Teaching / Workshops

Lucy has extensive experience teaching, mentoring and leading workshops related to her practice as a theatre designer. Her experience ranges from primary school to degree level education.   She has worked with a diverse range of groups including young refugees, young carers, disabled, homeless and those with special needs.  Lucy is passionate about inclusion and has devoted large parts of her design career to designing for inclusive youth theatres such as The Lyric Hammersmith, The Royal & Derngate, Oval House and Haringey Shed. She has extensive experience mentoring and teaching theatre design and is qualified to teach Art & Design in secondary school.

Teaching qualifications:

2015-2016: PGCE Secondary Art & Design, The Institute of Education, London.


Relevant Experience includes:

 September 2016-2017

  • Art & Design Teacher, St. Mary Magdalene Academy, London

Teaching at all key stages, including GCSE and ‘A’ level & IB.  After school enrichment class – 3D making


Higher Education

 Sept 2009-Feb 2015

  • Visiting Design Tutor, The Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts, London

Taught the Theatre Design module of the Acting and Directing course at diploma and BA(hons) level.


Widening Participation & Outreach

 Sept 2015

  • Visiting Tutor, The Lyric Theatre, London

Led an introduction to costume design for young people interested in a future career in theatre design.

Aug 2015

  • Lead Artist, The Barbican Theatre Guildhall Creative Learning Project

     Led an all day outside mask making workshop for Priory Court Picnic Event. 

Jan 2013

  • Visiting Tutor, The Lyric Theatre, London.

Led a set design and construction workshop for seven BTEC students from Fulham Enterprise School, including theory and practical skills, culminating in scale model making.

Jan 2013- Aug 2013

Widening Participation Tutor, University of the Arts, Central St Martins

  • As part of the university’s widening participation programme, taught a team of 14-19 year old students to design and create set and costume for a production of Orpheus & Eurdice.  The participants attended a three week course culminating in an expansive site specific production across the Granary Building.

July 2007- Ongoing

Designer, workshop leader & design mentor, Oval House Theatre

  • Mentored several groups of inner city teenagers working towards their Arts Awards. Designed numerous shows for the theatre’s various youth and community drama groups, including the ‘New London’ group catering mainly for young refugees.

 July 2015-2008

Designer Haringey Shed Inclusive Youth Theatre

  • Designed numerous productions for Haringey Shed and attended training in inclusive practice.

 2013-ongoing: Workshop Leader for the Charity Create:

Through Create have worked with young people in a variety of settings including: young carers, young people in hospices, hospitals and respite centers and children in care.

2017: Inspired Arts Newham

  • Costume design and creating with Newham young careers.

2014: Inspired Arts Uxbridge

  • Costume jewelry workshop with Hillingdon Young Carers Uxbridge Young Carers aged13-25

April 2014: Inspired Arts Kingston:

  • Costume jewelry workshop Young Kingston Young Carers age 13-25

 Dec 2013: Arts Adventure: Hospices, Hospitals and Respite centers

  • Puppetry making workshops with children with a diverse range of illnesses and disabilities.

 May 2012 Arts Space, Hackney:

  • Dream Catcher Installation, Broadgate Estate.  5-18 year old young careers

 Dec 2013 Inspired Arts, Relate South Essex:

  • Costume design workshop leader.  Group of 15, 13-25 year old, young careers