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Shauna Southam is a practicing Fine Artist & qualified Art & Design Teacher, teaching Art at GEMS Education, Dubai. She holds a degree in Fine Art, and a PGCE in Art & Design Secondary School, having studied in South Africa and the UK. She has taught across all keys stages 1 -5, English National Curriculum, including A Level Art & Design (Fine Art, Textiles, Graphics) and GCSE Fine Art (Pearson Edexcel). In her own artist practice, Shauna creates mixed media artworks, specialising in drawing, painting and fine art printmaking. Her unique designs have been showcased in galleries, art exhibitions and international art fairs such as World Art Dubai.

As an artist, educator and passionate art teacher, Shauna values the importance of creativity in the lives of young people. Her aim is to provide an environment that stimulates independent, resourceful learning, imaginative experimentation and pursuing of new skills. She believes this encourages all students to realise their fullest potential, fostering a love of lifelong learning and courageous art making. Hooray for Art! 

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