I am an experienced HE educator with over twenty years experience tutoring on adult learning, foundation and undergraduate courses in the visual arts. I have written three undergraduate course books in drawing and contemporary art practice and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Learning has an essential relationship to vulnerability and risk; both in the necessary failed attempts requisite to mastery but also in the space between the deconstruction of the known and the successful incorporation of the newly discovered. I hold that vulnerability – and the potential power of risk, at the forefront of my teaching. A regular programme of support through one to one tutorials can provide a ‘safe’ space for creative risk taking.
One to one art tutorials and portfolio reviewsFace to face or online
One to One tutorial - price £45A one hour tutorial. During the hour we will review your current work, discuss your aspirations for it and set out a work plan for the next three months or until the next tutorial. Following the tutorial I will send you a written summary of what has been discussed along with relevant contextual study resources.
Portfolio Review - price £70A two hour review of your work to date and an in depth conversation about your aspirations as a practitioner. This would make a useful introduction to a programme of tutorials or might suit an artist who has been practising a while and just needs some support to clarify goals and discuss their work in relation to current contemporary art discourse. Tutees are also welcome to use this double length session at any time if they feel it would be useful. Following the portfolio review I will send you a written summary of the session.
Tutorials will be held in my studio on Arthur Street in Leith. I am actively looking at other potential host sites which might provide inspiration and a fresh perspective.
If you live in Edinburgh I can come to your own home or studio if you prefer. I charge an extra £5 for the travel time / costs. I would ask you to consider the relative value for you of getting out of your own studio and being in a new place, versus being able to set up your work in advance for the discussion.
If you are unable to attend a session in Edinburgh and would like to have a video tutorial (via skype or google hangout), please contact me to discuss your circumstances. I have 7 years experience working for the Open College of the Arts which is a distance learning art college and so have experience in supporting students through a distance learning model.
What to do next
If you are interested in scheduling some tutorials or a portfolio review, please contact me below with your requirements, including a telephone contact number and your preferred dates.