture
  • Expressive Art
  • Printmaking
Levels
  • All Levels

Nicola's CV

Nicola Johnson

Personal Profile
"A highly motivated, focused and skilled individual with excellent communication skills at all levels
across diverse demographic and cultural backgrounds, committed to providing exceptional customer service"
Dedicated, hard working and committed to delivering organisational requirements. A highly skilled communicator, able to foster and maintain strong relationships based on trust and understanding. A gifted tutor, able to inspire and motivate students of all ages. Highly organised with strong workflow management and experience of organising and supporting complex events and courses. Adaptable, enthusiastic, professional and approachable. A valued colleague and team member and a motivational leader of multidisciplinary teams.
Skills and Experience
Communication and Engagement
 As part of my freelance work I have engaged with children and adults from diverse demographic and cultural backgrounds on a regular basis, adapting my approach to suit the audience's understanding and perception
 In both my freelance work and tutoring experience I have communicated effectively, liaised and negotiated with organisations, student bodies, community organisations and local administrative offices as required
 Engaged with adults of all ages both as a tutor of photography and art, and during event organisation
 Engaged with young students, including SEN students, and their parents as an art tutor
 Built a successful social media presence and various websites from scratch, successfully driving business generation and engagement
Workload Management and Prioritisation
 Organised, attended and run international training / coaching events for leading commercial photographers
 Organised, run and managed festivals for charity including management of teams, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and obtaining the necessary permits and insurances
 Organised, managed and run balls, managing multidisciplinary teams to arrange lighting, decorations, PA, photography, video, décor and catering in line with ethos, objectives and budgets all delivered on time
 Made applications for, and received, local funding grants for events
Teamwork and Collaboration
 Working with a diverse range of clients through my freelance practice, engaging with them to understand their briefs and ensure they are fulfilled to their requirements and aspirations
 Working with children, parents, older students and professional photographers to deliver tailored training
 Working with large multidisciplinary teams during ball and festival organisation, collaborating to ensure all workstreams are managed effectively without impact to other areas and the whole is delivered within the required timescales and budgets
 Listening to and building trust with a variety of people from all walks of life as part of both my freelance work and as an art tutor, understanding requirements and managing expectations effectively
Teaching and Assessment
 Experienced in tutoring art to children between the ages of 6-18, including SEN students both for enjoyment and towards officially accredited awards equivalent to GCSE and A Level
 Worked with older children as an Art Tutor, building portfolios, using a variety of mixed media, writing statements and critiquing artwork
 11 years' experience teaching photography skills to children and adults
 Delivered and run business workshops teaching the technicalities of shooting and lighting, business skills, marketing, social media presence / websites, photoshop, lightroom and adobe suite
Career Summary
2015 – 2018 Study towards degree
2016 – 2018 Art Tutor
 Working with older children tutoring them and managing through officially accredited Arts Awards
 Building portfolios and using a variety of mixed media
 Writing statements and critiquing art work
2006 – 2018 Freelance Photographer
 Built a freelance commercial business from scratch from £0 to £35K+pa
 Taught manual shooting, lighting, framing and commercial Photoshop from to a variety of students from children aged 6 up to professional photographers seeking to strengthen business and photography skills
 Driven a strong social media presence
 Dealt with a diverse range of clients and consistently met briefs
 Experienced in shoots, events, studio and commercial work
Education and Professional Training
 PhD – University of Bedfordshire: Instagram, how the rise of new digital and social media has affected the primary view (2018 – ongoing)
 BA (Hons) in Art & Design (1st achieved) – University of Bedfordshire (2018)
Peer Assisted Learning Leader and Student Representative
 Certificate in Childhood Studies – Open University (2005)
Additional Information
 3D Artist, with Sculpture, Screen & Lino printing, Oil, Acrylic and Drawing experience
 Photoshop, Lightroom, In Design, Sketch Up, BREO, SIMS
 An extensive knowledge of the technicalities of modern digital photography. I shoot fully manually to a high professional standard
 CRB / DBS checked

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