The lessons offered are varied. From Fine line portrait drawing to 3D anamorphic designs. The taster sessions allow you to try out and explore which practice of drawing you would like to develop. They will take you through one , two and three point perspective drawing and how this can be used to develop portrait/character and 3D/anamorphic styles of working. 1-2-1 tutoring basis to advance your techniques and skills in your preferred area enables the tutor to focus directly on your requirements. These sessions are ideal for beginners to any of these forms and techniques or experienced artists wanting to explore a different medium to their current practice.
I have been a practicing artist for many years and gained a BA (Hons) FIRST Class in Visual Arts. I have cultivated my teaching skills over the past 14 years. Teaching in many creative areas including Animation and Film, Drawing and Graffiti, Arts and Crafts. I have found working with different mediums has enabled me to explore textures and style that has strengthened my understanding of value and form when applying it to teaching methods and my own illustrations. I thoroughly enjoy teaching in my favourite subject and I use teaching methods in drawing as accessible as possible for each learner.
£20 based on 1-2-1 (excl. travel)**
Lessons are booked on a minimum of 2 hours as is required for learner to gain adequate teaching and gain the best from the session. As opposed to some subjects, drawing takes up more time.
Block booking discounts will require advanced deposit payment and bookings within a 7 day period.
**(travel costs may not apply, depending on distance of travel)
ART WORK HISTORY & EXPERIENCE
NOV 2003 – Present Day: Various Arts projects, working as a workshop facilitator/leader, project management, casual arts tutor for various community and council run/funded projects across Greater Manchester, on specific projects and informal education. Illustrator for various blogs and projects. Private Tutor. Current exhibition 'Hidden Pioneers' Graphite and Ink portrait.
MARCH 2013 – SEPT 2013: Facilitator/Tutor for FACT in Liverpool. Delivering animation workshops for various groups. Working mainly with the education co-ordinator for delivery of projects in schools across Liverpool and with Young Peoples co-ordinator on various projects.
MAY 2010 – MARCH 2011
Lead Artist/Facilitator for the “Imaginate Project’ for Lets Go Global funded by the CYPS. Animation workshops, which were targeted at young people with eating disorders. The workshops focussed on healthy living and the positive aspects of food or lifestyle choices of healthy living and body image. They were delivered for various groups across Trafford in different locations.
SEPT 2003 - AUG 2009: Trafford Council (Community Learning Trafford). Casual Arts Tutor. Planning and Delivering various arts workshops in Trafford. CLT was part of Trafford College and community learning continued its role in outreach community workshops. In this setting I have worked with diverse groups of people of all generations including intergenerational family workshops.
SEPT 2008: Facilitated an interactive workshop for Coverdale Tenants at Richmond School, Longsight.
AUG 2008: ‘Generate Generations’ project based at the Zion Arts Centre in Hulme. Delivering and co-ordinating the visual arts project which included putting together the visuals for the carnival with the young people. Along with this worked for the Zion Arts Centre on the carnival day by putting the carnival float together.
MAY – JULY 2008: Project coordinator and facilitator for Year 5/6 pupils at St. Hilda’s C.E Primary School, Prestwich. This included the full production process of making an animation, from storyboards, set design, model making, floor production and management, animating using PC software (Stop Motion ProV4), camera work, audio and editing. They were shown how to produce an animation using accessible software and hardware that they could use at home.
APRIL 2006: Delivered animation workshop at Richmond PRU in Longsight for a ‘Big Brother’ project. Working on identity cultural diversity and exclusion.
OCT 2004 - APRIL 2005: LIME, working on the ‘Pathways Project’, as an artist. Delivering workshops at ‘The Manchester Foyer’. We produced light-catchers made from Perspex and X-film and mod-roc casts of their hands, which were decorated. They were then displayed in an Exhibition held at The Zion Centre, where they were put inside Perspex balls that were attached to a huge atom structure made by another artist.
JULY/AUG 2004: Sharston YC, Wythenshawe; 4 x 3 hour graffiti workshops, incorporating personal identity.
3 x 3 hour workshops at Altrincham Youth Centre, Stencil art for Grafitti.
These were part of a Wythenshawe Youth Strategy initiative along with the police, to bring young people off the streets during the summer holidays.
MAY 2004: BESS Youth Project. producing a small mural at a school with young people.
APRIL 2004: Working alongside Alkimu Productions, with young people from Peel Hall in Wythenshawe. Producing a canvas backdrop for their production of a modern day Macbeth.
FEB 2004: Sharston Youth Centre, Wythenshawe. Visual Arts theatre production, workshop facilitator, production of backdrops for their own play called ‘Consequences’, which was done through Alkimu Arts & Performance.
NOV 2003: Produced a mural on a 20ft x 8ft wall. This was a project funded by CAPE, a collaboration involving pupils from Oakwood High School and Brookburn Primary School in Chorlton, Manchester. The mural was displayed at Brookburn Primary School, Chorlton.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICE
My current practice is in the form of Illustration and 3D styles of working. I delight in drawing pet portraits and try to expose the personality of the animal I am drawing. I have also practiced using Stop Motion Animation, Film and Performance. Current exhibition, 'Hidden Pioneers' part portrait, part dot2dot exposes hidden pioneers who did not appear in our history books until now. I have produced several short films for Filmonik screenings and entered the Salford Film Kabaret through Filmonik, producing a 3 minute animation for the final showing at the Red Cinema Salford; produced two short film/animation for Commonwealth Film Festival for the Filmonik Kabaret 06; two of which was shown on a live internet TV Show (Lets Go Global); and a small compilation of my work was shown at a Monatronic music night in Chorlton and one of my animations was selected as part of a Filmonik retrospective and shown in Gallery 3 at the CORNERHOUSE. I entered an animation for MOVES 07, which was shown at the CONTACT THEATRE. Also selected by the BBC BIG SCREEN MANCHESTER; animation shown over a two week period five times a day March 08.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
Perfect! CHERYL, thank you VERY MUCH for your help. It has been great to learn from. You are really talented and motivating! Definitely recommend you !
Great student, good communication and responding to messages. Very reliable. Pleasant and good experience.
I highly recommend Cheryl. Great teacher, explains everything well and is friendly and down to earth.
I really enjoyed my lessons with her and it was fun learning about the different aspects of art.
Cheryl has worked for me at a local secondary school teaching drawing to Year 8 children. She is a friendly, creative and professional educator. Her drawing lessons have also had a positive influence on the pupils' 3D sculptures. Cheryl is well- prepared, punctual and highly skilled. I would recommend her highly.
Cheryl has a plethora of experience in workshop delivery, and she has completed a degree in Visual Art and Culture. Her sessions are a worthy investment for those who want to learn drawing techniques, and the experience would be tailored to the learner's experience level.
Cheryl is also very hospitable and approachable so it will be a fun and friendly session as well as a way to develop your drawing skills. Comes highly recommended.
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