ART COURSES

I have a long and outstanding record in teaching students of all levels from beginners to post graduates and have thoroughly enjoyed working in the company of my students, sharing creative ideas, research and the exploration of processes.

Courses September 2017

Title: Develop Your Own Artist Identity
Medium: Watercolours and water based acrylic paints
Day: Monday
Time: 10:00-12:00
Venue: Adel, Leeds, Quaker Meeting Rooms, New Adel Lane LS16 6AZ
Start: 18 September 2017
Group: Small group, maximum 14
Sessions 10
Price: £110

Title: Develop Your Own Artist Identity
Medium: Watercolours and water based acrylic paints
Day: Monday
Time: 13:00-15:00
Venue: Adel, Leeds, The Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel LS16 8 DQ
Start: 18 September 2017
Sessions 10
Price: £100

Contact: 07719747523 or geraldinethompson@hotmail.co.uk

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Grade One - Outstanding. An unbroken record awarded each year recording all strengths, no weaknesses.


POSTS IN ADULT EDUCATION
Lecturer of Art
Programme Manager and Art Curriculum Manager of Art and Craft
Programme Manager of Featherbank Centre for Art, Craft & Design
Deputy Head of Park Lane College Community West
City and Guilds Scheme Co-Ordinator
Researcher, creator and Course Leader of the Foundation Degree Art and Design Enterprise validated by Leeds Metropolitan University
Curriculum Outreach an Development Worker across the region
Staff Mentor
Internal Moderator for OCN; NCFE; C&G; GCSE; AS & A Level
Leeds Metropolitan University WYNAN Recognition Panel for Open College Art Courses
Author of the Open College WYNAN Watercolour Course

Extensive teaching and management experience includes the teaching of Drawing, Painting, Printing, Life Drawing, Historical and Contemporary Art Practice in the following qualifications:
OCN; WYNAN; ROCN; NOCN; NCFE; C&G; GCS; AS; A Level; Foundation Degree and Post Graduate.

WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCES
Leeds City Art Gallery talk on Portraiture and Aspects of Portrait Commissions
Harewood House various workshops on Portraiture, Drawing and Watercolours
Artist in Residence in Leeds primary and secondary schools
Workshop at Elmete Teacher's Professional Development Centre
Art clubs


TEACHING TESTIMONIALS

“You have been one of the great influences in my life. You have been my inspiration. You are a superb teacher.”
Bunty Milligan

“Inspirational art lessons from a respected and great teacher.” Lynda Gregory

“Thank you for the extremely inspiring course. It opened me up to the world of creative colourful paintings.”
Ann Jacobs, German Architect

“Challenging, stimulating and fun: - experimenting with different styles and media, studying the works of many diverse artists, gaining knowledge in art history and enjoying lively class discussion on all things topical. I personally have acquired a large circle of like-minded friends through the class.”
Pat Rayner

“We are very privileged to have a top teacher to share her boundless knowledge and experience of the world of art. As a group we are continually inspired and stretched in ways we could never achieve without the benefit of the class. The value to me as an individual is immense and immeasurable.”
Helen McQueen

“Geraldine helped me to build a portfolio from nothing and in March 2012 I was offered a place at Leeds College of Art & Design BA Foundation Course. This was due to Geraldine’s dedication, knowledge, enthusiasm and of course talent. I found the lessons enjoyable, inspirational and would have no hesitation in recommending Geraldine for private tuition."
Lora Davis

“I have been attending art classes for seven years and it has taken this long to find my own artistic voice. This process has been hugely interesting, if sometimes frustrating, and hugely rewarding. The class is part of my life now and provides a wonderful balance to my professional practice. The challenge and support provided by Geraldine and my fellow students are invaluable.”
Prof Patsy Cullen

“As a mature student of x years standing I have not only learnt but enjoyed learning how to enjoy painting in all its various forms. Not only has the course provided an appreciation of how to create but it has occurred in a relaxed atmosphere with students of like mind. This must not be taken that it is all joy and no work but it has been a joy to work with the Art class. I never thought that I would enjoy returning to a centre of learning last visited more years ago than I care to remember but I have.”
John Norris
There are a number of Open Studio occasions each year to view the work on display in my studio.

Alternatively, please contact me to arrange a mutually convenient time for your visit.