a bit about us...
Claire graduated from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication with a first class honours degree in Fashion Design with Textiles. Since graduating she has worked combining art, design and teaching across many diverse aspects of industry; textiles, costume, pattern cutting, design, illustration, fine art and manufacture. Claire obtained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Goldsmiths University in London and has taught art, textiles, fashion and design across universities and schools in the United Kingdom. Currently she works freelance as an illustrator and graphic designer and is responsible for delivering most of the workshops at Work Room Four.
Gareth began teaching in Vietnam in 2002 and brings a wealth of experience of university level learning requirements, project management skills and an academic interest in teaching and learning techniques. He has taught a variety of Academic English subjects focusing on reading, writing, presentation and study skills and has lectured undergraduate students in Business Computing and Information Management. Gareth has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education for Sustainability from London South Bank University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning from RMIT Vietnam and is currently researching a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning and Global Change at Linkoping University in Sweden.
After receiving a BA Hons in Fine Art in the UK, Dorian worked in London's design industry as a recruiter of Artworkers, Designers and Creative Directors until receiving his Post-Graduate Certificate of Education in 2006 from Goldsmiths University London. Since then he has taught Design & Technology in secondary schools across London and spent a memorable stint working in special educational needs schools. He is currently teaching Design at the United Nations International School of Hanoi, designing and making products for his 'g' range brand and developing the Work Room Four project.
Colin Campbell has been working in and with schools for over fifteen years, starting off in his native Scotland and then in Vietnam and Japan. In that period he has been a teacher of English literature and humanities, a curriculum coordinator, a teacher-trainer and an educational consultant. He has a particular interest and expertise in designing learning projects that involve students engaging with real world problems through hands-on activities. Colin has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education from the University of Strathclyde and an MA in Scottish Literature and Language from the University of Glasgow. He is a trained International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme teacher and workshop leader and has presented at educational conferences in Japan on topics such as implementing educational change, curriculum design, assessment and digital education.