I am a teacher, artist, and event co-ordinator based in Dublin Ireland. I have worked in a variety of educational roles in Europe and the United States, with a particular focus on primary and early years arts education.


Education

Post-Graduate Diploma in Art & Design Education
National College of Art and Design, Ireland, 2008
Awarded Student of the Year for highest grade achieved

Masters Degree in Fine Art
University of the Arts, London, UK, 2004
Fine art printmaking, honours

Bachelors Degree in Fine Art
Galway Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2003
Awarded Printmaking Student of the Year

Diploma in Graphic Design and Web Design
City and Guilds, Ireland, 2000


Continual Professional Development

The Reggio Approach to Education
Loris Malaguzzi Centre, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2012

The Role of the Arts in the Primary Years Program
International Baccalaureate Organisation, Berlin 2011

Making the Primary Years Program Happen
International Baccalaureate Organisation, Zurich 2010

Love and Logic, Practical Solutions for the Classroom for Educators and Counselors
International Baccalaureate Organisation, Zurich 2009


Teaching Experience

Artist and teacher in Residence, Education Department, Airfield, Dundrum, 2017

Children aged 5 - 12years -  www.airfield.ie

 

Art Teacher, The Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 2014 - 2017

Children aged 3 - 12 years - www.ark.ie

 

Art Teacher, Katherine Michiels Reggio School, San Francisco, 2013 -2014

Students aged 4 - 12 years - www.kmsofsf.org

 

School Art Teacher / Support teacher, Zurich International School, Switzerland, 2009-'13

Students aged 3 - 12 years - www.zis.ch

 

Art Teacher, Pine Forest Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland , 2008 - 2009

Students aged 5 - 18 years - www.pineforestartcentre.com

 

Art Teacher and Art Camp Leader, Airfield, Dundrum, Ireland, 2009

Students aged 5 - 18 years- www.airfield.ie

 

Teacher Training Leader, CPD in National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2008

Continuing professional Development for Irish Art Teachers - www.ncad.ie

 

Art Teacher (Teacher Training), The High School, Dublin, Ireland, Oct ‘07 – May ‘08

Students aged 12 - 19 years - www.highschooldublin.com

 

English Support Teacher, De La Salle Primary School, Dublin 2006 – 2007

Students aged 5 - 10 years

 

Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art (Print), Limerick Institute of Technology, 2005 - 2006

Third level education, 1st year students - www.lit.ie

 

Printmaking Technician, Sligo Institute of Technology, Sept ‘04 - July ‘05

Third level education, Art Department Print room - www.itsligo.ie

 


Work Experience cont.

Gallery Assistant, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland, 2005 - 2006

www.hughlane.ie

Printmaking Technician, Sligo Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2004 - 2005

www.itsligo.ie

Gallery Technician, Mall Galleries, Federation of British Artists, London, 2003 - 2004

www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Gallery Assistant, Dundarave Print Co-op and Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2001

www.dundaraveprintworkshop.com


Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2009

Ties, The Galway Arts Centre, Domnick Street, Galway, Ireland

Pith, Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim, Northern Ireland

2006

The Big Round, Westport Custom House Studios, Mayo, Ireland

2005

Corplár, Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo, Ireland

Extract, Ard Bia, Galway, Ireland

2004

Peripheral Consciousness, The Fisheries Tower, Galway, Ireland

 

Group Exhibitions

2009

Milestones, OPW St. Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland

Earth Explorers, The Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin

2007

Conflict, Galway Arts Festival, The White Room, Galway, Ireland

Within and Without, The Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

2006

Impressions '06, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland (Awarded Bank of Ireland Purchase)

Arrivals, Solander Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand