About

PowysPlays is the inspiration of me, Nicola Powys. After a career of teaching, nurturing aNicola_Powysnd inspiring others, I realise that Authenticity is the ultimate aim.

I think that we are all conscious of the insidious power of the screen in our lives now. Powys Plays is my way of keeping it REAL!

Using  Art and making to ground experience in the here and now, Powys Plays offers a pause to think about re-balancing what we think we see. It is a hands-on, practical engagement with ourselves. Oh – and you learn some art skills as well!

The core themes ofPowysPlays are:

* Creativity
* Communication
* Wellbeing
* Confidence

Curriculum Vitae – Summary

ART TEACHER and GUIDE
Powys Plays

January 2015 – Present Cambridge, UK and Antibes, France

A modular, art-based learning experience. Emphasis on problem-solving, challenging expectations, reflection, conversation and learning how to SEE.

ART TEACHER 
Comberton Village College

April 2006 – August 2015 (9 years 5 months)Cambridge, UK

I worked as Head of BTEC Art and Design for KS4 students. As well as art skills, I taught confidence building exercises, encouraged risk taking and developed leadership qualities amongst NEET students.

ART FACILITATOR
Cambridge College Programme

July 1994 – July 2006 (12 years 1 month)Cambridge – various Colleges of the University

Summer school intensive teaching and learning with students from the USA. Implemented and developed schemes of work which have been honed into creative learning courses for PowysPlays.

CREATIVE CONSULTANT
Theseus Business school

January 1998 – June 2004 (5 years 6 months)

I ran art-based, hands-on sessions as part of an attempt to illustrate the creative thinking process – especially the generation of ideas.

ANIMATOR
Telemagination

October 1984 – June 1986 (1 year 9 months)

Everything involved in the production of children’s animated series, especially background creation and in-betweening.

SOLO and GROUP EXHIBITIONS
PUBLICATIONS
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English – Native
French – Professional
EDUCATION


Edinburgh College of Art
1979 – 1983   Stained glass and Glass design, Fused Glass and sheet Lead sculpture

Edinburgh College of Art
1979 – 1983   BA Hons Glass design, Sculpture and Glass

 

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