I like my students to enjoy what they are doing and I encourage them to persevere whilst understanding any difficulties they may have. In Calligraphy I spend the first few weeks on one script learning the basics . After this we can then progress onto further scripts and other related skills.
My lessons for children in art and crafts are well-planned so that we work towards finished results but also have fun along the way.
I have taught calligraphy in adult community education for over 15 years. I have experience of class teachingof up to 12 students, small groups and individual coaching. I community education I have taught calligraphy at various levels and students have succesfully achieved level 1 and level 2 with MOCN.
I have also taught art and crafts to primary age children on summer courses (drawing, painting, puppet making, paper mache, textile crafts etc).
Pastoral Support Mentor Wirral Met College - Birkenhead - September 2000 to 2017 .
Following an earlier career in art and design I have worked in education, from primary through to adult community education. Since 1993 I have worked in Further Education and in Community Outreach, firstly as a Community Development Worker and then as a Support Mentor. I have worked with all ages and with people from all social backgrounds. I have also worked in adult community education as a tutor teaching calligraphy, illustration and textiles.
Diploma in Graphic Design (Design for Visual Communication with Professional Practice) Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic 1970 - 1973
Advice and Guidance NVQ4 - Wirral Met College 2014
Certificate in Education
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)
Art and Design, creative writing, calligraphy, sewing and textiles, choir, dog walking, reading, DIY.
Museum of the Year Award - 2nd place - Inverness Museum 1979
CLAS (Calligraphy and Lettering Society) Runner up 1995
Mental Health First Aid, 20015
Craft articles published in magazines and comics.
Self-published children's stories
Write on Wirral Anthology – stories and travel articles published on-line
Having worked as a community development worker and as a mentor I have excellent experience of working with students both individually and in groups. I have many years experience of teaching in adult and community education and also with vulnerable groups within the community. I have also planned and delivered art and craft courses for primary age children on summer courses. I have a strong background in art and design and I have supported students in preparing folios for interviews.
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