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"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled" - Plutarch

I am a highly experienced art and literacy tutor providing a diverse range of workshops and one-to-one tuition suitable for many settings. Please find below information for the various services I provide. For more information, please register your interest.

Literacy Tuition
I'm a literacy and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) tutor with years of experience. Does your child need help with spelling, grammar, reading or writing? I offer one-to-one tuition.

My approach is very much on kinaesthetic, whole body learning and I incorporate creative methods for children to learn through movement and using all their senses. 

I am experienced in teaching SEN children and my own son is dyslexic which has inspired me to find innovative, creative ways to teach. I work at your child's pace and provide fun, stimulating and supportive tuition. 


I have also trained in the Word Aware approach which is an inspiring method that teaches spoken and written vocabulary to children of all ages. I teach from age 4 up to GCSE level.

I am based in Hebden Bridge and my rates are £25 p/h.

First consultation to discuss your child's strengths and weaknesses is free.

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Home Ed Art Workshops

Tuesdays 1.30-3pm

Thursdays 1.30-3pm 

The Art House, Hebden Bridge.


After School Art Club

Mondays 4-5.30pm.

The Art House, Hebden Bridge.


8 week courses for children, aged 7+

£96 includes materials. 

We will look at a different artist every week and learn about their life and their approach to art. We will also look at and discuss their art. Then we will create our own pieces in their style in a fun, relaxed and creative session. 


Small group of 6 children max as that enables me to devote plenty of time and attention to each child. Drop off or stay downstairs in my living room. If you're staying, feel free to make yourself a brew.


Would appreciate full 8 week payment at first booking

please. (Note that there is a NO REFUND policy on cancellations 14 days before start date).

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July/August 2019 Summer Workshops

25th July - 29th August 

The Art House, Hebden Bridge.

One-off workshops throughout the summer holidays for children aged 6+.

£12 includes materials. Max of 6 kids per workshop.

A variety of workshops ranging from multicultural art

activities, explorations of famous artists as well as craft activities exploring collage, textures, sculptures and poetry in art. 


This is a great way for your child to experience our

workshops without committing to a full course. 

                              🌞 SUMMER 2019 ART WORKSHOPS 🌞

CAVE ART: Inspired by the Lascaux cave paintings, we will experience the process of making ‘upside down’ art, petroglyphs (etchings in rock) as well as create our own cave art using pastels. THURS 25TH JULY 1.30-3PM


SELF-PORTRAIT COLLAGE: We will create our own self-portraits using magazines, newspapers and pens to ‘paint with paper’ and create a stunning collage. FRI 9TH AUGUST 1.30-3PM


CATS! If you love cats as much as we do, then you’ll love this cat obsessed workshop. We will create a small cat booklet turning random paint blobs into cats. We will also learn how to draw cartoon cats in various ways. MON 12TH AUGUST 1.30-3PM


STYROFOAM PRINTING: We will scratch our art into styrofoam and ink it up to make multiple images. Using printing inks, we will look at layering images and the different effects that we can create. Printing gives instant exciting results. THURS 15TH AUGUST 1.30-3PM


CHANCE POEM COLLAGE: We will make a collage with a difference. As well as using fabrics and other materials, we will also use words. The collage will be a poem you can read and also look at! TUES 20TH AUGUST 1.30-3PM


SUNCATCHERS: We will make sun catchers to catch that rare thing called sunshine! Using a variety of materials…tissues paper, feathers, sequins, beads….we will make several catchers to string together and brighten up any window. THURS 22ND AUGUST 1.30-3PM


CARDBOARD SCULPTURES: We will make and paint some cardboard discs to make totally gorgeous and original cardboard sculptures. This workshop involves lots of creative thinking. TUES 27TH AUGUST 1.30-3PM


MATCHBOX SCULPTURES: Using canvasses, glue guns, matchboxes and a wide range of materials, we will create some fascinating and totally original sculptures. THURS 29TH AUGUST 1.30-3PM.

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School Workshops

Since 2015, I have been delivering art workshops within

schools, in partnership with an educational charity, to

support SEN students' transition into secondary school

I am experienced in working with children with different physical and educational needs and my workshops are designed to ensure that art is accessible for all abilities.


I am available on a freelance basis to work within schools. 

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Trinity College Explore Arts Award 
Entry 3 certificate

Dates TBC

The Art House, Hebden Bridge.

6 week courses for kids, aged 7+

£120 includes materials.

I am an Arts Award Advisor for levels Discovery and Explore.


In this course, children will be inspired by six different

artists and work with a wide range of materials. They

will document their journey and develop a knowledge of the arts and arts organisations through a visit to an art gallery.


They will learn how to reflect on their learning and present a favourite piece of their art either through video, blog or a presentation to the group. 

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