S02 Episode #11: A Day in the Life of An Art and Design Portfolio Educator with Julie Read

S02E011 – A Day in the Life of An Art and Design Portfolio Educator with Julie Read.

Release date: Sun 12th September 2021

Welcome to Season 2 of the UK Educators Community Podcast, where you’ll get a sneak peek into Educator’s diaries, as Syd asks her guests to run through one of their typical days.  On this episode, you’ll meet Julie Read, who’s an Art Tutor from Edinburgh.

Julie works with art students to expand and develop their portfolios, and helps them get into their top university choice.  Check out her company “Portfolio Oomph” here: https://www.portfolio-oomph.com/

Key take aways

Julie's used to working in colleges, with her day starting at 9am and finishing at 4pm. Since starting her tutoring business, she's had a big shift in mindset. Initially she used to stick to those rigid times, but now allows herself more flexibility in hours, and loves it.
Julie encourages risk taking in art, when the piece isn't being assessed for exams. Risks allow creativity to grow and can lead to amazing things. If a risk doesn't pay off, she encourages the student to reflect and develop.
Julie encourages her students to use many different tools to express their artistic ideas in the most relevant way. The finished piece may be a painting, a photograph, a video, just about anything!


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