Penny PrileszkyArts Champion


Specialist Skills: Illustration, Fine Art (drawing, painting, printmaking). My current work explores mixed media and textiles techniques within a Fine Art context.

Welsh Language Level: 2. I can communicate routine tasks requiring a simple exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can't usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself.

Areas: Carmarthenshire , Pembrokeshire

Arts Champion's Statement

I have been teaching Art and Design in the Secondary sector for fourteen years, and have been Head of Department for seven. 

In my teaching role, I am also regional Lead Practitioner for Art with ERW, and School Co-ordinator for the Lead Creative Schools scheme. 

I have mentored ITT students, and am the founder member of a growing national Art teaching resource sharing platform, putting me in direct contact with over one hundred Art teachers and their creative ideas.

Support and collaboration are essential to nurture confident creativity in all learners, and this ethos underpins both my classroom practice and style of leadership. Wider collaboration across subject areas and with the local community can offer pupils richer, more meaningful learning experiences, and this is something I will be actively promoting in my role as Arts Champion.