The Power of Creativity
PGCE - Lifelong Learning - Huddersfield University, UK
MA Contemporary Fine Art Practice, Leeds Beckett University
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Beckett University
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Leeds Arts University
Michael studied in the UK and Europe and as a result has dedicated 10 years to leading arts education and advocating its power.
Michael has lectured in Art & Design, working across a range of disciplines at Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 in Further and Higher Education. He has four years experience in Programme Management and is a trained Arts Award Advisor.
Having established the Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media at John Leggott College, Michael moved on to teach in inner city London at Lambeth College, before migrating to Brazil to lead the first ever Foundation Diploma in Art & Design in Latin America at Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas (EBAC).
When designing Foundation curriculum Michael's focus is how to incubate innovative ideas, structure critical thinking and establish inclusive toolkits for creativity. Something he later developed closely with alumni tutors for Young Artists at The Royal Drawing School. Here Michael was a Child Safeguarding Lead and trained a pool of artists to deliver exciting drawing workshops at The National Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery and Ashmolean.