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: 

 lucyblazheva@hotmail.com

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: 

calartworkshops@btinternet.com

New website under construction

07581031798

John Harris

John Harris

Art forms: Storyteller/Children’s author

Summary: “A Tour de Force” – Michael Morpurgo “Absolutely Brilliant!” BBC6 Music “Relaxed, conversational style” – Essex Life

Locations: Tells stories in 100 or so schools each year all over UK and Ireland – will visit anywhere that pays him (almost!)

Experience: John has been a full time professional storyteller for almost 20 years and has been paid to tell stories in one form or another for 40 years

Qualifications: Graduate of the teaching course of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Projects: John has already published four books and more are on the way – watch this space!

Groups worked with: Works exclusively with children and young people from Reception class age through to sixth form

Contact details: 

Michelle Ranson

Michelle Ranson

Art forms:  Fine Art, Painting.

Summary: Qualified Art Teacher 11-19, also qualified to work with SEN & students with learning difficulties. Would like to offer art workshops to all. Can be flexible with content. Specialise in Abstract Art, but can provide other disciplines on request.

Locations: Suffolk & North Essex

Experience:  Exhibiting Artist since 1996, Qualified Teacher since 2006, Work Part Time teaching Art (therapy) and KS3 & 4 to students with Complex needs and behavioural issues in EOTAS.

Qualifications: 

Postgraduate Diploma in Education; Merit (MA without dissertation)

PGCE Secondary in Art and Design

BA HONS Art and Design, specialising in Fine Art

NVQ LEVEL 3 Retail Management

NVQ LEVEL 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Retail

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA Foundation Studies in Art and Design

A LEVEL Art and Design

A LEVEL RE

A LEVEL English Literature

GCSE’s 9 A*-C’s including Mathematics, Science and English

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE Information Technology

Projects:

June 2012: Suffolk Open Studios

Jan 2005: Suffolk Age Concern; Mural of spring scene and Spring Craft Workshop.

Dec 2004: Sixth Form Winter Wonderland Workshop, St Peters Church Community Project.

Groups worked with: 11-19 year olds, OAP, SEN, Learning difficulties, College Students.

Contact details: 

07812068489

01787 379442

michelleranson@hotmail.co.uk

www.michelleranson.co.uk

14 Springfield Road

Sudbury

Suffolk

CO10 1PH

Simon Bridge

Simon Bridge

Art forms: Storytelling for schools, festivals and special events. Shakespeare and Drama workshops and lectures for all ages.

Summary: “A special talent” – Foundation for International Education. “Fantastic stories and drama opportunities” – primary school, Suffolk. “Inspiring” – Fantastic Family Festival. “Thanks to Simon. His energy and enthusiasm really brought the day to life” – sixth-form college, London.

Locations: Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire – any location considered

Experience: I have been a professional actor for more than 30 years. Since 1993 I have been bringing Shakespeare and drama to schools, adult education, youth theatre and community groups using practical workshops and lively interactive lectures. I work regularly as a storyteller in schools throughout the region.

Qualifications:Diploma, Drama Studio London

Enhanced DBS check

Projects: I have worked with numerous theatres throughout the UK including a long association with the education department at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. I have led education projects for numerous arts organisations nationally and internationally. I work regularly with schools, run a Saturday morning drama club – Jampot Drama, and am in demand as a story teller.

Groups worked with:  All ages, from nursery school to undergraduate level and adult groups

Contact details:

 

Jacqui Petrie

Jacqui Petrie

Art forms: Visual artist

Summary:
I make messy drawings and sloppy water colours of almost recognizable natural forms which usually have an autobiographical significance. Also, I am a very versatile and experienced art tutor of all ages. Currently I am teaching secondary school students for three days a week. I teach A Level and GCSE and moderate for EDEXCEL. I run a weekly art class for adults and over the last few years I have run various workshop days as well as some courses for the Field Studies Council at Flatford Mill.

Locations:
I am available to work anywhere in East Anglia.

Qualitfications: BA Fine Art / PGCE Art and Design / Enhanced CRB for Norfolk County Council

Projects: Together with two other founder members I have set up an Art Trail called Waveney Springs see www.waveneysprings.co.uk for further details

Groups worked with: I teach students from 8 to 80

Contact details:

petrie@blackmilllane.fsnet.co.uk
www.jacquipetrie.co.uk
Tel: 01379 674 309