Contact and CV

Please email me with any future requests for my support in education or community art projects in either arts/ museum/ or health contexts.

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With a degree in Fine Art and Education Studies, I have a passion for working with a wide range of people within both a health and arts / museum setting. At City Roads, I ran art worshops for people struggling with substance misuse for over 4 years.  I also designed and managed a mosaic project there. At Cambian I ran art workshops for people experiencing extreme mental health issues.  At Arc, Stockton I designed and delivered an education programme alongside my own Art Exhibition. This included a series of printmaking workshops for the following groups: adults with learning disabilities, teachers, a group struggling with mental health difficulties, teenagers who were not in education and the general public. I also led origami workshops at my own art exhibition at Two Doors Down in 2014. I have 3 years and 6 months experience within the Education Team at the National Gallery assisting Art Educators in delivering a variety of different events and workshops across the Family Programme, Courses and Events Programme, Adults Programme, and Schools and Teachers Programme. With 7 years experience in art galleries within an education context (National Gallery, Tate Britain and Modern, and ARC – Stockton, MIMA – Middlesbrough, Fabrica – Brighton) I have worked with a wide range of groups including schools, families, people with learning disabilities, people with mental health difficulties, blind and visually impaired groups, deaf and signing groups, substance misuse. I have over 11 years experience communicating with people from a wide variety of cultures in both a gallery / theatre and health setting. I also have arts administration experience and experience programming activities within a health setting.




  • 5 years experience leading art workshops within a gallery and health setting
  • 3 years and 6 months experience as an Learning Assistant at the National Gallery
  • Passion for art and health (within a health care and gallery setting)
  • 7 years experience as a learning assistant in two major London galleries
  • Assisting in writing content for education programmes
  • Experience working with school children and teachers in a gallery setting
  • Experience working with vulnerable groups in a gallery setting and health care setting
  • Three and half years experience co-ordinating activities within a health care setting
  • Arts administration experience
  • Project management skills
  • Programme assisting experience
  • Organised
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent skills in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and database input
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Conflict management
  • Managing a team of volunteers
  • Hard working
  • Ability to work flexibly, and prioritise
  • Happy to work weekends and in school holidays and throughout term time
  • Creative way of working
  • An interest in Sacred Art




November 2014 to            Workshop Leader

January 2015                     Cambian Churchill Group

  • Leading art workshops in a mental health hospital for men as a jobshare role with an Art Therapist


June 2014                      Workshop Leader

                                        Two Doors Down

  • Running origami workshops alongside my own art exhibition


October 2013 to the           Learning Assistant

present day                         National Gallery

  • Assisting workshops for a large variety of groups including learning adult and child disability groups, families, school children, teachers, deaf and hearing impaired groups and adult art courses/ lectures.
  • Assisting on large scale workshop days for families with multiple workshops happening simultaneously



Sept 2012 to Dec 2015       Activities and Volunteer Co-ordinator

Cranstoun City Road – Crisis intervention residential unit

  • Organising creative events and outings
  • Managing a team of around 20 volunteers
  • Leading Art and Relaxation workshops
  • Training and support for volunteers (some with past experience of substance misuse) to escort clients in detox from substance misuse out of the residential unit and support them onsite
  • Writing weekly rotas
  • Liaising with stakeholders to create a programme of creative partnerships for the clients
  • Managed a music therapy placement student
  • Designed and managed a mosaic project
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Leading training meetings


July 2012 ongoing           Gallery Assistant

National Gallery

  • Guardian of paintings
  • Gallery Host
  • Customer Services
  • Conflict resolution




Oct 2013 ongoing


Jun to Sept 2012           Education and Information Volunteer  

National Theatre

  • Assisting education workshops for families
  • Giving information (directing people around the building and providing details about different performances)


Feb 2011 to Feb 2012        Art Workshop Volunteer

Cranstoun City Roads

  • Running art workshops in a crisis Intervention centre for people suffering with addiction


1 Mar 2010 to 1 Feb 2013            Learning Assistant


  • Working mainly on the Art Trolley programme (assisting families to take part in activities displayed on the trolley using materials stored in the trolley)
  • Assisting on large scale workshop days for families with multiple workshops happening simultaneously


Jul till Oct 2011              Programme Internship


  • Assisting two large scale projects supporting people with disabilities into arts based careers
  • Arts administration
  • Research
  • Project management
  • Data base entry


Sept 2009 to Jun 2010    Project Management


  • Curated and installed an exhibition
  • Applied for funding
  • Managed a budget
  • Ordered materials
  • Designed and delivered an education programme for a wide range of groups including mental health, learning disabilities, teenagers not in education or training, and teachers.


May 2009 till June 2011   Workshop Assistant


  • Assisting with several object handling workshops for blind and visually impaired adults


May to Sept 2009                       Audience Development Internship

Matt Roberts Arts

  • Researching new audiences and contacting them about exhibitions and artistic development support run by Matt Roberts Arts.


Jan till April to 2009         Education Internship (Informal Activities)


  • Arts administration
  • Project management on a pilot project with the RNIB and a multi-sensory artist
  • Assisting in a delivery of art woskshops for under 5’s
  • Running the Art Trolley programme
  • Assisting in workshops with an art therapist and mental health service users
  • Ordering materials
  • Access Training
  • Attended an Art and Mental Health Conference



Feb till June 2007             Arts Administration

Osun Arts

  • Documenting financial records and assisting in funding applications


Sept 2005 to 2007          Health Care Assistant


  • Supporting the needs of people with learning disabilities, dementia, brain injury, stroke patients and people with mental health difficulties in a variety of settings including hospitals, community centres, care homes and the homes of the service users


1997 to 2004                  A Variety of Primary Teaching Placements 

Holland Elementary School, Michigan, USA; St Teresa’s, Liverpool; Nine Trees, Liverpool; Butts Lane Primary school, Yarm; St Teresa’s, Middlesbrough; Ash Trees (special needs school), Darlington.

  • Teaching up to 50% of the National Curriculum.


Sept 1999 to Jul 2000      Year Out before University

Hub Team

  • Running RE Lessons
  • Assisting with Youth Clubs
  • Learning more about the Bible through a series of lectures
  • Assisting with conferences




2006 BAEd – 2:1 Fine Arts and Education Studies, Liverpool Hope University (with 2 additional modules in Music Therapy)
2005 City and Guilds – Distinction TV and Video Production, Middlesbrough College


A Levels – Art (B) and English Language (C), A/S Level – Music (D)

GCSE’s 6 A’s, 4 B’s



The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square




Sophie Draper

Family and Children’s Programmer

+44 (0)20 7747 2894


Dr. Christina Bradstreet

Courses and Events Programmer

+44 (0)20 7747 5915


Clare Ferdinando

Adult Learning Programmer

+44 (0)20 7747 5859


Hannah Cushion

Education Officer for Schools and Teachers

+44 (0) 20 7747 5890