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Parkin - Freelance Artist/Art Lecturer - Houghton Le Spring, Durham, UK

Mark Parkin

Houghton Le Spring, Durham, UK


Freelance Artist/Art Lecturer


I will be completing my MA at the University of South Wales in September 2014. I have 6 years teaching experience and I am a practicing professional artist presently looking for a permanent post teaching the visual arts.

Work History

Part Time Community Tutor

Blaneau Gwent County Borough Council

From September 2009

Part time Community tutor

Newport City Council

From September 2008

• Setting and marking assignments, tests and exams
• Monitoring and assessing students-
Delivery of subjects to OCN & Agored Cymru levels 1,2 & 3
• Discussion and preparation of individual learning plan (ILP)
• Developing new courses and teaching materials
• Record keeping and other administrative tasks
• Acting as personal tutor, supporting students and helping with problems
• Supervising practical work - Portfolio building
• Subjects: Life Drawing, Painting (all disciplines), Printmaking
• Preparing lessons and teaching materials
• Marking and assessing work
• Curator of exhibitions

Part time Community Tutor

Torfaen County Borough Council

September 2007 - September 2012

Fine Artist


From September 1981

Practicing Arts professional in the Fine Arts sponsored by the Arts Council Of Wales & National Lottery.


Art is not Elitist

A touring visual arts exhibition displaying paintings, drawings and sculpture. Please see link for exhibition images and information about the artist.

Qualifications & Certifications

MA Fine Arts

University of south Wales

PGCE/Cert Ed.(Pcet)

Ystrad Mynach College-University of Wales

BTEC HNC in Computing

Ystrad Mynach College-University of Wales

OCAD Fine Arts Diploma

Ontario College of Art / Toronto University

Georges Vanier Secondary School

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