North West, United Kingdom

Caroline Slifkin

Age Group

A Level




I am a self-employed artist trained in embroidered textiles graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1990. I then spent a year on the, ‘Artist in schools scheme’, run by the Drumcroon Education Arts Centre working in Wigan primary schools. I have a PGCE from Huddersfield University, 1996. I was an active member of the Artists in Schools team, Bury, Bolton, Rochdale, joined in 1999 and an artist in residence for the early years Education team, Blackpool. I continue to combine developing my personal work with my teaching/community artwork. I have experience of working with pupils of all ages and with a wide range of abilities. I became a Holocaust educator specialising in teaching about the Holocaust through Art in 2006. I am a Fellow of the Imperial War Museum London in Holocaust Education and ran a project in Holocaust Arts Schools Education, ‘Art in the Shadow of Death,’ which was funded by the Arts Council England. I am also a Fellow of Royal Holloway University of London in Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation and a Yad Vashem graduate, where I received a grant to further develop work in Holocaust Arts Education. I am a project partner with AJR(The Association of Jewish Refugees) recently receiving a grant from AJR, The Pears Foundation and The Linking Network to develop and deliver a Holocaust arts project in Bolton Schools. I have been awarded a second National Lottery Heritage Lottery grant to further develop and deliver a Greater Manchester schools Holocaust arts project Holocaust Memorial Day 2024. I have developed and delivered Genocide art projects in schools, inspired by being invited on these two educational visits. SURF Support Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda-‘Lessons from Rwanda’ educational visit and volunteering art and craft sessions April 2019 Remembering Srebrenica-'Lessons from Srebrenica' educational visits programme 2018

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Experience in Schools

I believe that every person possesses natural abilities that need to be encouraged and enthused, to enable people to explore the creative processes and products. I am able: 1. To introduce pupils to new skills and extend existing skills. 2. To enable them to fully understand and therefore appreciate the creative process and product. 3. To enable them to understand, appreciate and articulate about their own work and that of their peers and others. 4. Through the use of visual images, pupils are able to develop a visual literacy to add to their skills of critical thinking in order to understand, recognise and evaluate arts as a means of expression. The workshops I offer: Textiles: Hand Embroidery Techniques Felt Applique Silk Painting Fabric Painting Batik Simple Textile Printing Techniques In a session pupils would have time for individual creative exploration of a technique. With more time group creative responses could be explored, or pupils could experience a combination of techniques. Self Portraits using Collage Experimenting with collage Making small handmade folded art books Holocaust Art Genocide Art

Areas I Cover

North West

Max Group Size

30 students


  • 1987 -90 Manchester Metropolitan University, B.A (Hons) Embroidered Textiles 2:1
  • 1994 -96 University of Huddersfield, Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • 2006/07 Imperial War Museum London, Fellowship in Holocaust Education.
  • Grant from the Arts Council England to take my Fellowship Project, ‘Art in the Shadow of Death’ teaching about the Holocaust through Holocaust Art into schools, special schools and colleges.
  • 2014 Royal Holloway University of London Fellowship Holocaust Education & Jewish Civilisation
  • Exhibitions

  • Examples of art exhibitions:
  • Textile Showcase, Manchester City Art Gallery and Platt Hall
  • Traces of Five Millenia, Liverpool Biennal of Contemporary Art
  • Fabrications, touring exhibition of large textiles, Artreach taking art to the people.
  • New Waves Changing Depths, Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • Discernable Traces, Ben Uri Art Gallery, London
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