What people say
about Drawing on Potential…... taken from evaluation forms at workshop with AD company Pakkahuone Sept 2010
course cover what you expected it to ?
‘Yes and more. I had absolutely
no expectations and I was open to new things.
Now I feel exhausted and very pleased.’
‘It covered more than I expected’
‘It was much more fun than I thought’
expected it to unlock some ways to creative thinking and it did’
the most memorable part of the day ?
‘To realize that a world can be created with few and small elements’
‘The processing of things – how quickly
your mind goes and how the pen somehow followed.’
‘The first drawing.
Those circles and how they grow
into something bigger’
What surprised you most about yourself today ?
‘The mind map of myself’ ‘I
might have a clear and organized mind’
‘I really can draw !’ ‘How messy my thoughts can be’
‘The ability to adapt’
Overall how would you rate the event ?
‘Interesting and educational' ‘10
out of 10 !’
‘It was great’ ‘Wonderful it gave me a lot of confidence'
Testimonial from Nick Moore Deputy Principal at The City Literary Institute
Veronica Slater was the coordinator of the Painting and Drawing programme at The City Lit
and was herself an art tutor here. She worked for us for 17 years teaching painting and
drawing. In April 2009 she applied for and received voluntary redundancy in order to continue
her career as an artist and pursue projects as a freelance art educator.
She taught on a variety of programmes including the 2-year City Lit Fine Arts course which
she originally set up and was involved with on a developmental level. This is a specialist
programme involving fine art practice for adult students who may wish to access higher
education or set up in their own studio. On the CLFA she arranged a teaching exchange with
Long Island University, New York State, U.S.A as well as giving talks in NZ, Australia &
Malaysia whilst on sabbatical. She also taught a range of short courses as well as the Art
Foundation Course. Over the years Veronica has organised a programme of high profile
visiting artists and curators including Sarah Lucas, Helen Chadwick, Sonia Boyce and Rene
She recently worked in partnership with The Arts Council of England on a set of initiatives to
develop courses on buying and collecting contemporary art. This has involved contributions
from Christies, Cultureshock publishers and international gallery directors such as David
Risley. It is an ongoing project, building on the initial first course that was a sell out.
As well as being a successful practitioner and a talented artist in her own right who exhibits
regularly, she is a highly skilled and able tutor whose students achieve at a very high
standard with many graduating to university. I have observed her teaching and she is an
inspiring tutor who knows how to get the best from her students. She is organised, efficient
and an excellent planner. Furthermore, she is highly articulate and a very good
Veronica is a sensitive tutor who is well attuned to the needs of adult students. She is hugely
popular and much admired at City Lit. Her courses were always full. I would have no
hesitation in recommending her for any positions she applies for and know that she will
perform to the highest professional standard in future projects. She would be an asset to any
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