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A busy few days...




...we've had some rain in Osaka...refreshing...we had a very smart lunch with George's 'Japan grandmother', visited an insect museum...and then we made a road trip to Naoshima Island, a fishing island which, when it was becoming unsustainable, was supported by an art philanthropist who hired an architect called Tadao Ando to build art galleries. He also placed outdoor art works around the island (including a couple of Yayoi Kusama's spotted pumpkins) and gave some of the old houses over to artists in which to create a whole art-piece. We stayed in a little local house, hired bikes, had yellow-tail fish burgers and had a wonderful time.


Back home, we went to lunch with Isaac's best friend's family - the triplets and family. Among other things we had takoyaki balls (sort of dumplings with octopus, fish, cheese, corn in various combinations in them) in celebration of its being 'boys' day' today.

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About this site...
 
I am an art teacher living and working in Dorset.  I have taught for the Adult Education Service and the University of Bath, plus some supply teaching in my local schools but now I run all my classes and courses privately. This site is intended as an addition to my teaching, primarily for any student who in the week misses a class and wants to catch up.
 
The lessons are also available for any one anywhere who would like some ideas on what to teach, what to learn or is just interested in seeing what we do.
 
I'm afraid I won't be able to answer emails asking for comments on anyone's work (other than for currently enrolled students).
 
I teach three weekly art classes in halls in and around Blandford in Dorset and every six weeks or so I run a Sunday workshop in a village hall on the outskirts of Blandford. I also run a vibrant five-day summer school.. Other than that I spend every available moment in my studio or drawing and painting elsewhere.
 
I studied for four years at The Slade School of Fine Art where I was awarded The Slade Prize on graduation. I went on to travel and study further finally doing a P.G.C.E at Exeter University with Ted Wragg as my mentor. It was a wonderful year of education which set me in good stead for my years of teaching since then.

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