Teaching, Coaching & Professional Practice Mentoring

 

As a lecturer and experienced practitioner of more that 20 years it gives me great pleasure to see people reach their creative potential, with this in mind I offer the following on a sessional basis

Workshops and Skills Development 

 

  • I occasionally run workshops, in a variety of processes from my studio drawing and painting the animals that I share the farm with, together with natural dye/ink workshops, printmaking, felt making and bookmaking. if you are interested in any of the above please use the contact form below, or sign up to the mailing list. 

One to One Practice Development and Professional Practice Mentoring

 

  • When we leave university one thing we no longer have is those one to one tutorials which look intensely at our practice.  We can access life drawing, skills development workshops, talks etc. but it is often difficult to find those in depth critical  (but gentle) analytical conversations that you have with your tutors. 

 

  • Sometimes it is difficult to see the strengths and weaknesses in your own work when you are so closely and often emotionally involved with it.  It can become a little like a dense forest of ideas and a little overwhelming, preventing you from making fresh and interesting work.

 

Websites and Social Media

  • Whether you would like to build a simple website from scratch or begin to get to grips with social media platforms, I can offer 1-1 sessions tailored to your requirements and I can design a strategy to suit you with the aim of giving you the confidence to be completely self sufficient as you find your feet, so no ongoing website management fees, unless you would like regular input.
     

  • All sessions are completely tailored to your own needs and requirements, with a minimum of 1 hour per session, they can be a one off or regular ongoing discussions.

 

Group Facilitation

 

  • Whilst it is great to set up your own group crits with friends, so often they become lovely sessions where everyone is very kind and having drunk lots of coffee or tea, eaten some gorgeous cakes, you are not really any further forward.  I know from experience that our family and friends are great for encouraging us forward but dont always know how to support our creative practice in a constructive and structured manner.  

 

My fees are simple and transparent based on an hourly rate of £30 plus a mileage fee of 50p per mile from my studio in the TR14 area of Cornwall, for group facilitation the fee would be by negotiation and dependent on numbers etc.  Please use the form below to enquire further.

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