About Sandra Vick, Art Tutor

About Sandra

I have taught art classes for the past 17 years in schools and as a private tutor. I am a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, where I specialised in drawing and painting as both as an undergraduate and a postgraduate student. 

Primary school projects: In 2008-9 on collaborative art project funded by the Scottish seabird centre and Law Primary school using artists books to present artwork for a John Muir Award. In 2009 on a collaborative art project funded by Midlothian Council and SAC using artist books to produce a nature guide to a local walk with P7 pupils at a primary school. In 2012 for Granton School Nursery, Edinburgh – making a mural of sea creatures using handprints and paints. In 2017 a printmaking project with P7 to explore the ideas around immigration and emigration, looking at people and the animal kingdom. From 2010-17 I voluntarily ran several art projects in Cornbank Primary school.  These projects included: looking at how artists have depicted the weather – encouraging mark making and using wax crayons and water colours to produce paintings; bringing together school ‘house’ emblems – birds of prey – and a project on castles. We drew the birds, painted on pennant flags, attached them to sticks, explored how this fitted in with their history project about castles and took them into the playground to do games with them; looking at Jim Dine and Henry Moore to show that there are different types of drawing and that just because their style is ‘messy’ doesn’t mean they can’t draw. We used their techniques to draw vegetables as part of a healthy eating project in the school.

In the community: In 2011 I was lead artist on a Midlothian Games Dance and Visual Arts project. This was a project with an ageing well group to produce flags during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. I have also run printmaking classes for my local Scottish Women’s Institute. Privately I have supported S5 students working towards their National 5 Art portfolio. During the school holidays I have run summer camps for P5-S2 pupils looking at artist like Stik to show that you don’t need to be able to do realistic drawings to express emotions.

I have a certificate in understanding Autism with North-East Scotland University and so please contact me if you child has additional support needs to see if we can accommodate them in one of the classes.