Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category
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.
2 Cottage Place,
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.
Studio 6 Muspole Workshops,
25-27 Muspole St,
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.
Cuckoo Farm Studios,
Art form: Photography, Visual Arts, Film / Video, New Technology, Crafts.
Summary: My work consists, of oil, Acrylics, water colour, Photography and Digital images. Landscapes, still life and a mixture activities. I also build websites if asked.
Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire.
Qualifications: I trained as a draughtsman in engineering, I original got that due to my drawing ability.
Art course at Grays College, Essex, tutor – Jenny Geary.
I am a member of the WAF (World Art Foundation).
www.redbubble.com – search ‘keithbotilier’
Art Forms: Visual artist
Summary: General art – painting, clay work, collage, papier mache, 3D work, silk and fabric painting, general craft work. Provider / facilitator of art projects for adults across a wide age range and ability.
Locations: Bury St. Edmund’s area/ West Suffolk
Experience: 2000 – date
Working as part of multi disciplined team in end of life care / rehabilitation setting providing / facilitating art sessions, activities and projects.
2004 – date
Working in the community with young and older adults with learning disabilities.
Designing / facilitating art projects
1984 – date
Free lance stone carver
Work includes stonemasonry and stone carving, lettering, memorial work, sculpture and restoration: supplying designs, technical drawings, artwork, estimates and relevant paperwork. Private and public commissions
Qualifications: Certificate in Education: University of East Anglia 2007
City & Guilds Stonemasonry: 1978 – 1979
Foundation course in Art & Design at Cambridge College of Art & Design
2 years specialising in Fine Art: 1970 – 1972
Projects: Individual and group projects.
Projects and art activities are designed to accommodate individual needs and abilities: participants are supported and guided through the process enabling them to explore their own creativity, find expression through various artistic activities and communicate feelings and engage with each other in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.
Groups Worked with: Young adults and older people with learning disabilities.
People with life threatening illness and progressive degenerative disease
who may have visual, hearing and speech difficulties, mobility problems, cognitive impairment and social and emotional issues.
Children 5-9 years with learning difficulties and behavioral issues who are sometimes hard to engage.
Tel: 01284 811949
Art forms: Visual Arts, Film / Video / Photography, New Technology, Web Design, Crafts, Literature, Heritage Interpretation
Summary: At the West Suffolk Arts Centre we provide engaging and accessible opportunities to work in a wide variety of media through workshops,courses and personal tuition suitable for all ages and abilities. We also act as Arts Award Advisers for the Trinity Guildhall Arts Award Scheme and offer GCSE and A-Level support.
Locations: Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire
Experience: Very experienced arts and museums educator.
Qualifications: I trained as an artist at the Hertfordshire College of Art and Design in the early ’80s. Since then I have run numerous Arts-based events and workshops for all ages and abilities in a wide variety of media. I am an accredited Arts Award Adviser for The Trinity Guildhall/Arts Council England Arts Award Scheme and I am currently working with groups of young people from the Education Otherwise organization teaching Visual Literacy and Contemporary Arts Practice. I am also a successful web designer and published author (most notably ‘The English Village’ and ‘The Lost Villages of England’ for New Holland Publishers).
Projects: Trinity Guildhall/Arts Council England Arts Award Scheme – Adviser. Education Otherwise ‘Art Basics’ Course at Lopham – lead educator.
Art in the Park Week at Brandon Country Park – a week-long series of artist-led workshops and exhibitions – curator and occasional workshop leader.
Art and Craft Workshop with Mildenhall CRU – a group of young adults with severe learning difficulties. ‘Cultural Diversity in Brandon’ independent project with students from Breckland Middle School. ‘Brandon on The Fringe’ Arts Festival (promoter).
Groups worked with: I have many years experience of working with home educated children (largely through the Education Otherwise organisation), people with severe learning difficulties, and people of all ages with little or no experience in the Arts. I am an accredited Arts Award Adviser at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels for the Trinity Guildhall/Arts Council England Arts Award Scheme.
Art Forms: Visual Arts, Crafts
Summary: I am a stained glass artist working mainly to commission while offering a variety of workshops for adults and children, using the medium of stained glass in a way accessible to all ages and abilities.
Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex
Experience: Very experienced
Qualifications: Initial Tutor Training, Norfolk County I have been teaching stained glass as an adult education tutor in Stradbroke since 1997 and in Diss since 1999. Although trained as anarchitect, I have been practising as a professional stained glass artist for many years. I have been involved in projects with a variety of schools and arts and crafts groups, as well as running workshops with playgroups, schools and the John Groom Court residents, in conjunction with a project in the grounds of Blickling Hall.
Projects: Scarning Primary School – led workshops to produce panels for the newassembly hall (see image) Dereham Leisure Centre – led four workshops in surrounding villages;results then displayed in time for the opening of the new Leisure Centre, and in conjunction with a competition run by Breckland Council (see image) Stalham “Dragons” summer activity scheme – led workshops for a joint project of a giant dragon which I designed and made up in clear glass, filled in with coloured glass by the children Stalham Arts and Crafts group – ongoing work to produce panels for the community John Grooms Court – led workshops with residents in conjunction with a sitooterie for Blickling Hall Snape Maltings – adults workshops Bergh Apton – adults workshops Gissing Children’s Centre – workshops for playgroups and youth club Quaker Meeting House Norwich – workshop with asylum seekers
Groups Worked with: I have extensive experience of working with pre-school, primary and secondary school children.
I have worked with adults in a variety of settings I worked with adults with physical and mental disabilities at John Grooms Court. I was also leader of a Woodcraft Folk group in Diss for 14 years.