My teaching is centered around connecting and invigorating people through art. My aim as a facilitator is to tailor the learning experience around the individual’s needs and interests. The British arts education system is outdated, underfunded and does not reflect the current art scene. I have seen first-hand that students who have an awareness of contemporary art are very attractive candidates for higher education establishments. I have an excellent track record for facilitating successful applicants in their onward careers. My skill as a teacher is to ignite confidence and passion in making art that celebrates personality, skill, originality and fresh contemporary practices.
I am a practising artist from Wales. I have recently left my position as Head of Art at the prestigious independent school Barrow Hills in Surrey. Alongside this role, I was a Teacher of Art for three years at King Edward’s School Witley. I gained a PGCE whilst teaching, which I passed at Distinction level.
In my personal practice I have been working on a recent collaborative performance with artist and painter, Shivani Khoshia due to debut in UK galleries in 2020. My work has exhibited in Vancouver, BC and across the UK. I have been a freelance artist since A-Level's as well as being a full-time teacher.
I offer one-off tutorials or a series of lessons.
In the one-off tutorials I will cover the basics of how to set up your workspace, how to generate ideas, I will give an introduction to your chosen materials, how to compose a visually balanced and dynamic composition, as well as how to finish your proposed piece.
In a series of lessons, I can either cover the above activities in more depth, following a project through in its entirety and breaking the process of making a final piece into stages. The series could also involve working with different processes and materials each lesson.
Whichever option you decide to choose, I can either offer you a selection of tasks and projects I have created myself to choose from, or you can come to me with and idea or project you wish to work on. I am very flexible and happy to do either.
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I can teach:
Paint, Illustration, Print, Photography, Woodwork, Clay, Stone Masonry, Textiles, Fashion, Academic Writing, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and Audition, Sound Editing and Recording, Film, Video Editing, Projection and curation.
o Head of Art – Barrow Hill’s School, Surrey – 2019 – 2020
o Teacher of Art – King Edward’s School, Witley, Surrey – 2017- 2020
o Green Weddings - Ceridwen Centre, Wales - 2016
o Art Tutor – Working from Home, Reading – 2015
- University of Buckingham - Teacher of Art PGCE - Distinction - 2018 - 2019
- University of Reading - BA Fine Art - 1st Class Hons - 2013 - 2016
- Coleg Sir Gar - B. Tech Fashion and Illustration + Foundation Course – Distinction, Distinction - 2011 - 2013
“JL has been amazingly happy, a marked contrast to his previous school. You have helped give him confidence in his art and through that, in life. We are so grateful to you and I do hope that we will see you in the future. Let’s stay in touch!
There are the occasional people in life who shape a child and help them to be stronger, happier and the best they can be because they begin to feel good in themselves. You are one of these people and that has been a precious gift to us as a family. Thank you.”
Vice Chancellors Award (91% - Highest mark of entire Department of Art, University of Reading) 2015
Winner of the Helen Thomas and Dick Williams Scholarships 2012
Annie is one the most creative, hard working and organised professionals I have had the pleasure of working with. She is amazing at building great report with her students and approaching them in a relatable manner. Her teaching style is engaging, concise and flexible to those of all abilities. Annie is dedicated and never without a smile! I would highly recommend her!
Annie presents excellent teaching experience and knowledge, combined with her natural creative flair. Annie will enable her students to feed in this creativity and gain confidence in their work. She's exceptionally thorough, attentive and intelligent, the perfect tutor.
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