Starting new projects- having reflective weeks

The inspiration word for The Arts School‘s 52 week challenge this week is SELF. I am using it to reflect on where I am with my own art practise and what I want to do this year. It’s great to spend some time stopping to look both in and out. So far (it’s day one!)…

2018 – The Arts School

Wow! It’s been a long time since I posted and the reasons good! The Arts School is up and running and I am loving teaching again! Now we start the new year with lots of courses and a new teacher working with us teaching watercolour (Jo Hudson). Come and take a class and hopefully enjoy…

The Arts School

Getting ready to run a taster day at The Arts School tomorrow. General Art is one of my favourite courses as it is project based and gives you a chance to try different materials out and develop your own ideas and work.  If you are interested in this course or any others, please visit or…

Pallent House Gallery 1

This post is split into two because otherwise it would be a very long post! Pallent House is a fantastic gallery in Chichester. It is currently showing a retrospective of Edwardo Paolozzi’s work (on till 13th October 2013) along with the permanent collection. Pallent House Along with the current exhibition (in the new part of…

Students projects, and going back to school

As an art and design teacher at a 6th form college I teach my students a way of working through a project, and they often argue that it is pointless, that they should just work on a finished “perfect” idea, and not have to explore all the different ideas, materials and techniques we make them…