Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson

Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson

Art forms: Artist, Murals, Illustration, Drawn Together Art Workshops, Small business team building, corporate functions.

Summary: Drawn Together Art Services. Professional artist offering Art workshops and tuition for all ages and abilities, including corporate functions and creative team-building for small companies.

Illustration, murals and large scale artworks, portraits and Fine Art

Locations: Norfolk

Experience: Over 20 years as a professional artist. I have taught adults and students at all key stages.

Qualifications: 1st class Degree in Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts

Groups worked with: Schools, Youth Groups, Individuals, Persons with special needs, Businesses, Clubs, Care homes.

Contact details: 

[email protected]

www.kirstyoleary.com    

www.drawn-together.uk

Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson

Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson

Lucy Blazheva

Lucy Blazheva

Art forms: Contemporary and Creative Dance. Improvisation and Choreography with cross arts, media and literacy.

Summary: My arts practice celebrates individuality, expressivity and being in the moment. I ensure that all projects support artistic, social, health and well being needs of the people with whom I work. Therefore, I work collaboratively, reflecting and evaluating practice and engagement. Individual progression and learning are at the fore of my practice, with artistic process and aesthetic outcomes nurtured, sustaining high quality community arts engagement.

I can deliver one off workshops in schools, supporting cross arts and cross-curricular learning. Engage youths who are unsure of their placement in their immediate community and wider society. Nurture and inspire youth dance and performance company groups. Tailor projects for people with mental health illness. Along with a vast dedication to the relevance and quality of the arts in the health and well being sector. Particularly for children with life limiting illness, adults with dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

For me, dance is a form of expression and communication. It is a powerful and liberating tool, which can bring people and communities together. With this belief, dance is used to enrich artistic engagement with all people, from all community groups, abilities and health care needs. Everybody is able to express and feel, and my enjoyment is to facilitate this movement journey. Be it as choreographer, director, mentor, tutor and dancer.

Locations: Essex, Suffolk, London

Experience: I have worked as a community dance artist for 10 years, with university lecturing interspersed throughout the years. Lecturing at E15 Acting School, Loughton, teaching Choreological Studies and introductory movement. Lecturer in Community Dance Practice and Contemporary Release Technique at UCS. Adult Contemporary Technique tutor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance. Community Dance Artist at DanceEast and Technique Tutor for the DanceEast’s Centre for Advanced Training.

Independent project writer and movement facilitator for Open Arts Mental Health Charity (SEPT) and Lead Artist for Dance Digital Future Network programme and health and well being schools programme.

Educator for CPD events in cross-curricular learning in Primary education. Along with professional ways in to dance (for professionals) entering into the health and well being sector, focusing on child oncology.

I worked as key dance facilitator at Colchester Hospital and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.

Mentor for choreographic projects and installations for local artists and project writer for independent arts collaborations.

I work as lead artist for The Dance Network Association and Active Essex programme, working on mass-choreography projects.

Finally, I am an inaugural member of The Knowing Body Network, driving research and development within the health and well being sector, supporting practice and educational excellence. 

Qualifications: BA (HONS) Dance Theatre and Post Graduate in Community Dance, Obtained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Projects: 

Suffolk Artlinks: Been there, Done that, Still Moving

DanceEast’s: Big Dance, U.Dance 2010-2014.

Bury’s Got Rhythm Community: Intergenerational Performance event at The Apex and Jerwood DanceHouse

Finding Home, Intergeneration Performance event at The Apex and Jerwood DanceHouse

Dance and Photography project for Open Arts Mental Health Charity.

Dance in Colchester Hospital

Dance Facilitator and mentor to schools, identified through Suffolk County Council. Accelerating literacy through dance.

Dance In Residential Care Homes (throughout Suffolk and to peoples with varying stages of dementia), funded by Suffolk Council

Princes Trust Foundation: Pilot Dance Project in Hospices.

Princes Trust Foundation: Cultural engagement with schools situated in wards of deprivation.

ACE Library Projects, intergenerational dance projects and youth company programs.

Groups worked with: Parent and Toddlers. Primary through to Higher Education in mainstream, SEN and PRU. People with learning disabilities, older people in community settings and residential care home (with varying stages of dementia). People with mental health issues. Children’s hospital wards and hospices. Student dancers on CAT programmes, FE and HE. Intergenerational classes. Rehabilitation in clinical settings.

Contact details: 

 [email protected]

www.lucyblazhevadance.com

Lucy Blazheva

Lucy Blazheva

 

Caroline Lain

Caroline Lain

Art forms: Visual Artist, Workshop Leader and Teacher

Summary: I am an artist, freelance artist educator and also a Foundation Learning Tutor for SEN learners.

I am particularly passionate about Arts and Health and its positive effect on physical and emotional wellbeing.

I use drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, design, ceramics/clay work and making/craft activities within my workshops.

My engagement and fascination with the physical features of the natural world referencing North Norfolk, Scotland, Antarctic ice shelves, Mountains, Bird migration, Geomorphology and Coastlines are important themes within my artistic practice.  I work within a cross disciplinary Fine Art practice exploring large scale photography, sculpture, systematic drawings, and paintings through to ceramics.  I hope that my work aspires to being poetic, sensitive, humble, and strong and that it embraces skill and craftsmanship.  I almost always develop a series of images/objects which is significant in all aspects of my practice from making to display.  I have exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and Kettles Yard, Cambridge.

Locations: Norfolk and North Suffolk

Experience: I am a qualified teacher of Art and Design.  I have 16 years of experience working throughout the education spectrum; from secondary, further education, adults with learning disabilities, museum and gallery education, charities, community outreach programmes and exhibition projects. I have also worked as artist in residence at Headington School for Girls in Oxford.

I have taught from key stage 3, GCSE and A ‘level Art and Design and GNVQ’s within Independent schools and Further and Higher Education.

For the past 10 years I have taught adults with learning difficulties, designing and delivering a variety of courses in Art, Digital Photography, Horticulture and Independent living. My learner groups include those with learning difficulties, physical disabilities including hearing and visual impairments and those with mental health problems. I aim to promote a supportive and welcoming working environment, encouraging confidence, self-expression, ideas and individuality.

I have led workshops for the North Norfolk Exhibition Project, Cley Contemporary Art Exhibition for the past three years running sessions for both older people and those working in caring professions and those with special care needs and their clients.

As an Artist Educator for the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts I delivered a project for gifted KS4 students.

Qualifications: 

PGCE in Post Compulsory Education (Fine Art Specialism)

MA Design –  Distinction

BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting (London)

BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Prize

A Level Art – Grade A / Distinction and National Art Prize

Other qualifications: City and Guilds Practical Certificate in Gardening – Garden Design

Projects: I am able to design and facilitate projects and workshops in creative partnerships with individuals, groups and organisations on a wide variety of themes and media. I am able to link learning to the national curriculum. I am a Fine Artist by training but experience has also allowed me to teach a range of subjects from fine art to making / crafts.  Projects can be from two hours through one / two day workshops and short courses.

Workshops include:

Amazing Mosaics – for people working in caring professions and those with special care needs and their clients.

Colour On Canvas – Acrylic Painting Workshops for beginners.

Get Crafty with Decoupage – for people working in caring professions and those with special care needs and their clients.

Micro, Macro and Miniature – for gifted students KS4 project designed around object based learning to compliment museum collections.

Artist in Residence Projects include Life drawing at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, portfolio preparation and talks for art college applications.

Groups worked with: Young people 14 years + GCSE and A ‘level Students, adults with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental difficulties, older people, museums and galleries, charities, community groups and projects, adult education learners and individuals.

Contact details: 

[email protected]

New website under construction

07581031798

Suffolk PAD (paint & draw)

Suffolk PAD (paint & draw)

Art forms: Artist, Art Tutor & Art Lecturer

Summary: Suffolk PAD (paint & draw) Opening Sept 1st 2013.

Is a completely new concept in Art Groups – offering the benefits of an Art School with the convenience and price structure of an Art Group.

Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Members will be able to attend as often as they wish and stay all day if they want to. Tuition will be on hand, exercises and projects can be set for you or you can simply ‘do your own thing’.

Suitable for beginners and more experienced painters, the grounds here will be available for subject matter and resources will be ‘in house’. Members will also have opportunities to practice techniques, study and learn theory.

Annual membership fees will be £50 pp with attendance fee of £20 for each day you attend, we will hold membership only exhibitions with a web page dedicated to showing members work. Artists materials and a picture framing service are also available at discount prices for members.

Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £30 per day.

Locations: J Parker Studios, Kersey Mill, Kersey, Suffolk, IP7 6DP

Experience: John Parker is a professional Artist, Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor with over 30 years experience.

Qualifications: BA(Hons) in Fine Art

DTLLS

Projects: John has been instrumental in setting up Art for Hire at NUA.

Exhibited extensively n the UK and abroad.

Groups worked with: John lectures frequently with WEA

Gives demonstrations and talks for Art Groups.

Has worked with young offenders and prison inmates.

Worked with groups with learning difficulties.

Contact details: 

Tel: 07442491734

www.jparkerstudios.co.uk

[email protected]

Wenham Road,

Gt. Wenham,

Suffolk, CO7 6PS

Opening times have been revised – open 10 – 4 Tue – Fri

Booking advised 07442 491734

Suffolk PAD

Suffolk PAD

 

 

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Art forms:  Visual artist, community artist, public artist, designer, illustration

Summary: About Emily Campbell’s practice:

Through the use of photography my practice seeks to create a world that on the one hand is real and on the other – imaginary.  Using digital imaging, I effectively ‘paint with photographs’.  Each image is made up of many smaller photographs enabling me to create surreal and magical scenarios.

The work I create for Public Commissions seeks to create an uplifting yet calming environment.  Often working with a creative writer in the community, I visualise the poetic texts created about the local area.  Large surreal vistas are installed as light boxes or printed onto Perspex, allowing the visitor views of their locality possibly only before seen in their dreams.

Locations: National

Experience:  I have many years experience working in the Public Realm. All my work starts with workshops in the community, which inspire the final artworks. Recent projects include, a series of light boxes for Fulbourn Hospital, Wolverhampton Kings High School and Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital. Please email me for a full CV.

Qualifications:

1991 – 1992     MA Alternative Media – Chelsea School of Art, London.

1988 – 1991     B.A Hons (1st Class), Fine Art – Camberwell School of Art, London.

1987 – 1988     Art Foundation – Norwich School of Art.

Projects: Some Recent Public Art Commissions

2012

  • Cambridge and Peterborough Mental Health NHS – Created a series of Light boxes for refurbished Dementia Ward.
  • Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital – Working with staff and patients to created 2 large light boxes for the entrance to the Hospital

2011

  • University of North Staffordshire Lead artist for new build Children’s Ward’s.
  • BSF project Dandelion Public Art Commission for Kings School Wolverhampton.
  • Blackburn New NHS Build – Major glazing commission for front of new Health Centre.

Groups worked with: Older People, People with Mental Health Issues, Children, Young adults, Teenagers, Probation, Learning difficulties

Contact details: 

[email protected]

www.emilycampbell.co.uk

07783796416

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Monika Cilmi

Monika Cilmi

Art forms: Fine art and design

Summary: I am specialised in Japanese art and craft and I work on commission to create gifts such as boxes, decorations and paper jewellery. I also work and do research on drawing and painting with a specific interest in Zen brushwork and works on paper. I can teach privately in my studio or give workshops anywhere else at all levels. I can teach general art, basic drawing, pastels, ink, acrylic, gouache painting and origami craft (animals, flowers, boxes, dolls, jewellery).

Locations:  East Anglia (preferably Suffolk).

Experience:  I have been working as a professional artist and tutor for about 15 years.

Qualifications:  BA (visual arts), PG (Asian art), MA by research (fine arts).

Projects:  Art projects and workshops in schools, universities, events (drawing, Japanese brushwork and paper crafts such as origami).

Groups worked with: People with learning disabilities, older people, adults, young people and children.

Contact details:

[email protected]

http://www.monikacilmi.com

07882623533

01473226262

2 Cottage Place,

Gymnasium street,

Ipswich,

IP1 3NX

Monika Cilmi

Monika Cilmi

Monika Cilmi

 

June Croll

June Croll

Art forms: Textiles, Craft

Summary: I am a weaver/textile artist. My studio practice is combined with teaching. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, my work ranges from fine silk scarves to 3D woven art. Materials used are mainly natural fibres, especially silk; yarns are coloured and painted making each item unique. I also enjoy experimenting with more unusual materials such as copper wire and ‘found materials’.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex

Experience: I have had a varied teaching career, and am an experienced weaver.

As Artist Educator for the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts I design and facilitate workshops for schools, families and outreach groups.

I have led workshops for the Salthouse/Cley Contemporary Art Project since 2008 running sessions for schools, families, carers and clients and special needs groups.

At Dragon Hall in Norwich I run the weaving Summer Schools and teach textile courses.

I provide talks and demonstrations for guilds and groups.

At the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind I work as a volunteer running The Living Art Group for older people. I have many years experience working with children and young people with visual impairment.

My teaching career encompasses early years to further education.

Qualifications: Qualified teacher. BA Lit, PGCE, RSA Cert TEFL, B,phil (Special Education visual impairment), Creative Textiles level 3, distinction in Access in Art and Design.

Committee member Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society.  

Projects: Projects can be from one hour tasters to full courses. Examples of topics include simple weaving with the emphasis on creativity and exploration using found natural and recycled materials.

Community tapestries are a more sustained project with themes relevant to a given group.

Dyeing sessions explore the use of colour.

Feltmaking workshops can result in individual designs to take home at the end of the session, or in communal panels for display.

Some examples of previous projects include workshop leader for community basketry project with NNAB/Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts; a series of curriculum related feltmaking days for Northgate High School; and recently ‘Birds and Other Creatures’ family day for Cley 12 Art Festival weaving into willow shapes with a range of exciting and colourful materials.

Groups worked with: Sessions can be adapted for all ages and abilities.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.muspoleworkshops.co.uk

www.norfolkcraft.co.uk

07855145690

Studio 6 Muspole Workshops,

25-27 Muspole St,

Norwich

NR3 1DJ

 

Lisa Temple-Cox

Lisa Temple-Cox

Art forms: Visual artist, community engagement and public arts

Summary: Public and community engagement forms a large part of my practice, and I enable a range of art activities that includes painting (from individual work to large scale murals), assemblage using found objects, collage, and photo-transfer. My public arts commissions are usually informed by a community engagement process, and as well as public and private commissions, I undertake school residencies tailored to meet the needs of the curriculum and/or project theme in hand. I have worked with children and adults of all ages and abilities, and in institutions as diverse as schools, colleges, residential homes, museums and prisons. Projects range from one day drop-in workshops at fetes and fairs, Creative Partnerships school projects, artist residencies, and major public arts commissions. I have a clean driving licence, enhanced disclosure CRB, and public liability cover.

Locations: Will travel anywhere

Experience: Self-employed in the field of public and community arts since 1990

Qualifications: MA (distinction) Arts in a Social Context / Certificate in Education: Lifelong Learning Sector

Projects: Creative Conveniences,Colchester: Healthcare Histories, Peterborough City Hospital: Rowhedge Heritage mural: Monkwick Bunker project, Colchester: Journey to the Podium, Essex county Council 2010: Wickford Library Timeline: Farleigh Hospice Project, Chelmsford and Maldon: Riverside Living project, Halstead.

Groups worked with:  Children of all ages, adults, people with learning and/or physical disabilities, older people, primary school from reception upwards, secondary school, higher education, museum visitors.

Contact details:

Studio 9,

Cuckoo Farm Studios,

Boxted Road,

Colchester,

CO4 5HH

07980 357418

[email protected]

www.flickr.com/photos/deepgreenart/collections/

 

 

Joanna Scott

Joanna Scott

Art forms: Visual Artist

Summary: With a background in commercial illustation and mural painting, Joanna extended her work seven years ago to participatory arts. Working on projects ranging from recycled art and lanterns to book cover illustration, site specific installation and heritage work.

Locations: Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, North London, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, North Hamptonshire, Leicestershire, Sussex, South West England.

Experience: Highly skilled practitioner with seven years experience of running meaningful workshops and celebratory events with many varied groups.

Qualifications: A level art, Btec in Spatial design, Artists in Education short course successfully completed with Hertfordshire University covering evaluation and report writing. Working towards a Diploma in counselling as an addition to community arts practice

Projects:

Appledore Visual Arts Festival lantern making

Echo site specific intervention with SPID Theatre Company in London

2012 recycled lantern project with London Borough of Brent

Participatory installation with the Woodland Trust

Set and scenic with special needs adults Hemel Hempstead Old Town Hall

Curriculum based workshops with The Hat Factory Luton

Workshops in comic book drawing, mask making, personal maps, suncatchers,card making, puppets, watercolour and acrylic painting

Willow weaving with the former Arts Education Team at Hemel Old Town Hall

Groups worked with: Groups ranging from schools, to the homeless, children in care, elders, ethnic minorities, adults and young people with learning disabilities, people recovering from stroke and illness, recovering addicts and young mums.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.joanna-scott.co.uk

07957 932476

St Albans, Hertfordshire.


Laura Watson

Laura Watson

Art forms: Scriptwriter/Dramatist

Summary: Freelance Scriptwriter who runs playwriting projects for children, teenagers and adults.

Locations: Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire

Experience: I am a freelance scriptwriter. I have written several episodes of EastEnders, an episode of Casualty, an Afternoon Play for Radio 4 (Nightcap) and a play for my local youth theatre in Newmarket, Suffolk (Angel In The Park).

Before going freelance I worked for BBC Radio Drama, Laura Cecil Literary Agency and as a Script Editor and Story Editor for EastEnders.

I also have extensive experience in running creative writing classes and projects for children, teenagers and adults.

Qualifications: Post-grad Certificate- Scriptwriting & Literary Editing, Sheffield Hallam

BA (Hons) Writing, Middlesex University:Classification 2.1.

A Levels, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, 2 A’s and a C

10 GCSE’S, Soham Village College, Ely, Cambs, 5 Grade A’s and 5 Grade B’s

Projects:

Writer in Residence @ St. Felix Middle School, Suffolk, Sept 2009- July 2010: I work with a different group of students each term on a creative project. Past projects include the plays ‘Danger In The Darkness’, about a school trip that goes wrong and ‘The Burning Truth’ about two runaway children.

Scriptwriting for Adults, Jan 2009-ongoing: I run a ten week evening class on the basic craft of scriptwriting.

Creative Writing Workshops, LACESS, Jan- May 2010: Looked After Children’s Educational Support Services are funding me to run workshops in various schools attended by Looked After Children. I also ran a Create A Play Day in February half-term for fifteen children (aged 11-14) who are all in Foster Care.

School Workshops, The Children’s Discovery Centre, May 2009- Ongoing: I am a listed writer for The Children’s Discovery Centre who arrange for me to go into schools and run creative writing workshops.

Radio Project, Open Doors Course, Suffolk Artlink, Nov 2009: I worked with adults with learning difficulties to develop a short radio play. The play was on the theme of ‘Love’ and was recorded by Ipswich Community Radio.

Create A Play- Newmarket College, Suffolk, July 2009: Along with my brother who is a Primary School Teacher, I ran a three day summer holiday workshop for 8-12 year olds. The theme was Magic and Fantasy. We worked with the children to develop their own short plays, which they then performed to their parents at the end of the last day.

Writers Residency for Action For Children, Feb-May 2009: I worked with twelve Young Carers (aged 7-11) over a three month period of weekly meetings. We created a modern-day fairytale ‘A Science Project Goes Wrong’ which was then performed by the children to their families and key workers.

Scriptwriting/Drama Project @ Red Balloon, Sept- Nov 2008: I ran a series of workshops at Red Balloon Learner Centre in Cambridge (for students that have left mainstream education due to bullying), working towards a one-act play that the students performed at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

Groups worked with: Children, Teenagers and Adults. More specific groups include Young Carers, adults with learning difficulties, children and teenagers in foster care and teenagers who have left mainstream education due to being bullied.

Contact details:

[email protected]

07974409228

Laura Watson – Making the Change