Christina is a community driven artist-teacher and creative learning consultant.
Her extensive schools career history in teaching and leadership, coupled with her art and design skills, merged in 2011 when Doodle Designs was born. The intersection of Christina’s creative and pedagogical skills allow her to approach projects in a unique style. Addressing strategy and policy, raising standards, delivering skills as well as expanding the wider community’s art experience are at the heart of her work.
Doodle Designs delivers a range of public art participatory projects. From ceramics to murals, spray can art to messy play, Christina’s passion lies in connecting communities through art, craft and design. Her dedicated and accessible approach not only supports others to fulfil their creative potential, but leaves meaningful legacies for the communities she engages.
Alongside her ongoing London school partnerships, Christina's clients include IKEA, Edmonton Green Centre, Youth Enfield, Enfield Council and has an ongoing relationship with Millfield Arts Centre.
Christina continues to work as an Education Consultant, supporting several London schools through mentoring, coaching and training. When not in schools or delivering community art workshops, you can find Christina firing up her kiln in her home studio, the Doodle Den.
We have worked in partnership with Doodle Designs for many projects. From creative consultation with Hertfordshire Young Carers, to CPD in ceramics for an Enfield Pupil Referral Unit staff team, to community mural legacy projects and local events. Christina is always organised, professional, inspiring, flexible and is a great mentor. She has a wealth of arts in education and community arts experience. Tiger Monkey highly recommends our Doodle friends! - Emma Ghafur, Director, Tiger Monkey UK