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I coordinate a creative educational programme for vulnerable adults. The courses are well being based as well as giving students the opportunity to gain qualifications and build a professional body of work. The students who attend these classes range in learning abilities, needs and backgrounds. Many of the students have very disorganized lives and have suffered from addictions, family breakdowns and mental health issues. My role involves: • Teaching accredited outreach classes in subjects such as life casting, ceramics, painting, drawing, textiles, photography, computer photo editing, graphic design and mixed media projects. • Managing 3 + sessional tutors who deliver art and music courses in different parts of Birmingham. • Ordering materials and equipment for courses • Arranging partnerships with art and education organizations such as Midlands Art Centre, South Birmingham College, Compton Verney and Access to Music • Liaising with client services, alcohol & drug drop in centres, hostels, NHS mental health teams • Arrange artist talks and gallery trips to develop student’s individual thinking and a critical eye.
I encouraged students to use strategies for self-sufficient learning and positive mental wellbeing so they can fulfill their full potential. I did this by introducing a variety of techniques in time management, meditation, breathing exercises, maintaining a healthy body and planning assignments.
I delivered Photoshop skills courses for adults.
I delivered creative activities for children under 5yrs old and their parents. Allowing children to experiment and explore with paint, collage, textiles, jewellery making and puppet craft. These workshops were designed to help families to bond and reconnect.
I delivered a range of visual art and textiles classes to young people with autism.
I created workshops that involved observational and creative activities to encourage interest and understanding of a broad range of art mediums. Through structured activities, I encourage participants to expose new environments and experiences.
I taught NOCN accredited classes involving digital and dark room photography, Photoshop skills and craft skills to adults with a range of mental health issues.
I provided technical advice and assistance to students and teachers. This included making canvases, advising on sculpture etc
(01/2008-02/2008) I provided fun creative activities for pupils