As well as being an artist, Jo is also a creative facilitator specializing in working with young people with Special Educational Needs. Her priority is to enable personal expression and as much independent choice and action as possible.
Jo employs a wide variety of skills including stop motion and digital animation, photography, mark making and creative journalling.
Her child led approach prefers not to define a project without initial consultation with the school and the pupils to afford a greater level of ownership for all involved.
Jo has also been a creative practitioner for the Royal Opera House as part of their Creative Partnership programme.
Arts Award for SEN, Music and Art as a Communication Skill: Providing opportunities for the achievement of an Arts Award at Bronze level for children with Special Educational Needs. Hertfordshire (various sites). Jo now acts as a creative consultant on this project.
See website for more information The Funky Pie Company
‘A Sense of Self’ – Lonsdale School, Stevenage – in association with Hertfordshire Creative Learning Programme.
The Wroxham School, Potters Bar: Hertfordshire Creative Learning
Programme inset day 2011.
Lonsdale School, Stevenage (SEN): Creative Partnerships 2010 – 2011.
Arts Award for SEN, Music and Art as a Communication Skill 2008 – ongoing annual project. Hertfordshire (various sites)
Stevenage Museum: Stop frame animation, transition project with local Year
Six and Seven pupils working with the Extended Schools Programme. 2009 &
Arts Award animation project: Larwood School (SEN), Stevenage. April 2009.
Arts Award for SEN pilot project, Music and Art as a Communication Skill:
Providing opportunities for the achievement of an Arts Award at Bronze level for children with special educational needs. Stevenage. 2008
Hourly Paid Lecturer: University of Hertfordshire. Teaching Macromedia Flash and research skills on BA Digital Lens and Media. 2005 -2009.
Lonsdale School, Stevenage (SEN): Project continuation ‘Creative approaches to learning’. 2008 – 2009.
Creativity for Life: Creative approaches to learning. Lonsdale School, Stevenage. (SEN), 2008.