“We first approached Dominique to assist our son with his GCSE art portfolio.  Over a number of sessions she was able to help him re-configure his drawings and advise him of other artists to research for ideas.  Dominique was able to give him the confidence to follow and develop his own style of drawing. We turned to her again when his school told us he was unlikely to achieve his predicted grade and was struggling with his final piece. Together, Dominique helped him re-plan his GCSE piece and though her advice and guidance he was able to achieve a level 8 which was much higher than had been predicted”.  A-M J, parent.

” I went in knowing nothing at all about oil painting and very little about drawing and I felt it was a great way to build skills quickly. Dominique obviously has many years experience of painting and teaching. I think the student-teacher ratio was about right as the triptych was quite tricky so I needed quite a bit of help!” H D, student.

“I have hired Dominque on several occasions to run art workshops at Turner’s House, on the reccomendation of staff from Orleans House Gallery. What first made Dominque stand out to me was her beautiful painting style, but most of all I required someone who could generate creative workshop ideas for all ages and confidently lead art workshops, while being sensitive to the historic environment and narrative of Turner’s House. Dominique ticks all those boxes and is a joy to work with as a freelance artist educator. She has run workshops for us for families and as part of a series of workshops for Richmond MIND service users with mental health conditions. She is a fantastic communicator, an engaging workshop leader and a joy to work with and I look forward to working with her on future projects” Michele Graabek, Activities & Interpretations Officer Turner’s House

“Very good teaching. You had time for us all and really helped me get to grips with oils. I particularly liked learning how to use wax and liquin. You were able to address our particular individual painting issues. “ D L, student.

The teaching is  excellent, you’re a rigorous, inspiring working professional, strong on technique and Art History referencing ideas, good level of input when needed and very encouraging and positive to all abilities, which is everything. Have been very generous and positive about my daughter participating and honest about the support she needed. You know her well through having worked with her throughout her GCSE which helped enormously and made it possible.” Parent of adult student with learning difficulties.

Dominique has taught Art and Design to Years 7 – 11 in this large girls Secondary School. Dominique quickly and conscientiously made herself familiar with the Schemes of Work, the day to day running of the department and the policies of the school, both academic and pastoral. She has brought considerable enthusiasm and commitment to all aspects of her work. All her lessons are thoroughly prepared and efficiently assessed and marked. She has inspired her pupils towards excellent outcomes both by her expertise and her expectations. She works effectively with students of all abilities, encouraging and supporting them both during and after lessons and her imaginative contributions have been very welcome additions to our working practices. She has recently guided Year 11 pupils through their Mock Exam, accompanied Year 10 on a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum and has attended Open Evening and Parent’s Consultation Meetings. She is keen to do after school clubs and is generous with her non-teaching time both during and after school hours, to the benefit of both staff and students. Dominique has been an exemplary member of the team and I support her application.” L J, Acting Head of Art Department.