Dean Melbourne, Training and Project Co-ordinator

If you have attended one of our Fast Forward or Be Effective courses over the last couple of years you may have met Dean working in his capacity as course assistant, a role most famed for his skilful magement of Helga’s hydration and caffeine level.

Believe it or not Dean’s career background is not in the hot beverage industry but in that of Visual Arts and Education. As a practising painter and print-maker Dean continues to grow and develop his practise and is passionate about the role that training like Metapod can play for an early career artist/creative business.

Dean first encountered Metapod training as a participant and he joins a band of talented individuals, like independent producer and Fierce Earth associate Gemma Thomas, who have “risen through the ranks” of Metapod training as their own talents and career has progressed.

His passion for the arts and education was developed as a lecturer at Stourbridge College. Lecturing across a broad range of levels and disciplines has lead Dean to increase his belief in a no jargon approach that demystifies apparently complex ideas. Something very much in line with Fierce Earth’s training philosophy.

More recently Dean has tested these theories as in the museums sector where he has worked to engage 5 to 105 year olds with Contemporary Art as part of a successful education team.

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