My teaching, Sept 2021
I love teaching! I really enjoy helping people learn & develop their skills & make their projects be the very best they can be. I can personalise a tuition session according to what you’d like to make or the group you’d like to gather. You can find classes that I regulkarly sell in the 'products' part of this website or see an overview below [with examples further down] if you'd like to plan something different.
Schools: I have taught both on-line and of course classroom practical one off sessions & termly courses. This includes the use of studio materials and tools, links to other curriculum study, a full scheme of work plan, and individual as well as group pathways that build from basic skills to self guided projects. This teaching has also included sessions on glazing, studio & small business practice
Other: I have taught as part of Festival programming, in gallery space, as a guest lecturer at Middlesex University on preparing a unit cost to create profit, at community based well being Royal Borough Of Greenwich council funded events.
Private classes: These are held regularly in my studio or larger groups in the Thamesside education space. Zoom classes with clay by post or local drop off has worked during lockdowns. I have also taken private classes out to the sheilding, elderly, house bound and worked hard to create this accessability.
I have the full enhanced DBS certificate. Also recent certifications [2020 / 2021] in Keeping Children Safe In Education, Safeguarding During Covid-19, Health & Safety Basics, Control of Infections, Fire Safety, Prevent & Channel awareness, Lone Working, Manual Working.
Examples of classes held
Children’s classes on Saturday mornings
Adult plus child / two adult pairs in my studio for a one session three project intensive.
Home education: parent plus teen for 4x 2hrs introduction course
Local gallery making space: four adults at a time for three hour sessions.
Individuals in my studio for one on one tuition, half day, three projects.
Class taken to a family home for multi generational class at the kitchen table.
Zoom classes for children, teens, a party, adult plus teen, adults.
A level and GCSE tuition via Zoom for Thomas Tallis Comprehensive School: 2 x 1hr sessions, plus notes.
Weekly Steiner school teaching, age 14+
Community projects for festival programming and summer holiday activies.
Care home sessions currently being discussed.
‘I booked a four week course for my 12 year old daughter who had left school to be home educated. Fiona gave us a fantastic introduction to ceramics and insight into working in a studio and producing work for sale. I don’t think my daughter had realised that this could be someone’s job! We made some beautiful things, were able to achieve a lot in a short time and were very pleased with the results. Fiona is a great teacher and explained how to make the clay work for you and produce something functional but at the same time very personal and special.’
S Roseblade, July 2020
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