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History of Art

About Me
My specialist subject is Art (up to university level) and Modern Art History (up to undergraduate level depends on topics). I also teach Chinese (up to A-level) and Maths (up to Year 9).

I have taught Fine Art on university level as a visiting lecturer in Sunderland University before (Mar 2014), lecturing and giving one-to-one tutorials to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. I also have experience in interviewing postgraduate candidates for the Royal College of Art and facilitating group discussion among undergraduate students at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. I am currently the resident artist at a co-ed boarding school in Surrey where I organise art workshops for the 11 - 18, and oversee the Art Scholar Programme for a group of outstanding GCSE art students.

I was born in Hong Kong and I first came to the UK to study A-level eight years ago. The big difference of pedagogical approach between the two places made me very conscious of my own process of learning. I teach the same way as I learn - learning is not the reproduction of knowledge but something that has to be experienced mentally through and through. I am patient, empathetic and inquisitive. I enjoy discussion and I like to break down complicated concepts with clarity and humour. I like to help the students to relate their enquiries with their lives, let them know how the knowledge in questions function in the world around them, and therefore render studying itself a rewarding lived experience.

I graduated with a MA Painting degree from the Royal College of Art (2012-14). Before that I completed my BA Fine Art degree with First Class Honours from the Slade School of Fine Art UCL (2008-2012) where I was awarded the Mary Rischgitz Prize in Painting. During my undergraduate study I have also completed a course module at the UCL Art History Department (2009-10). I have an outstanding academic writing record with all essays and dissertations written since 2010 achieved distinction respectively at the RCA, Slade and UCL Art History Department.

2012 - 14 Royal College of Art, London - MA Painting

Distinction in dissertation: 2013

2008 - 12 UCL, Slade School of Fine Art - BA Fine Art (First Class Honours)

Award: Mary Rischgitz Prize in Painting 2012
Distinction in dissertation: 2012
First Class in essays: 2011, 2010, 2010

2009 - 10 UCL, History of Art - Course Module: History of Art from Renaissance to Modern Art-(2:1)

First Class in essay: 2010

2006 - 08 West Buckland School, Devon - A-levels: Art (A), Maths (A), Chemistry (A), Chinese (A)
2004 - 06 Sing Yin Secondary School, Hong Kong - Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE): Art (A), Biology (B), General Maths (C), Additional Maths (D), Chemistry (C), Physics (C), English (D), Chinese (E)

Recent Tuition

Art (11 - 18): Resident Artist at King Edwards School Witley. I currently oversees the prep sessions of sixth-form IB art students and help them with the research of their projects individually. I also organise the Art Scholars Programme for outstanding GCSE Art students and deliver art workshops and activities.
Fine Art (University): I taught as a visiting lecturer at University of Sunderland, where I gave one-to-one tutorials to nine undergraduate and one master students in their studios. I had individual discussion about each of their projects as well as the wider social and philosophical contexts they situated their artistic enquiries, and helped them to figure out solutions and directions to take their works and practice further. I also gave a fine art lecture to the students and staff.
Art (4 - 17): I worked as a full-time teaching intern at CreativeKids, an art education company in Hong Kong. I taught various themed art classes in English, Mandarin and Cantonese to local and international students. I also taught art workshops in several nursery schools with the Outreach Team.
Art (8 - 10): I worked as an assistant art tutor at Lok Kin Education Centre in Hong Kong. I taught still-life and cartoon drawing classes to students.

Hobbies and Interests
My interests include films, music, reading, galleries and museums visits, walking around London and looking at architectures and the city. I also like swimming and running. Back in school I was a member of the swimming and canoeing team. Apart from teaching others, I am also teaching myself to play the piano.
I am a practising artist, my works mostly take the forms of paintings and drawings.

My recent exhibitions include:
Starter, LEscargot, London (2014), Show RCA 2014, RCA, London (2014), We Designed Chairs, Milton Keynes Art Centre, UK (2014), PNTG NOV, Kensington Galleries RCA, London (2013), Note to Self - Thinking Aloud and Making Moves, Dyson Gallery, RCA, London (2013), Work-In-Progress Show 2013, Kensington Galleries, RCA, London (2013), Slade Degree Show 2012, Slade School of Fine Art UCL, London (2012), Vincula, UCL Art Museum, London (2012), Interesting Time, Vibe Gallery, London (2011), Big Painting Project, Slade Research Centre, London (2011), Slade School of Fine Art Group Exhibition, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London (2009)

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