Teaching art in West Cork has been very important to Barbara. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts as well as a Bachelor of Education (Visual Art) from UNSW in the 1980's, Barbara has been teaching art in West Cork and further afield at all levels; from early childhood to the elderly. The focus of her instruction has been collaboration and self-reflection which are essential elements for artists. After completing a Master of Arts in Education from New Mexico Highlands University, Barbara solidified her teaching skills, and for several years was a full-time educator. 

Teaching art in West Cork


Teaching Experience

2018 - present - Art classes in National Schools – West Cork
2018 – Drawing and Painting classes – Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff, Co. Cork
2016 –present – National Schools Substitute Teacher – West Cork
2012-16 6th Grade Classroom teacher, Abiquiu, New Mexico
2010-12 Art Instructor, Fine Arts for Children and Teens, Sante Fe, New Mexico
2009   Art Teacher/Administrator, Wynyard High School, Wynyard, Tasmania
2008   Drawing/Painting Instructor, Burnie Technical College, Tasmania
2007-09   Drawing/Painting Instructor, Tasmania Dept. of Education, Tasmania
2004   Printmaking Instructor/Guest lecturer UTAS, School of Art, Hobart
1998-2002   Printmaking Instructor, Vallecitos Print Studio, NM, USA
1996-97   Printmaking Instructor, Taos Art Association, Taos, NM, USA
1995-96   Printmaking Instructor, Fuller Lodge Art School, NM, USA
1995-96   Printmaking Instructor, Delgado Street Studio, Santa Fe, NM, USA
1995-98   Printmaking Instructor, Santa Fe Community College, NM, USA
1992   Art teacher, Casimir Catholic College, Marrickville, NSW
1987-92   Printmaking/Art history specialist teacher, PLC Pymble

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