Annie Edwards

Practicing Artist and Qualified Art Teacher With a Focus on the Contemporary Practices

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Joined October 2020

My Teacher Intro

I teach to share my love and passion for art. I teach to build connections that are rooted in creative expression. My aim as a facilitator is to tailor the learning experience around the individual’s needs and interests. My skill as a teacher is to ignite confidence and passion in making art that celebrates personality, skill, originality, and fresh contemporary practices.

As an artist, I have a varied practise which incorporates all sorts of media. It ranges anywhere from 2D pencil sketches, paint, photography, embroidery, to digital media and installation works. This translates into my teaching which is inspired by the processes I follow as an artist. I teach tried and tested, differentiated models of working to help individuals at any stage of their project. My teaching style offers a practical and informed approach to studying art, with plenty of plenaries to cement the learning.

I enjoy giving specific and constructive advice with an emphasis on embracing the learning opportunities that supposed failure presents. My course will teach students how to embrace failure by using their creativity as a means to work through an idea.

Courses on Offer:
Paint, Drawing and Illustration, Print, Photography, Clay, Textiles, Fashion, Academic Writing, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and Audition, Sound Editing and Recording, Video Editing, Projection and curation.

I offer one-off tutorials or a series of lessons.

I can either offer you a selection of tasks and projects I have created myself, or you can come to me with an idea or project you wish to work on. I am very flexible and happy to do either.

Qualifications & Experience

In 2016 I graduated from the University of Reading with a 1st Class Hons in BA Fine Art. I have recently left my position as Head of Art at the prestigious independent school Barrow Hills in Surrey. Alongside this role, I was a Teacher of Art for three years at King Edward’s School Witley. I gained a PGCE whilst teaching, which I passed at the Distinction level. In these roles, I was able to modernise and reshape the curriculum. Digital arts, installation workshops and gestural drawing classes are some examples of this. I taught 220 pupils throughout lockdown via online learning platforms which gave me excellent experience using this mode of teaching. Since then I have been tutoring a degree pupil, a GCSE pupil and a pupil at primary age. I have also led group adult workshops based on my own projects.

My current practice explores anxiety as a result of lockdown in a series of green screen short films and digital collages.

Employment
o Tutor, Flat-Lay Product Photographer, Video editor - 2020 - Present
o Head of Art – Barrow Hill’s School, Surrey – 2019 – 2020
o Teacher of Art – King Edward’s School, Witley, Surrey – 2017- 2020 o Green Weddings - Ceridwen Centre, Wales - 2016
o Art Tutor – Working from Home, Reading – 2015

Education:
University of Buckingham - Teacher of Art PGCE - Distinction - 2018 - 2019
University of Reading - BA Fine Art - 1st Class Hons - 2013 - 2016
Coleg Sir Gar - B. Tech Fashion and Illustration + Foundation Course – Distinction, Distinction - 2011 - 2013

Courses

Fine Art and Design

This course will teach you any of the subjects you wish to explore under the umbrella of Fine Art.

FREE: Improving Your Photography Skills

This free course is an introductory course to my photography courses

Improving Your Photography Skills (1hr)

This one hour lesson will help you take the next step from 'taking a snap'

Fine Art and Drawing Skills

This course will teach you to learn to draw in 2D using a pencil

FREE: Fine Art and Drawing Skills

This 20 minute session introduces you to my six week course

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