In 2010 Claire worked with Manhood Community College, Selsey to inspire art and maths with a group of talented and gifted students. This is part of the Creative Partnerships scheme. Please see the project developing by clicking this link Creative Partnership Project
3D Carbon Workshop
In 2009 Claire inspired students at Potters Gate School, Farnham to create 3D carbon molecules to decorate the venue of their singing performance of the Elements, see examples of their work below.
Claire ran an Easter workshop at Guildford House Gallery in 2009, and examples of their work can be seen below.
2003 – present day
Various one-to-one tuition, including working with students to gain art scholarships.
July - Junior Art School, Cranleigh Arts Centre
June - Exploring mini beasts, nature and pattern, Marist Catholic School, West Byfleet
Mar – Watercolour Workshop, South Farnham School
Creative Partnership – teaching maths through art, Manhood Community College
Aug - Children’s one day drawing workshop, West End Centre, Adershot
Easter - Easter Egg Box with Spring Characters, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford
Feb-Mar - 3D Carbon Workshops, Potters Gate School, Farnham
Sep-Dec - Junior Art Club, The Arc, Caterham, Surrey
Feb - Portfolio Seminar, Farnborough College of Technology, Farnborough
Feb - ‘Spring Creatures’, Modelling with children, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford
Ongoing - Practical workshops, ‘Importance of Primary Research’ for Farnborough College of Technology, NC Design Yrs 1& 2 and First Diploma in Art & Design.
April - Painting Workshop for Children as part of Farnham Maltings Festival
2002 – 2003
Courses and Workshops for both adults and children, which included: Bead Making’, ‘Beads, Bangles and Baubles’, ‘Watercolour for Beginners’, ‘Jewellery Making’, ‘2D Media’ and ‘Silk Painting’. Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham.
2000 – 2002
Various Jewellery making with beads, card making and mask making ‘hands-on’ demonstrations for both adults and children. Elphicks Ltd, West Street, Farnham
Gallery workshop for local schools/colleges. Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College
2003 – present day
Various one-to-one tuition and mentoring fellow artists
2010 - present day
Drawing/Painting/Craft courses, Guildford Institute
Oct ‘10-Jun ‘16 Drawing/Painting/Craft workshop/courses, Evolution Arts, Brighton
27 July 2016 Lecture about my work, Totton Art Society, Southampton
2 Feb 2016 Liphook & Bramshott Craft Demonstration
Village Hall Courses at Loxwood, Partridge Green, Horsham and Mannings Heath
Drawing Workshop Pea Green Art Group
Drawing Workshop, Pea Green Art Group, Partridge Green
Drawing Workshop, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford
Watercolour Demonstration, Fair Oak Art and Craft Society, Southampton
Lecture about my work, Camberley Art Society, Camberley
‘Illustrate the Point’ Illustration workshop for Adults, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford.
Lecture to Farnham Art Society about my Art Work.
Life Drawing for FADEG (Farnham Arts and Design Educational Group). This included developing artists critical thought and self evaluation.
Watercolour Workshop for Farnham Art Society
2003 – 2006
Adult Art courses run in Farnham.
Gave a presentation and spoke ‘for’ contemporary art at a Farnham Art Society public debate.
After Van Gogh
|Claire works collaboratively with the schools to create suitable workshops and courses, some example courses are below, however each workshop is bespoke to the client.
• Core drawing and painting skills – all 2D media covered
• Constructing a Portfolio
• Developing an art work
• Seminar – being a practising artist a look at how to become a professional and an introduction to my work
• Teaching maths through art, e.g. tessellation, geometry, drawing spirals, etc
• Teaching science through art, e.g. microscope, plants/flowers, mini beasts
• Easter – boxes and spring creatures
• Jewellery making with Beads
• Mask Making
• Christmas Decorations
• Key Stage workshops – e.g. natural forms etc.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive
Painting – Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Gouache,
Drawing – Charcoal, Pen/Ink, Pencil, Pastels, Mixed Media etc
Photography – SLR, Digital, Photoshop, Digital Manipulation
Developing an Art work
Painting – expressionist
Painting - blending
Composition, balance and aesthetics
Tone, Depth, Contrast
Painting and Drawing from the Masters (from Renaissance to present day)
Model Making – Plasticine, Clay, Papier Mache
Needlework and Fabric
Jewellery making with beads
Christmas Baubles, swags and crackers
Lectures and Seminars
Landscape incl. British Tradition
Own art work/theories
Business Skills for Creative Industries
Please note that this list is not exhaustive…