MA Art and Design: Creative Education
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Artist in Residence
"Although I undertook the course towards the end of my teaching career, it renewed my interest in the teaching of Art and Design and helped me focus on what I wanted to do after my official retirement. I now work in four separate schools, either developing the school's art curriculum, or advising them on making links between Art and Literacy. I was recently asked to lead a joint project with two Rochdale schools, where the Year 4 teachers worked collaboratively to plan and deliver a creative Literacy/Art module which was then presented to all the staff of both schools. Another of the schools is applying for the new Artsmark Gold Award and has invited me to be their 'artist in residence'. The majority of these opportunities were offered to me as a direct result of the work I undertook during the Creative Education course."