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Banpaku Park... very near where George and Namiki live and was the site of the 1970 World Exposition. In the middle of the park is the National Museum of Ethnology and it is amazing. Simon and I went last time we were here but we went again today and actually we need at least two more visits just to get a grip of what's there. Probably a year's season ticket and a once-a-week visit might just give one a handle on it all! Here are just a few of the things we saw today - it's hugely varied but as you walk around the museum it is actually well set out and very cohesive. Some of my favourite exhibits are the scale models of old Japanese houses or family compounds.


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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