Jane Bower

Jane Bower

Art forms: Murals, ceramics, textiles, plays.
Practical primary art: painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles, printing, drama, dance

Summary: Ceramic and mural commissions, chiefly for primary schools. Art/drama/dance/writing, groups/classes. Artist in residence, staff Inset. Highly qualified/experienced primary teacher/advisor.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire

Experience: Primary teacher/Arts advisor/artist in residence with over thirty years’ experience. Arts provision in over 500 schools. I am a member of the actors’ union Equity and act professionally, the
author of several arts-based books for teachers and regular writer for educational magazines.

Qualifications: B.Ed Hons Degree 2/1 Art and Design
Teacher’s Certificate (Art – Distinction)
CSSD Advanced Diploma In Drama in Education (Distinction)
RSA Diploma in Theatre Arts (Distinction)

Projects: Mural and ceramic commission, Elsworth Primary School, Cambs. This was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the school. I worked with every child in the school, discussing design and symbolism and involving each in the making process.
Dance festival, Teversham School, Cambs. This was an annual booking for eleven years. I worked with the whole school for four days, culminating in a performance on a given theme such as famous paintings, countries, colours or famous books for children.
I was commissioned to write ‘Peter Pan in a Day’ by Debden School, Essex. Costumes, scenery, music and choreography were produced in one day with 66 infants and performed to parents. Sutton School, Cambs also invited me to repeat the day with their pupils.

Groups worked with: I have worked periodically with various community groups, but my forte is working with children aged 4-11 and their helpers/teachers.

Contact details:
jane-bower@ntlworld.com
Phone number: 01223 502628
Postal address: 9 Mark’s way, Girton, Cambridge