Artizen is home to Fi Burke’s work as an independent freelance Creative Learning facilitator and trainer. Fi works with young people and adults of all ages and abilities in the community, in learning settings, organisations and at her Banks Mill studio.
As a creative practitioner, I use the vehicles of film, photography, visual art and Action Learning Sets to facilitate creative experiences. There is an emphasis on creative process. I do this by adopting more of a mentoring approach to facilitate safe environments where creative expression, problem solving, risk taking, creative thinking and team building can take place to enable independent learning and positive outcomes. - Fi Burke
I use creative activity and experiences to develop increased engagement in lifelong learning; working with young people to enable them to gain a greater understanding of how they learn, to build self-confidence and leadership skills. I aim to facilitate learning that takes place on a profound level; working with all ages and abilities including Secondary and Special Educational Needs [ more... ]
Training and Project Management
My approach to developing and delivering training is a dynamic fusion of experience gained as a Trainer and Project Manager at Boots the Chemist HQ, my roles in education and as an Action Learning Set facilitator. This combination of skills is highly effective in developing CPD, programmes and events for organisations in any sector.[ more... ]
My experiences in educational settings have enabled me to develop different approaches to evaluating creative experiences and to build opportunities, mechanisms and methodologies for learners to express their own learning journeys. I feel very passionately about young people being given the opportunity to take ownership of how they learn and being given the space to articulate their thoughts and ideas[ more... ]