I am qualified to facilitate creative workshops and have had experience teaching groups a wide range of visual arts mediums covering textiles, ceramics and printmaking. 


July 2018

Carol Wilson, North Yorkshire County Council

Observation of Teaching,  Learning and Assessment Report

Awarded: Level 1: Outstanding. 

"Poppy's very strong management of the creative workshop environment ensured each learner had the maximum learning time available and made very good progress. Poppy is highly knowledgeable and respectful of all learners' ideas and adapted her advice and support to enable every learner the best outcome. Everyone responded very positively to her teaching style which promotes a sense of 'can do'. She constantly moved around the group reviewing progress and promoting confidence. Poppy ensured that all learners in the workshop were able to maximise their practical hands-on time by removing or solving practical issues. Attention to detail with the planning is to be commended and the lesson plan identified clear measurable SMART targets. Very strong management of a creative workshop. 

Learners identified that Poppy is an excellent tutor, she is highly approachable, supportive and knowledgeable. The skills she has taught them has been learnt successfully built their confidence in the subject and they look forward to passing this onto others. Well done Poppy."


Learner Testimonies 

"Poppy is fantastic so enthusiastic and such a good teacher. As a complete beginner I feel so comfortable just having a go and there is so much support and encouragement within the workshop which I really appreciate."

"Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. Had never tried macrame before, so it was good to be able to learn a new skill and complete a piece of work to take home. Well done Poppy!"

"I loved the workshop, poppy was very sweet and gave everyone her full attention. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to joining in another workshop! I shall be recommending to everyone I know!"

"Poppy shows that you don't need to be "artistic" to still make something beautiful that I am so proud to have hand made. The process was clearly explained and support was given at every stage. I love my book, thank you!"