Welcome to the website of Susan M. Coles, Artist & Arts, Creativity & Educational Consultant.

Recent Testimonials

It is always nice to hear from people about work that you have done. Here are some comments, hope you enjoy. The most recent comments are first in the list.

“Where have all the boys gone?” PGCE CPD day, Birmingham City University, December 2017.

“A really good opportunity to reflect and learn about some concrete strategies to try. Great case studies and plenty of ideas shared and to take away.”
“Wonderful! Amazing tips. Inspiring. First relevant helpful training session I’ve had.”
“Fantastic day! I feel like I am bursting with ideas ready to try out.”

OCR Creative Forum event, Cambridge, November 2017.

NSEAD Where have all the boys gone? CPD day. Turner Contemporary, Margate, November 2017.
“This has encouraged me to have the confidence to change my own mindset of how to help our boys. Brilliant resources and ideas. Excellent day.” Hannah Jones
“Thank you so much- very inspiring!”
“Absolutely fabulous- so useful and full of exciting ideas. Thank you so much.” Richard
“Breath of fresh air-nice to share and be guided and pointed in interesting and creative directions. Well done.”

How to be an effective Art, Craft, Design co-ordinator, Norwich November 2017.
“Very entertaining and full of detailed and useful information. Informative, thought provoking and enjoyable.” Louise Quinn.
“I thought it was all really good. The best and most useful training that I have been on.” Hannah Ruffell
“Absolutely brilliant!” Amy Ward
“Everyone connected to the teaching of art should attend this course.” Louise Quick

Liverpool School Improvement Inset day, 20th October 2017. Art, Craft and Design keynote speeches:
“The guest speaker, Susan Coles, was excellent.”
“Susan Coles was an inspiration.”
“Susan’s talks, morning and afternoon were both informative and interesting.”
“Excellent talk from Susan- extremely uplifting and thought provoking.”
“Relevant, informative, inspirational keynote speaker.”
“Susan was inspirational, with lots of priceless links to Forum, FB, Twitter and NSEAD.”
“Susan Coles was outstanding.”
“Susan Coles? Best speaker ever!”

Keynote speech at the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge for the MyCambridge Marketplace, Cambridge Arts Network, September 2017.
“Thanks so much for your inspiring key note last evening – it really set the tone for the event and resonated with so much of what followed.” Jane Wilson, Culture and Community Manager, Cambridge City Council

“Dear Susan, myself and other members of our Arts team saw your speech at the Fitzwilliams Museum and found it both inspiring and informative. Your talk was riddled with strong rationale for why the Arts matter in school and education. Thank you for taking the time to speak to us about it and provide us with solid ammunition as to why we need to persevere and teach the Arts to young people.”

Art History Residential, July 2017, University of Leeds:
“Thank you, and thank you…for everything you did. If being a ‘critical friend’ means being an inspiration then you get 100% for the role! Every one of the amazing teachers we worked with commented on how much you made them feel that they could make a difference and that is so important in these difficult times.” Professor Abigail Harrison Moore, Head of School, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds.

“Susan’s talk was exceptional. One to watch.” “Amazing session- empowering and essential in supporting the subject and the teachers who teach it” Teacher comments.

Drawing course for primary teachers, July 2017:

NSEAD Courses 2017:

*YPO Drawing Course, June 2017: *

Durham network meetings:

Arts Council Collection Teacher Day, May 2017:

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