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Made it!









...to Hong Kong - the most challenging part was acquiring our green QR code without which we wouldn't be allowed on the planes. It took about two hours of going round and about with online forms and proofs of negative covid tests etc. The flight was interesting, we clipped the southern part of the Black Sea but Kherson, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Sebastopol were all on the map - slightly uncomfortable! We flew across Turkey and then on over Iraq but made a wide semicircle clearly and obviously avoiding Mosul, Erbil and Kirkuk and I thought 'are they still a problem to fly over?' The star of the flight was flying south of the Himalayas in early morning light on the 2nd leg from Doha to Hong Kong - what a vision! The surprising part was just how thickly settled the whole of Eastern Turkey and northern Iraq are, little villages and bigger towns spread evenly across the landscape from horizon to horizon. Anyway, I'm here! I've cuddled the baby copiously an sung to her, had an evening coffee, beer and baby stroll and Korean soup for supper. Co-incidentally and quite unplanned, my twin is in Hong Kong visiting her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren so we're all meeting up later in the week.

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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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