Alongside my practice have worked as an Art educator and workshop facilitator for six years and have experience of working with children age three to adult in formal and informal settings working with a wide range of ability levels.

My background in textiles and illustration means that I possess a diverse skill set and can plan and deliver engaging, insightful sessions using a wide range of media and processes.

I'm extremely passionate about my subject, passing on skills and helping develop participants creative thinking and ideas.

 

Up-to-date DBS

Qualifications

MA Illustration – Kingston University (2016 - 2017)

BA (Hons) Surface Pattern Design with 1st Class Honours – University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (2006 - 2009)

 

Certifications and Training

First aid trained

Trained in safeguarding

Trained in delivery of creative workshops for blind and partially sighted participants

Trained in mindfulness and delivering mindful art workshops

PTLLS Level 3 Award in Training and Education (2015)

Art Award training at Bronze and Silver levels (2014)

 

Testimonials

Each Part of the project involved different skills, the tutor was very experienced in planning and delivery.

(Katherine, member of teaching staff at St Josephs Pastoral Centre)

 

Blown away with classes, excellent course

(Kay, support staff member at St Josephs Pastoral Centre)

 

Thank you Veronica for everything you’ve done , I now love art because of you and I really used to hate it!

(Andrew, 9, St Josephs Catholic Primary School)

 

Thank you Veronica for teaching us all that wonderful Art! you are the best art teacher we could hope for

(Arjan, 9, St Josephs Catholic Primary School)

 

Dear Veronica, I am going to miss you most of all because you have taught me all about art. You have helped me learn from my mistakes. I am going to miss you so much.

(Victoria, 9, St Josephs Catholic Primary School)

 

Teaching and Workshops

Adult Education

Screen printed tote bags - Sew Thrifty
I facilitated printmaking and screen-printing sessions to participants attending the ‘Sew Thrifty’ workshops at  Poplar Union . Students created a series of block and screen-printed samples and later stitched them into tote bags with Textile Artist  Maud Barrett .

I facilitated printmaking and screen-printing sessions to participants attending the ‘Sew Thrifty’ workshops at Poplar Union. Students created a series of block and screen-printed samples and later stitched them into tote bags with Textile Artist Maud Barrett.

Experimental life drawing

I facilitated a series of experimental life drawing workshops for The Lost Lectures Electrograph event whereby participants would draw the model using a range of non con conventional household utensils dipped in ink.

Devised and facilitated a series of weekly textile classes for adults experiencing mental health difficulties of charity  Cooltan Arts .

Devised and facilitated a series of weekly textile classes for adults experiencing mental health difficulties of charity Cooltan Arts.

Devised and facilitated a series of textile workshops for elderly learners attending the 'Art, knit and Chat' group through  SPLASH ARTS , resulting a large, collaborative banner.

Devised and facilitated a series of textile workshops for elderly learners attending the 'Art, knit and Chat' group through SPLASH ARTS, resulting a large, collaborative banner.

Devised and facilitated prop-making workshops for adults with learning difficulties at  St Josephs Pastoral Centre  through  Community Focus

Devised and facilitated prop-making workshops for adults with learning difficulties at St Josephs Pastoral Centre through Community Focus

Devised and delivered a series of Interactive Art events; in which members of the public were invited into  Debut Contemporary Gallery  to paint a roll of wallpaper adorned with my illustrations to raise funds for charities  Breast Cancer Care  and  Beating Bowel Cancer  , supported by  Paperchase  and  Farrow & Ball .       Children and Young people

Devised and delivered a series of Interactive Art events; in which members of the public were invited into Debut Contemporary Gallery to paint a roll of wallpaper adorned with my illustrations to raise funds for charities Breast Cancer Care and Beating Bowel Cancer , supported by Paperchase and Farrow & Ball.

Children and Young people

Modrock duck
I currently work as the  Room 13  Artist in Residence at  Old Ford Primary School  in East London.  I facilitate art workshops for students in KS1 & KS2, implement fundraisers and carry out commissions with outside companies to raise money for the studio, which runs as a business to teach young people about art and enterprise.

I currently work as the Room 13 Artist in Residence at Old Ford Primary School in East London.

I facilitate art workshops for students in KS1 & KS2, implement fundraisers and carry out commissions with outside companies to raise money for the studio, which runs as a business to teach young people about art and enterprise.

Christmas crafts
Day of the Dead crafts

I work with charity SPLASH Arts to facilitate drop-in art and craft workshops for families and young children visiting Tower Hamlets based parks and public spaces during the school holidays.

Mosaic workshop

I facilitate mixed-media art and craft workshops for five to eleven year olds during the school holiday period in Newham libraries through charity Ingeenium.

Devised and facilitated portraiture and print-making workshops for children and families attending the  Then and Now  exhibition in Catford Shopping Centre.

Devised and facilitated portraiture and print-making workshops for children and families attending the Then and Now exhibition in Catford Shopping Centre.

Screen-printed bags
Facilitated a series of mixed-media and printmaking workshops inspired from the Canning Town underpass installation and Bow Ecology Park, for children visiting  Canning Town Library  through  Rosetta Art Centre .

Facilitated a series of mixed-media and printmaking workshops inspired from the Canning Town underpass installation and Bow Ecology Park, for children visiting Canning Town Library through Rosetta Art Centre.

Devised and taught the visual art Saturday School programme for Newham based 8-12 year olds at  Rosetta Art Centre  for three consecutive years, which resulted in participants gaining an Arts Award qualification (Discover level).

Devised and taught the visual art Saturday School programme for Newham based 8-12 year olds at Rosetta Art Centre for three consecutive years, which resulted in participants gaining an Arts Award qualification (Discover level).

Devised and facilitated a series of six art workshops for adolescents with mental health difficulties at the  Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health  through  Rosetta Art Centre

Devised and facilitated a series of six art workshops for adolescents with mental health difficulties at the Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health through Rosetta Art Centre

Taught Art for two academic years to students attending  Oasis Academy  (Silvertown) through  Rosetta Art Centre

Taught Art for two academic years to students attending Oasis Academy (Silvertown) through Rosetta Art Centre

Devised and delivered the 'Space Arts' and 'Optical Arts' summer school for two years to East London based seven to twelve year olds during the school holiday period through  Rosetta Art Centre .

Devised and delivered the 'Space Arts' and 'Optical Arts' summer school for two years to East London based seven to twelve year olds during the school holiday period through Rosetta Art Centre.

I facilitated a workshop with fellow designer Ani Passarelli as  AtoV Collective  for  World Oceans Day  at the  National Maritime Museum .

I facilitated a workshop with fellow designer Ani Passarelli as AtoV Collective for World Oceans Day at the National Maritime Museum.

Block and collagraph printing

Awarded one week artist residency at Rush Green Primary School , through Eastside Educational Trust. During the residency I facilitated portraiture and print-making workshops for eight hundred students (from nursery to year six) and their teachers.

Taught the Art Awards programme (Discover Level) to year five students at  St Josephs Primary School  through the education scheme at  CGP Gallery .

Taught the Art Awards programme (Discover Level) to year five students at St Josephs Primary School through the education scheme at CGP Gallery.