When studying on one of our short evening courses, not only do you get to use our specialist facilities but you are also taught by some tutors with excellent industry experience and knowledge..
PETE MCKINLEY – MANAGER (SHORT COURSES) – DISCOVER PHOTOGRAPHY – AN INTRODUCTION (SATURDAY)
Pete is an ex-Royal Navy Photographic Officer with 30 years of accumulated experience in a diverse range photographic disciplines.
On leaving the Royal Navy Pete worked as a freelance photographer before opening his own studio, catering to the advertising, commercial and social sectors.
Having made the move into education several years later Pete has designed developed and delivered many Short Courses with us including the very popular Summer Photography Programme and Specialised Bespoke training programmes that Pete offers to local companies and individuals.
JOHN GRIDLEY – ADOBE INDESIGN, WORDPRESS – EASY WEB DEVELOPMENT
John Gridley currently teaches Web Design with us as a visiting tutor.
Previously working for over 25 years within a corporate publishing house, John’s background crosses over between offline and online media. With qualifications in Photography, Graphic Design, Video editing, Multimedia and a Degree in Graphic Design (Interactive Media), he has experience in print reproduction, brand awareness, and current Internet web technologies. John also runs his own creative design company Weird Bean Design based in Hampshire, offering businesses of all sizes a unique mix of service and strategic thinking.
John is passionate about Digital Design and regularly speaks at local business and networking events on the subject.
MIKE GARLEY – SCRIPTWRITING FOR FILM AND TV
Mike Garley is an EMMY-nominated writer who has written for Adventure Time, Wallace and Gromit, and Image Comics’ 24 panels anthology, as well as creator-owned projects The Kill Screen, Samurai Slasher, and Our Final Halloween.
When he’s not writing, Mike lectures on Creative Writing for Brockenhurst College, and Scriptwriting for Film and TV for the Arts University College Bournemouth. He’s also more fun than this bio implies. But not by a lot…
DAVID BIRD – DEDICATED PHOTOGRAPHY
David has been working in the Photographic industry for more than 25 years with experience in the editorial sector. He started out as a Freelance Photographer in the North West to working on the picture desk of a national newspaper in London.
Having studied at AUB in the 1990’s David moved to London and worked with many studio and location photographers until setting up his own studio working with many international brands including Kenco, Sony and Cunard. David has a wealth of experience in studio, still life, fashion, portraiture, documentary photography, and wet and dry printing. David continues to work with trusted brands from his purpose built studio in The New Forest.
PREETI SOOD – CREATIVE PRINTMAKING
Preeti was born in Delhi. She did her Bachelors in Printmaking from Chandigarh College of Arts and pursued her Master at Santiniketan, Kala Bhavan in Fine Arts and later did her second MA degree in printmaking at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London.
Upon graduating she taught at the British School in New Delhi, India and practised as an artist in Garhi Studios, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. She won a scholarship to study in Britain and worked for two years as an Artist Fellow at the University of Lincoln. She has done three solo shows internationally and has been selected as an artist in various printmaking shows in London, Delhi, Bangalore and Japan.
Her research is focused on a practice-based approach located within Fine Art. It revolves around notions of Absence and Presence whereby She explores the concept of ‘GLOCAL’ (Global + Local) within an urban landscape in the context of India where she grew up and Britain where she currently lives. Her practice has evolved into an exploration of this sense of displacement experienced by individuals inhabiting two disparate cultures, through the medium of print.
DONNA PETERS – THE ART OF SCREEN-PRINTING
Donna Jean Peters is a printmaker, artist and educator from Maryland, USA. Donna came to the UK to undertake a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, after which she also completed an MA in Illustration.
Donna’s work is experimental, eclectic and largely humorous. She experiments with materiality printing on unexpected surfaces producing work beyond the frame in a variety of scales. Donna takes inspiration from her surroundings, nature and life experiences, producing illustrative drawings in an exciting array of mediums. Donna often works to briefs but also likes to let inspiration lead her.
Donna teaches printmaking, art and design at both Higher and Further Education levels.
KRISHNA MALLA – GRAPHIC DESIGN – AN INTRODUCTION
Krishna is a Street artist, graphic designer, and event manager from Cornwall. After graduating as an illustrator at the Arts University Bournemouth Krishna freelanced as an artist for clients such as BBC, Channel 4, Red Bull, New Era, Rekorderlig, Desperado, Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, and currently works as a graphic designer for Silver Crane (‘2012 design team of the year’- Uk Packaging design awards).
Managing ‘Secret Walls X Bournemouth’ (live art battle) has led Krishna into the world of street art, painting very large murals and specialising in freehand photorealism with spray paint.
TOM SUDDREY – ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS
Since graduating from AUB in 2000, Tom has been creating illustrations, designs and animations for music videos, TV adverts and corporate videos for clients like Microsoft, BBC Films, Channel 4 Documentaries, Joss Stone, McCarthy & Stone, ASOS, RAC, Starbucks, Multiyork and many more.
Tom joined LoveLove Films in 2013, and took on the role as Animator and Animation Coordinator, creating corporate videos, TV commercials, music videos and even graphics for film. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in digital workflow management and Adobe Creative Suite training, Tom brought in new file management process and introduced new creative skills to the team. With his experience in illustration and training in the traditional arts, Tom soon moved into the role of Lead Artist and had the opportunity to work on an award winning animation as well as creating the title sequence and graphics for the documentary ‘Williams’ based on the F1 Team.
Tom has recently started a new venture as Lead Artist and Animator at Rich Interactive who are one of Microsoft’s preferred agencies when it comes to telling stories through video. As well as the numerous videos they create for Microsoft, they have created work for Aston Martin, HSBC, Virgin Atlantic, Dell, M&S and much more.
Tom takes care to ensure that the After Effects students are equipped and prepared, once trained, to take on a full scale projects whether that’s a client brief or even a personal project. On top of learning the tools needed for being able to create fantastic works of art in After Effects, Tom also emphasises the importance of knowing how to manage a project and ensure that you have the right tools and knowledge to ensure you can realistically meet the time demands that maybe associated with the brief.
With expert knowledge of After Effects and other Adobe packages, Tom brings practical training for those who want to start a career in the animation and VFX industries.
CHRISTINE AZIZ – CREATIVE WRITING – AN INTRODUCTION
In October 2005, Christine’s first novel, The Olive Readers won the biggest publishing award in the UK and was published by Macmillan. There were over 46,000 entries.
Previously she worked as a freelance journalist reporting from around the world for major newspapers and broadcasters. She has contributed to a number of books, including How to Write the Perfect Essay, The Afghanistan Field Guide, published by the International Committee for Humanitarian Reporting. The A-Z of Health, and an ICRC publication on water in post-occupation Iraq.
Two of her plays have been staged in the UK: Mary Shelley Goes to Hollywood, and Soul Post, a play set in post-invasion Iraq, performed at the Regent and Winchester theatres. She is director and founder of the Mary Shelley Festival – the first of its kind in the UK and which celebrates the life and works of Frankenstein’s author. She wrote and directed a series of monologues for the first Bournemouth based festival in 2010.
She has run creative writing workshops in the UK, Egypt and Morocco. In the UK she has held workshops in Winchester prison, community centres and schools, and for Butterfly, a Bournemouth based organisation for survivors of domestic violence. In Cairo, Egypt, between 2011 to 2015 Christine held a series of creative writing workshops for Rowayat, a new and exciting literary magazine for the Middle East (since closed). In Rabat, Morocco, she ran a series of creative writing workshops – mainly with young people at a language school and the British University. More recently she took part in a creative writing project for young Moroccans run by the University of Iowa in Casablanca.
Christine is passionate about writing and believes a tutor’s role is to provide a safe space for individuals to express themselves freely and explore their creative and imaginative potential with growing confidence.
KATIE THOMAS – 1-YEAR INTERIOR DESIGN AND INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD, INTERIOR DESIGN USING AUTOCAD & SKETCHUP, INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN
Katie completed a BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design with us, followed by achieving a distinction in Architecture: Spatial Practices.
Katie recently established her own Interior Design and Architecture company, KTM Design, working on luxury residential and commercial projects across Dorset and London. She has worked for several design practices across the UK, is involved in property development and interned at The Studio at Harrods and with Vanessa Brady OBE, president of the Society of British and International Design (SBID).
Katie takes a holistic, user-centred approach to design and is driven by her passion of designing spaces to enrich the human experience. Katie’s interests are varied, but she has specific interests in sound and acoustics and designing for disability. In the summer of 2015, Katie designed and built an accessible performance set to promote the integration of disabled and non-disabled dancers.
TAKARA DANCY – FANTASY CREATURE DESIGN
Whilst studying an ITEC level 3 in Anatomy, physiology and pathology, Takara took part in several evening courses at Arts University Bournemouth in Model Making, Z-Brush modelling and Special FX in Fantasy creature design and fabrication. After which Takara then went on to complete a BA (Hons) Model Making, graduating with a first class hons in 2017.
Since graduating Takara has been working as a freelance model maker and sculptor for several national companies and has a varied collection of skills including sculpting, CAD modelling, 3D printing and moulding and casting.
Takara has also been an assistant for Wayne Humphrey during his run of the Special FX in Fantasy creature design and fabrication courses since it’s inception, so has a thorough understanding of the best way of teaching sculpting in a clear and exciting manner.
CHLOE SCRIVENER – MILLINERY (THE ART OF HAT MAKING)
Chloe started as a Milliner in 1996 with The Queen’s former Milliner, Philip Somerville. She then landed a job with leading light of the Millinery world Philip Treacy, training and working in the London studio and assisting at Haute Couture shows in London, Paris, and New York.
Chloe added to her Millinery experience by working as a Theatrical Milliner at Angels, the Costumiers and undertaking freelance work at The English National Opera on Antony Minghella’s Madam Butterfly. Other freelance work has included commissions for The Mirror Newspaper for Ascot and with other Milliners Bailey Tomlin and Piers Atkinson. Chloe continues to make bespoke hats to commission alongside teaching. Chloe teaches Millinery at London College of Fashion, AUB and at the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts at different levels and in various areas of Millinery.
Her wide experience of teaching includes Fashion and Theatrical Millinery at Kensington & Chelsea College and Central St Martins. As well as teaching Millinery on projects in conjunction with the Barbican, London College of Fashion and other London and national Museums. Chloe has also taught Printed and Constructed Textiles on a range of projects at both Art specialist schools and colleges.
In her own words “I have a friendly approach to teaching and like my students to explore their creativity under guidance to learn and develop new skills. I will teach you tricks of the trade and show you the skills and techniques I have acquired through my practice”
Chloe has a PGCE in post 16+ compulsory education and training from Greenwich University (2005) and gained a First Class BA Honours in Tapestry at the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art in 1996. She studied a BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design at Shelly Park, part of what once was Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. She also teaches, drawing, design and a range of Textile techniques
CHARMAINE K PARKIN – ACTING FOR BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS, ACTING & CREATING THEATRE
Charmaine is an ebullient, emotive and deft director that makes all-consuming, intense, disturbing work, that is stripped back and strikingly imaginative; letting the theatre speak for itself.
A graduate of the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre Course at East 15 Acting School, in 2010, after touring Europe as an actor and having two children, Charmaine moved to Bournemouth and started creating her own work. In 2011 she created BOK Theatre, which specialises in applied theatre and workshops for schools, organisations and charities. In 2012, she created SISATA out of her passion for making classic stories accessible for modern audiences.
Through BOK Theatre and SISATA she has produced sixteen productions, created a partnership with the Lighthouse, Poole in 2017 and been funded through the Arts Council England.
She is now a Company Director for Bournemouth based Doppelganger Productions after working with them since 2013 and having directed several of their productions, including the annual production for Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning.
Furthermore she has directed ‘Macbeth 2070’ for Dramatic Productions at the Lighthouse, Poole, an international tour of ‘Sticks and Stones’ for Germany’s White Horse Theatre and a piece of new writing for Juno Theatre’s all-female Showcase. She was also the Education Programme Facilitator for Doppelganger Productions’ 2016 tour of ‘Shot at Dawn’, supported by ACE, Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.
CELESTE JOY-ENGEL – CREATIVE FILM MAKING AND EDITING
Celeste Engel studied Theatre and Drama at Australia’s La Trobe University before embarking on a career in the Melbourne Fringe theatre scene as a director, writer, actor and set designer.
Having emigrated to the UK in 2006, Celeste completed a Masters in Writing for the Media at Bournemouth University in 2011.
Celeste has had three short films produced, one of which premiered at Cannes – Short Corner and has been involved in the theatre scene in Bournemouth as an actor and sound designer. She has directed six multi-media plays including Bafta Award Winning writer John Foster’s stage play CHUMMY in 2010; short listed for the Kenneth Branagh Writing Prize in 2015 for her play SHINE BRIGHT and the DOT award 2018 as part of the New Media Writing Prize.
For the last six years Celeste has been working at the Arts University Bournemouth – Short Course department and currently delivers the highly popular ‘Creative Film Making & Editing’ short course. Celeste also teaches filmmaking, writing and drama to young people at ‘Aim Community’ whilst continuing to develop projects for stage and screen.
ABI KREMER – EXPLORING PORTRAITURE, EXPRESSIVE LIFE DRAWING
Abi has had a long and varied career as an artist and educator. Having studied ‘Environmental Art’ specialising in mural design at AUB, she completed a number of public art projects, and her work can be seen in the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals, and a commission on public view for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in the main Bournemouth Library.
Her fine art has received Arts Council Awards and been exhibited all over the country and internationally, with work in Public collections. A monograph was published ‘Abi Kremer, Colour and Inspiration’ and there are colour plates in various publications including ‘Art in Poole and Dorset’, ‘Under the Greenwood, Picturing the British Tree in Art’ and ‘Public Art Catalogue Foundation’ for Dorset.
Currently Abi is a lecturer at Southampton University, delivering Art History courses and on the Gallery team at Southampton City Art Gallery where she leads the Art History Study days and practical workshops. She has taught life drawing and portraiture for many years, and drawing at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum.
DAVID SPEARE – MODELMAKING – AN INTRODUCTION
David graduated for the BA (Hons) Model Making course in 2017, since then he has worked as a free lance model maker for several national companies ranging from film, architecture and virtual reality. From this work David has collected a range of skills including injection moulding, CAD modelling, 3D printing, laser cutting and moulding and casting.
David also runs his own custom modelmaking business with his partner. They specialise in 3D printing and laser cutting, for both custom projects for clients as well as their own products.
SARAH L GOY – SKETCHING AND WATERCOLOUR – ART ON THE GO
Having graduated from Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design Sarah is a qualified illustrator and a practicing contemporary artist with 20 years’ experience.
Sarah is a passionate and expressive artist specialising in capturing her travels, environment, the people she meets and the experiences of different cultures in her sketchbooks – this then leads to more permanent pieces in a variety of mediums ranging from oils, ink, acrylic and mixed media.
She has travelled to numerous countries and been involved with many community projects including the Yellow Bus Company and the Art Gallery Bus, BEAF, The Big Draw and projects with Simon Watts from the BBC as well as the Hawk Conservancy. She has shown her work in successful group and solo art exhibitions.
Sarah also runs creative workshops with the belief that art is for all and that sketching breaks down barriers, giving people the opportunity to step away from the hectic and digital world we all live in and so taking time out for themselves.
PAULINE CAROLINE JONES – GARDEN & PLANTING DESIGN
Pauline is a qualified, experienced garden designer and horticultural lecturer. In her previous life she was widely involved in magazine publishing and the advertising industry in London.
She managed a bed and breakfast in Cornwall before eventually moving to West Dorset, where she furthered her studies at Kingston Maurward College and the renowned English Gardening School. Thus, began a new career and love of all things horticultural!
PaperWhite Garden Design was founded in 2000 and for eight years Pauline lectured at Kingston Maurward College, where she created and tutored her own accredited level three course, the Advanced Certificate in Garden Design.
Over recent years Pauline has become an aspiring garden writer/photographer. She is an associate member of the Society of Garden Designers and a probationary member of the Garden Media Guild/Professional Garden Photographers’ Association.
She lives in the beautiful Bride Valley with her partner Tim, two energetic border collies and a gorgeous flock of Swedish Gotland sheep!
EMILY MELLING – ABC LEVEL 2 – GRAPHIC DESIGN
Emily is a Graphic Designer and AUB graduate with a BA in Visual Communication.
She has worked across multiple roles in the industry including ArtWorker, Freelance Designer and Digital Marketing Manager.
Currently, her Freelance work focuses on Branding and Identity, she has worked with start-ups to help them find and define a visual style and create a tone of voice for their brand.
She works as a Digital Marketing/Media Manager who generates content for and manages social media platforms. As well as curating blog posts and producing marketing materials for events and clients.
She was lucky enough to attend Adobe Max in 2018 as a Teaching Assistant, has helped to run creative workshops at the V&A and is passionate about developing creative connections and learning/ sharing design skills.
ROSEMARY GROSE - Prosthetic, Casualty Make-Up & Special FX- An Introduction
Rosie Grose graduated from a BA (Hons) Make-Up for Media and Performance specialising in Prosthetic Special Effects. Rosie comes from a fine art background and focuses her talents on; design, sculpting, mould making, art finishing and postiche. Since graduating Rosie has worked both as a freelancer and as a contracted model maker and special effects artist making props prosthetics for clients, productions and short films.
TEREZA TZELEPAKI - PATTERN & FABRIC PRINTING
Tereza was born in Athens, Greece where she accomplished her Bachelor and Master`s degree in Fine Art in Athens School of Fine Arts (ASKT). Subsequently, she completed her second MA in Fine Art in Arts University Bournemouth (AUB). She possesses a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from the National College for Teaching & Leadership, and she is an individual member in Society for Artistic Research (SAR).
She has worked as a printmaking visiting tutor in short and summer courses in AUB and as a drawing and painting tutor in primary, secondary and further education. She has participated in various art shows in the UK and Greece with prints, videos and paintings.
Currently, she is conducting her research on the role of art during the mourning period. She is, mainly, working printing on fabric that she uses in order to create her sculptural objects with the purpose of expressing the stages of grief and the inner metamorphosis that happens during and after such an experience.
ADAM LOOKER - DIGITAL MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
“Adam enjoys helping his co-workers understand the fundamentals and technical intricacies of digital marketing – often to the detriment of his own time management” – Adam’s Line Manager c. 2013
Even earlier in his career Adam was helping people to understand digital marketing and now he joins us to head up the Introduction to Digital Marketing and Social Media for Business short courses.
Having been fortunate enough to enjoy a varied and successful career, Adam has worked in both in-house and agency side roles, before setting up his own marketing consultancy & delivery business TRUSTED MARKETING in 2018.
His experience ranges from managing small budget local marketing for one-man-band and family businesses all the way up to managing multi-million-pound budgets for international brands.
Most recently he has been involved with the relaunch of the best quiz show on TV – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire; consulting on their social media strategy and handling their live audience interaction during transmission.
Throughout the courses you can expect real life examples and success stories designed to help you, the student, apply your learning to your day to day and get a competitive edge over the competition.