Teaching, Talking & Workshops:

My specialist area of interest is creating and building tools to develop individualised illustration methodologies. I enjoy introducing play and making into self initiated and commercial projects to help students establish a fulfilling practice. I create workshops and talks on intuitive making, improvising and plein air drawing. 

Between 2021 - 2022 I was a lecturer and module leader on the BA (Hons) Illustration programme at Arts University Plymouth. I’ve taught on level 4 units ‘Exploring Place’ and ‘Embracing Design & Visual Cultural Enrichment’ and used my industry experience and research knowledge to guide students through their studies.
2022 · Journal Essay, SUB Journal (Upcoming)
2022 · Lead Workshop Facilitator, Artwork Exeter (Upcoming)
2022 · Foreword, Platforms of Exchange Magazine, Arts University Plymouth
2022 · Drawing Worldlines workshop, Ocean Studios
2022 · Finding Methodology, Arts University Plymouth - Postgraduate research presentation on illustration methodologies and play in practice.
2022 · Illustration, Collaboration & Inclusivity, Arts University Plymouth - Online talk on inclusivity in collaborative illustration projects. 
2021 · Out of Place, Arts University Plymouth - A talk on rediscovering my practice through the pandemic.
2019 · Illustrating Mental Health, Illustration Research Symposium, Worcester - Research presentation on how illness has helped shape my practice.
2019 · Visiting Lecturer, Arts University Plymouth.
2018 · Private Art Tutor, Plymouth
2017 · Art Mentoring, ‘Team Up’ educational charity, London/Remote
2016 · Lino cutting workshop with BA students, Cass Art, Bristol.
2016 · Making crafts workshop with children & parents, Cass Art, Bristol.

‘Naomi has worked within the Illustration team continuously during our 2021/22 academic year. Recruited at very short notice, she has been an active member of the Illustration team, and has supported our year one cohort continuously in both an academic and pastoral context. As both a vibrant and tenacious practitioner, exploring visual language and illustration methodology through play and process, she has actively supported our students as they continue to challenge and understand their own creative practice, through the ongoing development of skill building workshops and seminars. Arts University Plymouth’s mandate of Creative Excellence and Social Justice has been continuously exemplified in Naomi’s professional conduct and delivery. She has continuously proved herself beyond our expectations, taking an active role in both delivery and development of the curriculum.’ - Ben Wright, Subject Leader at AUP

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© Naomi Batts 2021