“Vicky is the Kate Clanchy of the North!” Warda Yassin

Since 1998, Vicky has taught on projects, courses and one-off workshops in a wide variety of contexts and settings including colleges, community centres, libraries and galleries. She has taught all ages, backgrounds and abilities and has extensive experience working with young people (14 to 25).

Teaching across visual arts and visual literacy, darkroom and digital photograph, animation, filmmaking, graphic design, illustration, web design, creative writing, journalism and radio, Vicky has also delivered a wide variety of training to school teachers, youth workers, librarians and young apprentices.

For the past 12 years, she has delivered diverse writing projects for young people for various organisations and initiatives. Since 2007, she has run creative writing groups in South Yorkshire delivering regular workshops across a wide range of writing forms for young writers aged 14 to 19s (Signposts/Writing Yorkshire & since 2016, significantly via Hive South Yorkshire).

Vicky began teaching in the autumn of 1998 after finished a Degree in Fine Art. She cut her teeth as a facilitator and teacher for many years at Site Gallery in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, working with a wide range of community groups to widen participation, build partnerships and deliver workshops, projects and courses in darkroom/digital photography and multimedia arts.

Teaching qualifications:
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – 14+ Further Education Teaching [University of Huddersfield 2011-2013] City & Guilds Certificates in FE Teaching – Levels 1 & 2 [Sheffield College 2002 & 2003]

Writing bodies tutored for include:
Hive Young Writers Network, Arvon, Poetry Wales, Wakefield Literature Festival, Off the Shelf Festival of Words

Much of her teaching work has been informal but she has taught formally on the following qualifications:
BTEC National Diploma, ASDAN, OCNs, NCFE, Arts Award