Teaching

I enjoy working with community groups and schools to deliver a wide range of workshops, spanning KS1 to A Level and beyond. I delight in the opportunity to share my skills and be part of a learning community, believing creativity is an essential element of education and will always strive to provide an infectious level of enthusiasm in my workshops.

Weaving flotsam fish from recycled materials at Bedford Modern School
Weaving flotsam fish from recycled materials at Bedford Modern School
Making future fossils in clay from beachcombing finds with Beauchamp Middle School, Bedford
Making future fossils in clay from beachcombing finds with Beauchamp Middle School, Bedford
Truro High School run an annual Flotsam Weaving course based on my techniques
Truro High School in Cornwall run an annual Flotsam Weaving course based on my techniques

As a Pioneer Culture Provider with The Culture Challenge, I seek to maintain a high level of professionalism and provide workshops which are well-researched, creative, safe and above all, fun learning experiences.

As well as local schools and colleges, I have also worked with a number of organisations to deliver engagement activities. These include the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, the University of Cambridge, Litter Free Coast & Sea with Dorset Wildlife Trust and this year, the Cutty Sark, Greenwich.

Weaving flotsam fish directly beneath the iconic Cutty Sark ship, London (2017)
Weaving flotsam fish directly beneath the iconic Cutty Sark ship, London (2017)

In 2006 I worked at the Terracotta Army Museum in Xi’an, China teaching English to tour guides. My Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualification enabled me to work with the local community and learn about Chinese traditions and crafts on an epic scale and interact with local communities.

Safeguarding & Insurance

Insurance: Public Liability Insurance held

Safeguarding: DBS/CRB/Safeguarding Policy held

Fee Structure

I charge £50 per hour or £300 for a full day, to include all materials and preparation time. A detailed breakdown of costs will be provided in a bespoke proposal after our initial conversation around your workshop needs.

Contact

In the first instance, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. If your event reaches out beyond the classroom, it may be possible to apply for funding, which I am more than happy to advise on.

Email – joanna.atherton@gmail.com
Mobile – 07879016701
Phone – 01234 721554