Karen TealArtist


Email: Purpleladywales@hotmail.co.uk


DBS - Issue Date: 19th April 2018

DBS - Employer Name: New Directions

Public Liability Insurance:

Welsh Language Level: 1. I can pronounce Welsh personal and place-names correctly, and I can give and respond to basic greetings on the telephone or in person.

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School Areas Covered: Carmarthenshire , Ceredigion , Neath Port Talbot , Pembrokeshire , Powys , Swansea


I have been a teacher of Art and Textiles for 32 years in Secondary and FE education and an artist in my own right.  I have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the education system and a huge library of skills and techniques.  These can be made into bespoke workshops for schools wishing to enhance the creativity of their students and adding to the arts curriculum where there is possibly a gap.  I also have experience of working with cross curricular projects to works across subjects linking art/textiles to other areas.  I have recently worked in China, Switzerland and Uganda learning about different ways of learning and working with diverse and inclusive groups.


Subject Level School/College/University End Date
Educational Leadership and Management Masters Open University 2007
Teaching Design Technology and Art PGCE Open University 1998
Teaching in Further Education City & Guilds Llandrillo College, Rhos on Sea 1988
Assessors Qualification D32 Llandrillo College, Rhos on Sea 1988
Constructed Textiles and Print BAHons Middlesex University 1985
Foundation in Art and Design Foundation course Wrexham College of Art 1982

Professional Training

Title Additional Info Date
- Dementia friendly galleries training July 2018
- Youth Arts Facilitator training Sept 2018
- All You Need to Know if You’re an Experienced Artist Already Working in Schools October 2018
Various Exam Board Training GCSE/A level/IB for WJEC, AQA, CIE, IB
Examiner for Art and Textiles for Exam boards Examiner for AQA and IB 2001 to present