Teaching experience

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I have been organising and running craft based workshops for children for a number of years both within the framework of educational programs in schools and as an independent provider. Here are some images of students work, and workshops I have done.

Workshops and Training

1990 Part time teaching at St.Alban's College of Art& Design.

2003 Manchester Art Gallery
Two Parent and children collage workshop inspired by my book ' Fabrics of Fairytales '

2003 Beyond The Border Literary Festival
Workshop (2 days) making a banner for the festival.

2003 Layntuit Major Senior School , Wales
Embroidery banner making workshop (5 days). Working with year 9 students

2003 Orleans House Gallery
Parent and child workshop (3 days) inspired by my exhibition of illustrations based on travel to foreign cities

2005 Horfield Primary School, Bristol
Bookweek workshop based on my illustration work

2007 Bath Literary Festival
Embroidery workshop for Parents and Children

2007 St. Werberghs' Nursery School
Workshop in threading and cutting , making Indian Hangings

2010 Bristol Central Library
Children's workshop inspired by my book 'African Tales'

2008-2010 St.Michaels' Primary School, Bristol
Two workshops a year including
Printmaking - Year 5
Embroidery - Year 2 'Hanging Hearts'
Felt work - Year 1 'Felted Bug Badges'
Wall Displays- Year 1 'Aladdin'
Reception 'Forestry Walk'

2011 Ashton Primary School , Bristol
Bookweek workshop (2 days) for Year 4 making circular embroidered pieces inspired by favourite stories

2011 Container ( Gallery) , Bristol
Workshop (3 days) for children - ' Birds for Flight '
Printmaking and embroidery based on birds which finished with an exhibition in the Gallery

2011 Sefton Park Primary School, Bristol
Workshop making felted christmas decorations

2009-2011 Local Learning CIC
Three workshops for children in inter city Bristol. Part of a coordinated experience taking children on historical
walks around the city. Workshops making work related to the history of Stokes Croft in Bristol. Finished work now in
Bristol Central Library.

2010-2012 Independent Workshops
Workshops local children in Bristol. Making a whole range of things from felted animals and GOGO's to clothes and hot water
bottle covers.

2011 permanent Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
Workshop based project based on children's memories. These 'Memory Boxes' are now exhibited in the Museum.

2012 Bristol Steiner School
Eight week project with Class 3 producing an applique wall hanging based on farming.