The Arts Association Theatre School

In 1974 another opportunity came my way. I was told the Arts Association Theatre School in Wimbledon needed an Art Teacher. Although not qualified I got the position. The children at this school were all very out going and vivacious and I began to take photos of them in art class. I sold my kiln and other pottery equipment and bought an Olympus OM! Camera.

The children were delighted to pose for me. So, with the help of my husband, the garage (previously full of pottery things) was painted white. I bought backdrop paper and studio lighting. Before long, parents were booking sessions for their children and I did my own developing and printing. I also attended all the exam shows and the theatre presentations – photographing the dancers.


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