Jan collaborates with Iñigo Garrido/ OaksBark and together they offer video training workshops - these are aimed at campaign groups, trade unions and other people and groups who wish to promote social and environmental projects. The training options includes a one day intensive session where groups can learn, from scratch, how to make and upload their own films and to upload them onto social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter - for more information visit OaksBark Training. Jan is a member of Glasgow film collective, Camcorder Guerrillas.
Workshops in schools and with young people
Over the last 25 years Jan has delivered many workshops in schools, both primary and secondary, as well as working with looked after and accommodated young people and young people with a variety of complex needs. These workshops have involved a wide variety of media from drawing, painting, collage and textile work to 3D work, mask making and printmaking. Often her workshops are inspired by introducing popular arts from other cultures and they inevitably involve lots of bold colour.
Jan has worked through Glasgow Museum Education Services and carried out projects for BASIS (Barhead Housing Association Wider Role), Art in Partnership, The Lighthouse, and has worked on recycling and marine litter projects with the GRAB Trust, Argyll, and with Toryglen Social Inclusion Partnership.
If your school or group would like to work with Jan please contact her. For images of Jan's projects go to gallery.
Tertiary and Adult Education
Jan has taught design at Gray's School of Art Aberdeen, Scottish College of Textiles Galashiels and at Glasgow School of Art - she has also designed and delivered a course on Latin American Popular Culture and Day schools on Traditional Cuban music at DACE, University of Glasgow. Her practice has been used as a teaching resource for students studying Community Development at Moray House.
Camcorder Guerrillas, Hamiltonhill Allotment, Banana Link, World Development Movement, Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Christian Aid including interpreting for Latin American speakers and graphics work.
Jan has just started working as arts faciliator on A View From Here for Scottish Refugee Council.