Jonathan's Skills

Teaching

Sculpture & Stone Carving Lessons from Dorset-based Sculptor, Jonathan Sells

I have extensive experience teaching stone carving and I have the ability to inspire and share my passion with others.

Key Skills

 

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Brings a sense of humour into his teaching
  • Experience in working with all sectors of the community
  • Longstanding involvement in disability arts
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Flair for design
Teaching Experience
  • Burngate Stone Centre, Langton Matravers Tutor since its opening in Spring of 2009 to present.
  • Heart of Efford Community Partnership Highview School, Makaton “Welcome” sign carved with students & parents (2011).
  • Get Art Activity Week Heathlands Community Centre, Ferndown. Stone carving workshop.
  • Kaleido Arts Efford Youth Club in Plymouth, tutoring young women (2010).
  • Walford Mill, Wimborne “Stone Paper Scissors” Exhibition of 3 different media, contemporary craft work inspired by the Jurassic Coast, it was selected as part of the official Jurassic Coast Arts Programme by the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (2009).
  • Walford Mill, Wimborne Centre promoting British contemporary crafts – stone carving workshops with groups of children from local schools (2009).
  • Lychett Minster School Jurassic carvings project with schoolchildren (2009).
  • The Old Malthouse School, Langton Matravers Stone carving tutor to Junior School children (2007).
  • NHS Trust – Mental Health Occupational Therapist teaching clay modelling & sculpture in a variety of media (1996-2007).
  • Durlston Country Park Stone carving workshop (June 2006), and ‘have-a-go’ at carving (June 2004).
  • Free Expression Arts Festival, Blandford Stone carving workshop for all ages (Aug 2005).
  • Inter Action, Chess set project Worked with visually impaired people from Milton Keynes and a visually impaired artist to produce a 3ft high chess set (2004).
  • VOLNET launch of DFPD Teaching stone carving to disabled people at Clayesmore School, Blandford (2004).
  • Holton Lee (Respite Centre) Poole Workshops for the visually impaired (2003).
  • Winton Centre, Winton Series of stone carving workshops (2003).
  • Wool First School Big Arts Week – work with 60 young children producing insects in mixed media (2002).
  • South West Arts – Little Acorn Project 16 week project, teaching stone carving to groups of people with a variety of disabilities.
  • Bournemouth Council & Social Services Working with groups of 6-10 people, teaching sculpture and stone.
  • Psychiatric Rehab & Day Centres carving, (e.g. Leven House).
  • Holton Lee, Holton Heath, Poole The Waymarkers Project: one-to-one and group carving tuition to people with disabilities (2001).
  • Priestland’s School, Lymington Noah’s Ark – carving an 8ft 6ins high fountain with schoolchildren to reflect environmental issues (1998).
  • Ad Astra First School, Canford Heath Teaching children clay modelling & stonecarving (1993).
  • Bournemouth Council & Social Services Series of teaching workshops.
  • Poole Council – Broadstone Youth Centre Workshops for permanently excluded schoolchildren.
  • Dorset County Council Durlston Country Park teaching stonecarving to schoolchildren.