Throughout the year I work with Nottingham Museums alongside other facilitators delivering History and Art based workshops with links to the National Currriculum. For further information click here about this brilliant resource available for KS1, KS2 and KS3:


Newstead Abbey:

Wonderful Wallpaper takes inspiration from the architecture and design of Newstead Abbey to produce collaborative collaged pieces of work with links to the Arts Award.


Enjoy a Victorian Christmas with Mr Webb and his staff.


Wollaton Hall

-Use the Architecture of Wollaton Hall as a source of inspiration for a sketching day.

-Workshops related to the Romans, Saxons and Vikings delivered alongside archaeologist Peter Hammond at Wollaton Hall.

-KS1 and KS2 students can enjoy the splendour of Wollaton Hall as part of either our Tiny Tudors or Tudors day including a look at the Tudor Kitchen in particular. We also have special Christmas celebrations

BA hons Contemporary Arts

PGCE Art & Design

Nottingham Trent University alumni fellow


Currently studying for an MA part-time at the Cambridge School of Art in Children's Book Illustration



Bulwell Scrapbook Stories


Working alongside poet Leanne Moden to produce work around memory and place to  collaborate with local residents and put together an exhibition in conjunction with Bulwell Arts Festival, Creative Nottingham North, Rebalancing the Outer Estates Foundation and Nottingham City Homes.

National Justice Museum


Community workshops exploring themes and issues relating aspects of the museum collection.

Fosseway Academy


Showing the processes used in my own work to thereby inform a collaborative piece of artwork, based on school surroundings.

Bubble project


Based at Nottingham Castle, but also delivered throughout City galleries such as NAE, Nottingham Contemporary and Lakeside


Working alongside a curator from Nottingham castle with year 9 students to produce work informed by the curatorial selection process engaging with specific paintings.

Projects at Tuxford Academy


Super Heroes

... both imagined and among their community.  These super heroes would be depicted against the background of Tuxford. The aim of the project was also to show year 4 pupils the processes used in producing artwork, and to then produce a collaborative piece in response to those processes.


Diversity and Sustainability

Through the prism of looking at favourite food dishes, we discussed which country  such dishes had derived from and where ingredients were sourced. Each pupil produced a self portrait of themselves eating their favourite dish, which was assembled together to produce three collaborative pieces of artwork.

National Centre for Craft and Design


Devising and delivering adult and school based workshops responding to the Quentin Blake exhibition.

Take one picture


Producing resource material and delivering teacher and student teacher training days in conjunction with the National Gallery.


An example of a booklet designed for teacher INSET sessions.

Princes Trust


Working with a poet for 'Poetry Quest' where school groups decorated their own tee-pees.



Strictly Robin Hood

Ellis Guildford Education Improvement Partnership


Devising and delivering to schools a families outreach project looking at the tales of Robin Hood in partnership with Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery collaborate on artwork for an exhibition.

past projects also include...


BBC Masterpieces in Schools delivering a day of activities relating Arthur Spooner’s ‘The Manicure’ for foundation, KS1 and KS2 children at Firbeck Academy.  The projects appeared on East Midlands Today.


Enquire Project  working with Nottingham Castle, Nottingham Contemporary and the New Art Exchange, co-ordinating a schools and galleries project.

British Art Show


A collaborative piece with primary school children in response to artwork by Hew Locke.

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