Workshops & Education
I have been fortunate enough to have facilitated workshops and taught course elements for a variety of organisations and institutes including: National Youth Theatre, Newcastle College FdA SMTT, New Writing North, School of Noise, and the Association for Sound Design and Production (formerly the ASD).
I also create bespoke workshops and seminars for educational organisations and industry groups.
I like to demonstrate and introduce concepts within sound design and field recording to stimulate ways of thinking about sound and give participants the opportunity to reflect and practice new skills.
Facilitating an introduction to Sound Design workshop as an Associate Artist for the National Youth Theatre. This workshop formed part of a taster day on the IGNITE Your Creativity scheme helping 16-20 year olds access routes into offstage theatre roles.
Hosted at the Sunderland Empire Theatre
Facilitation for the Association for Sound Design and Production: QLab Skills for venue technicians and early career sound designers.
The day long workshop saw professionals from across the North East and North West receive demonstrations of QLab best practice and gain hands on experience with one-to-one mentoring.
Event made possible by support from Northern Stage's Technical Department and CALM Theatre Sounds Hires
From 2019 - 2021 I worked with Newcastle College's FdA Stage Management and Technical Theatre level 2 and 3 students on their sound design modules. The module delivery consisted of a variety of demonstrations, practical workshops, and one-to-one mentoring on a range of theatre sound skills, including basic system design, field recording skills, QLab programming and script analysis.
As part of the creative process behind a new sound art installation, The Rime, I produced a participatory recording day for members of the Amble Harbour Lights Community Choir and the Northumberland Orchestral Society. Participants were introduced to recording artist best practices and shaped the composition and recording process with guidance from the artist-facilitators on the project.
Photographs by Nat Wilkins