sara khan

History of Art and Architecture teacher

Based in
York, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Leeds
sara khan | History of Art and Architecture teacher

Rates: £25 an hour

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I am an art historian/ art and drama teacher/ assistant potter and generally entranced by the power of the creative arts to move and bring joy to people and to bring them into new personal dimensions.

My outlook has been largely formed by my living in Africa for most of my life and being part of a multi ethnic and multi religious society. I am intensely curious about the why s and wherefores of why things look like they do and what makes up a place' s culture.

Group Classes

art history form leonardo to emin

Course description:
The aim of this course is to provide learners with a chance to explore some of the landmarks of Art History both through discussion and through practical art work.

The course will provide students with a working knowledge of how to: -
• Analyse a work of art
• Place art in a basic timeline
• Use new approaches to making, based on an understanding of how different artists think and work.

The sessions will start with us examining some key art works, and discussing how they are made and why they look as they do. They will then use different media e.g. drawing, clay, mono print, collage, photography to make their own responses to the art.

The learners will have completed three or more studies by the end of the course. The sessions will take them through an understanding of the Renaissance with reference to the Mona Lisa , looking at the shift to a man centred art, perspective , and portraiture set against previous spiritual( Madonna) painting. Then they will look at the Baroque period, dramatic staging, Rembrandt and explore light and shade in art. They will use Impressionist art to investigate colour and the role that photography has played in the way we see the world. They will retrospectively look at the place that the art of other cultures plays in a wider understanding of the functions of art in society, and finally explore the explosion in perceptions of Art that have occurred in the Twentieth century.

No previous knowledge of art or art history is necessary. All you need are curiosity, bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

By the end of the course you should be able to...

1. Talk about art with confidence,

2. Understand the basic developments of world art over the last 500 years

It's a: 
Burnholme School , York
, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Wednesday s 7- 9 pm
£45(full course)



Aug 2008 Tutor, WEA, York
Feb 2008 Tutor, Performing Arts Centre, York City Council

Nov 2007 Tutor, York College
History of Art and Contextual Studies, B Tec (3 D Design) HNC (Fine Art)

Sept 2007.
Adult Education Teacher, North Yorkshire County Council, York Council
Designing, teaching and assessing short courses in Drama, Art, History of Art;
Workshops on African Art and Mask/sculpture; Family Learning and costume
Supply Teacher, Academic Appointments, Leeds
Cover for Art and Drama in local schools
Studio Assistant, Ben Arnup, potter, York.
Maintaining studio, Arts Council research grant, and creating own oeuvre
Tutor, York College

April - July2007Wetherby High School, Yorkshire
Teacher (maternity cover)
Teaching Drama, KS3, KS4 (AQA), A level (Edexcel)

Oct.2006-Mar. 2007 Selby High School, Yorkshire
Teaching Assistant
Supporting learning of students with SEN and EFL, Drama and Art Clubs

Sept. 2005-August 2006 Aga Khan Education Services, Mombasa, Kenya
Teacher, Aga Khan Academy, Senior School
Teaching KS3 Drama, KS3 Art and Design, IGCSE (Cambridge) Art and
Design, A Level (Edexcel) Art and Design

Designing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning materials at
all levels, including the l B Diploma and Middle Years Programmes
Organizing public exhibitions of student work

Sept.2003- August 2005
Head of Department, The Expressive Arts, Aga Khan Academy, Senior School
Proposed and established the Expressive Arts Department at the school
Developed budgets, equipped department with non-consumables and
Co-ordinated distribution of materials (consumables)
Oversaw the development of schemes of work for each grade level and
subject within the department
Supported team members and conducted end of year evaluations

Head of Department and Teacher, Art Department, The Aga Khan Kenya Secondary School
Proposed and established the Art Department at the school

Jan.1984-Oct.1986 University of Nairobi, Faculty of Architecture, Development and Design, Nairobi, Kenya
Taught Art Studio to first-year students
Evaluated and critiqued Design Studio
Lectured in History of Architecture and Design
Developed a Lecture Series on 20th Century Kenyan Architecture on receipt
of a Research Grant from the University

Sept. 1982-Dec. 1983 York College of Art and Technology, Department of Art and Design, York,
Taught Life Class to Foundation year students
Designed syllabi for and taught Art and Design History courses to
Foundation and Design Students

Sep 1982

Educational history

MA History of Art and Design

September, 1980 - September, 1981
University of EAst Anglia
Focused on 19 th and 20 th century Architecture and Design. Thesis on Wood Engravings of Lucien Pissarro, c.1890.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


If the payment is not through an organisation it should be made by cash or cheque prior to the beginning of the course. There will be a refund made if for any reason the course does not run.

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