Workshops, talks and presentations
I am comfortable in delivering workshops, lectures and interactive presentations for audiences of all ages and abilities, and will tailor training and talks to meet the needs of your given brief. I really enjoy community engagement work and helping people have fun with community heritage and explore it in creative ways.
The topics which I work with relate mainly to the fusion of arts and heritage; in the context of conservation in planning (for instance townscape character assessment, townscape heritage initiatives and conservation area regeneration schemes), cultural heritage and events and also using technology and digital storytelling for learning and teaching (particularly in the arts and heritage fields).
Example: 'Learning on Screen'
Whilst working as a Teaching Fellow I was heavily involved in championing the use of digital technology to help students with their formative learning in the built environment (particularly for HNC Town Planning and HND Architectural Conservation courses). I taught subjects across SCQF levels 6 - 10.
Examples of conference presentations I have delivered include the BUFVC Learning on Screen conference, at the British Film Institute on using moving image and sound in learning and teaching (2011) and the JISC Best of the West 2010 on using Box of Broadcasts in lectures (the power of video).
Example: Project planning for the arts
I recently delivered a guest lecture on at the University of the West of Scotland on my experience of doing a Masters project, reflecting on the MA Creative Media project planning and completion process.
I deliver workshops in exploring the character of townscapes and architecture for all ages and abilities. I use a range of materials, from simple collage and paperwork to pen and ink, watercolour and digital technology. I also run award winning ‘Arty-Archi tours’.