Making the Creative Process Accessible!
I have led workshops at several international schools in Qatar since 2013. Themes are flexible and designed to meet the needs of the school, whether that be workshops as part of a book week, a professional link to the Fine Arts department, or a unit at any age level focusing on authors and illustrators.
Below is the range of adult and children’s community classes that I have taught at VCUQ since 2013.
• Digital Illustration
• Spontaneous Inks, Watercolour & Charcoal
• Illustrated Ideas
• Illustrate Your Children’s Story
• Creative Development for Adults working with Children
• I Can’t Even Draw a Stickman
• Art, plus Math & Science––of course! (Ages 7-9)
• Illustrated Ideas (Ages 6-9)
• Expressive Drawing & Painting (Ages 6-9)
Teachers nurture the creativity in their students on a daily basis. In turn, it is a privilege to boost and encourage the creativity of teachers.
Observation and documentation:
Taking note of the actions of each individual’s creative process is insightful and a starting point for reflection; this includes writing down comments, listening to the sound of marks being made, taking photos, and noting expressions.
Design Thinking, The Reggio Emilia Approach, Maker Movement, and Understanding by Design are already internationally embraced; therefor I feel I am contributing to a direction in art education that is taking shape on a grander scale. Core factors in these overlapping approaches are observation with empathy, divergent thought process, collaboration, and reflection.
VCUQ Community Classes
I have been teaching community classes at VCUQ since 2013. I structure classes in drawing, painting, illustration, and art education that I myself would want to be a part of. When I share my experience and knowledge with others the diverse perspectives feed back into how I approach my own projects.
VCUQ Adult Community Classes
“To catch up to you is really exhilarating. It’s like, ‘Where are we going this week?’ It’s a whole week of thought in a lesson. You find things out about yourself.” –Helen
VCUQ Children’s Summer Classes
For enquiries or to arrange a school visit,
please email me.