I have a Bachelor of Education in Visual Arts from Melbourne University, and have been an art educator for more than 30 years.
My teaching experience includes teaching at primary and secondary school, years Prep – 12 (including Studio Arts and Art, both theoretical and practical components) and many years teaching at Beaumaris Community Art Group, children’s, teenager’s and adults school and holiday art classes.
I have written curriculum for Victorian primary schools for the University of Melbourne, The Dax Centre – Emotional Literacy through the Visual Arts (ELVA) program. I embed these units and use this approach within all classes.
After completing an Intuitive Painting course with artist Flora Bowley, I also offer workshops teaching this process and approach to painting. As Flora states: “this inspiring process encourages both novice and professional painters to “let go, be bold and unfold” as they move through fear and welcome joyful spontaneous expression back into the creative process”.
Having spent 14 years teaching Secondary years 7 – 12 and 14 years teaching Primary years Prep – Year 5 as a PYP IB teacher, this experience is the point of difference which enables me to provide increased flexibility to teach any age with ease and understand an individual’s artistic developmental journey.
I am passionate about the importance of art education in the development of the ‘whole’ person at whatever age. To feel the ‘flow’, lose all sense of time, reflect, experiment and study other artists’ styles and movements, are all paramount to ultimately learning about who we are through the personal experience of creating art.
a current Victorian Institute of Teachers Registration
Working with Children Check
Level 2 First Aid Certificate including Anaphylaxis Training.
‘Art gives us a universal language. Through that communication we can explore, express and discover the world and ourselves.‘