I have diverse experience within education and the arts, having taught in schools, managed youth programmes in the arts and having worked at a community-led design practice. Alongside these part time posts, I have worked for 7 years as a freelance creative educator, delivering educational programmes for groups with varying needs and approaches to learning. From SEN, young offenders, primary and secondary school students, over 55s and community groups, i've delivered projects in a wide range of settings. I am an Arts Award Advisor and have successfully assisted 40 young people in total achieve the accreditation.
Alongside my work as a freelance educator, I set up my own business - Head & Hands.
Head & Hands is a curated store of handmade gifts for wellbeing, and a programme of mindful making workshops. The 'slow craft' sessions are designed to provide grounding experiences through tactile making and creating. I regularly put together a monthly programme of classes, hosted by guest artists in local venues.
2015 > 2017 | Cubitt Gallery
Programme Manager: Schools + Young People
2016 > present | Head + Hands
Founder & Workshop Curator
2014 > Present | Amanda Wayne
Freelance Workshop Artist
2012 > 2015 | Make:good Architecture + Design Practice Communication and Engagement Designer
2013 > 2015 | The Guardian
Masterclasses Facilitator and Event Assistant
2011 > 2012 | Boldface Productions Administrator + Designer
2009 > 2011 | Southover Partnership
2010 Leeds Metropolitan University | BA (Hons) Graphic Art and Design 2.1
2007 London College of Communication | Foundation Diploma Graphic Design
2006 JFS Sixth Form A-Levels | Art A, Media A, English Lit + Language A