Claire Harbottle

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Teaching and group facilitation

Claire has extensive experience teaching photography at all levels from primary and secondary schools through further and higher education. Claire has also specialised in facilitating groups with a wide variety of special and additional needs in both mainstream education and non-traditional settings. Current CRB certified and first aid trained.

Please get in touch to discuss your group’s requirements and check availability.



Active Learning SEN artist teacher Education Leeds/Artforms teaching mathematics through art in mainstream secondary education with KS3 learners with transitional difficulties and a variety of additional needs. March – June 2011.


Photographic Teaching Assistant at University of Leeds School of Fine Art History of Art and Cultural Studies. Responsible for photographic tuition of students at all levels, documenting artwork and exhibitions and teaching in traditional and digital facilities including multi user black and white darkroom, digital media suite and fully equipped photographic studio. Role included frequent design and delivery of national curriculum based photography classes for secondary school students under the University’s Widening Participation programme. Nov 1997 – July 2010



Photographic tutor for Heritage Lottery funded project ‘Leeds in the Picture’ young adults examining Harehills and Burmantofts through photography and interviews of local residents exhibited at The Royal Armouries Leeds, February 2005, with ‘LS8: People Building Stories’ publication.


Associate Lecturer Leeds College of Art and Design OCN Photography classes Sept 2004-Jan 2005


Photographic tutor for Leeds City Council’s Arts & Regeneration Dept. Workshops in photography and digital imaging for 9-13 year olds ‘Breeze Too’ project, August 2003. ‘Breeze Too Stars’ Saturday Arts Club at Leeds Art Gallery for 5-13 year olds January – March 2004.


Support Advisor for several Leeds Safer Communities Millennium Awards Projects advising on photographic, display and exhibition issues Dec 01- March 03




Visiting Artist Harehills Primary School Oct-Dec 2003


Associate Lecturer School of Continuing Education, University of Leeds. Widening Participation Link Projects teaching photography and digital imaging to adult learners with special educational needs Dec 01-Jan 2002 and July – Aug 2002


Photographic tutor for Archway/The Project funded group of 16-25 year olds with homelessness issues exhibiting at Archway Resource Centre August 2001


Visual Arts Coordinator (voluntary) for the Spice of Leeds Arts Festival 2001 responsible for liaising with venues, selection of artwork for inclusion, promotion of the event within the wider festival, writing press release and preparing publicity images, designing and preparation of print, organizing installation of artwork, undertaking risk assessments and completing evaluation document for CHART.


Photographic tutor for Photo 98 funded group with disabilities based at Armley Resource Centre, Leeds. Exhibited in West Yorkshire Playhouse July 1998.


Artist in Residence for Photo 98 / Concern for Mental Health funded group with severe mental health problems based at 139 Centre, Huddersfield. Exhibited in Huddersfield Art Gallery August 1998. Also photographic tutor for CMH funded groups exhibiting in house September 1999 and December 2001.


Photography Tutor for CB&R funded girls’ group based at YWCA Upstone Centre Middleton Leeds exploring body image through photography with pre-adolescent girls 1997


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