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Highly developed skills in fine art with a specialism in print and drawing, defined as ambitious, self-driven, confident and an excellent ability to communicate. I am a well organised and creative individual I am fantastic at forming relationships with others, artists and the public. With a background in education, I would like to diversify into a career within a gallery. I am well adapted to learning and take inspiration from contemporary culture and practicing new skills. My goals lay within the areas of exhibiting and curating, with first class honours within fine arts, winning a prize for my dedication in print making. And masters credits within PGCE primary education; I would love to go forward and do a masters within the arts industry. My professional studies, within fine art, focuses upon, what Francis Leyotard coined "The post modern condition". The state of culture as it is in the present. More specifically, I am currently tackling the question of the role of the artist and their involvement within politics. Within an era where we cannot deny the involvement of media saturation, and a culture built upon the age of social media. I would like to ask whether the artists ideas, still matter? I hope my research will play a part in the career that I take, I want to use my personal experiences in the art world to dictate the direction I may answer this question. With my specialism within screen printing, I am able to produce work to a professional standard, ready for exhibition. I have also produced wok on a commercial level, for the marketing of the 2014 "Transition" degree show, Canterbury Christchurch University, My extensive involvement included liaising between various organisations, producing presentations for the student body, and hand printing 500 screen prints for the degree show.
Employed as unqualified teacher to complete PGCE program at Canterbury, Christchurch University. duties involved, teaching, planning, marking of lessons. Assessing children's progress, communicating effectively with staff, governors and parents. writing reports, replying to emails, documenting progress and obtaining resources using the internet. excellent subject knowledge is maintained through regular research, Dealing with pressure on a regular basis with a varied work load.
continued voluntary work. applying the skills gained as an unqualified teacher to assist with the education of the arts to sound people from the ages of 12 to 18. I will often lead critiques, and presentations of work. I often assisted in providing inspiration for those in further education whilst those at GCSE, I would give advice and aid in updating technical skills and abilities.
As a loyal employee for this company for over 5 years, I was often relied upon to work flexible and anti-social hours. This was due to the fact that I was studying whilst working and therefore had the incentive and the drive to stick with the position I was in. I was often called upon to run the shop independently, which involved communicating with other members of staff, outside organisations, customers and liaising with management. communication with customers however, was the fundamental key skill that I developed, giving me a good level of confidence dealing with new people. To an extent, it became my strongest asset, understanding people, communicating with humour and professionalism. whilst my other skills upon this job were: till management, adapting ICT skills to use machinery, communicating externally, food hygiene, customer queries.
The skills that I learned during this part time job (undertaken to fund studying), I will take with me into which ever career path I travel along. This job has given me the confidence to use practical skills for problem solving, using your initiative on a daily basis to solve problems in a varying work place. The position involved a lot of travelling to sites that often involved the public. Therefore, like other job positions, my priority was to know how to deal with health and safety and be prepared for any eventuality. Above all, I learnt not to shy away from hard work, once completed you gained a sense of achievement that cannot be compared to.
Achieved Master Credits 6 months classroom experience. Achieved "Good" against teaching standards training and skills available upon request Health and safety awareness within an education setting. Safeguarding and DBS Clearance
Graduated with First Class Honours Hawkwells' prize for printmaking Dissertation: To what extent did Jean Baudrillard and Guy Debora influence post-modern thinking?
Within PGCE Primary Education Professional Studies - Presentation on raising self esteem within children through the use of the arts and exhibiting. Enhanced Studies - writing an essay on the observations taken of children with learning difficulties, whether having a barrier to learning effects social interaction. Curriculum studies - an essay on the observations of a primary age child within maths, science and writing for literacy.