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: 

kolearyleeson@btinternet.com

www.kirstyoleary.com    

www.drawn-together.uk

Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson

Kirsty O’Leary-Leeson

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

Louise Maclaren

Louise Maclaren

Art forms: Visual Artist, Mixed Media and Printing, Photography and Digital. Art Tutor, Art workshops.

Summary: Mixed Media Art Workshops, Print Workshops, any Art/Craft based workshop, site specific , themed or otherwise, tailored to suit the needs of the specific group.

Consultations are offered before the Event if required.

Practicing Visual artist who offers portraits and illustration by commission, I also hold an Open Studio most years in May and display my work based on Printing, Watercolour/pen& ink work and prints made using reused polystyrene as a block printing Method on recycled paper.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and London

Experience: I have had 12 years experience in the Field of delivering Art Workshops to different groups of people (often Socially excluded).

I am also a practicing Artist and believe in a Holistic approach:  empowering students to express themselves creatively.

I was an Antique Restorer specializing in carving and gilding for 10 years before but also did portrait commissions and design work until I felt that I wanted to use my work to help people somehow.

Qualifications: 7 GCSE’s including a grade ‘A’ in Art.  Three ‘A’ Levels: French, History of Art and grade ‘A’ in Art.

I passed my pre-Degree in Art and design at Worthing Art College in 1984 and was accepted at Trent Polytechnic to do a degree in Theatre Design but took up a placement as an apprentice restorer instead.

I went to West Dean College, in Sussex on picture frame restoration course in 1984. Then in 1992 I returned to West Dean College to do a course on 18th Century wood carving.

In July 2005 I obtained an ‘O C N’ of three credits in level 2 in Business Skills with ‘Weetu’ organization. In October 2005 I was accepted a place on ‘Fusions’ a unique training course at the time, in developing arts practice in health or social care settings and participatory related art’s work until February 2006. This was delivered by creative Arts East & Theatre resource at the UEA.

In 2009 I obtained a pass in a level 2 award for health and safety at work.

Groups worked with: Isolated and vulnerable groups of people, learning and physical disabilities, older people, people with mental health issues, children who are young carers, younger children and young people of different nationalities.

Projects: 1991 – 2009 I delivered Art workshops on a freelance basis with learning disabilities at Break Charity in their outreach groups.

In 2007 amongst other portraits I was commission a portrait by the Coke family of Holkham Hall, Norfolk.

I have work put on Norfolk’s Heritage Explorer website (sheep @ Godwick; http://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/ – click on explore more, then art & archaeology, find the letter T and click, it will list my name & Godwick, click it and the work comes up )

NHER was a project created to publish Norfolk’s Historic Environment record on the internet. Art was used to show some of the important Archaeological sites.

I also became a regular Art tutor at a drop in centre at ‘First focus’, Fakenham, Norfolk and was there until 2009, we explored all aspects of art. Later I was to Run an Art workshop through ‘Salthouse Exhibition’07’ (North Norfolk Exhibition project) I themed it around ‘identity’ designed for students in care situations who often felt a loss of the personal in their situations. My aim was to explore this creatively starting with our hands, signatures & monograms.

In October 2008 I and a colleague Nikki Mcdonagh were chosen to run workshops entitled ‘representing others’. This was an art and drama based workshop for secondary school pupils encouraging them to break down barriers in our society and be more accepting of differences in people culturally and otherwise; organized by South Norfolk District council.

In the Spring of 2009 I exhibited at The Troika 7 small art Exhibition , Dragon Hall, Norwich, and have been exhibiting at various venues in Norfolk since then,

In the summer of 2009, I worked with children who were carers from Kings Lynn’s Willows Family support Centre for a project run by Action for children’s Art Matters, producing a mixed Media Mural based on the Maharajas’ procession, the work was exhibited at the V&A in London alongside The Maharaja: The splendour of India’s courts Exhibition that Autumn. It was a real joy to see their faces when they saw their work on display in such a wonderful venue.

I  took part in the Norfolk and Norwich Festivals’ Open Studio 10 and exhibited at the Forum and Wells-next-the-sea.

I shall be opening my studio for NNF most years (see my website for details).

In 2010 I did two art workshops for clients and carers for NNEP; ‘Salthouse 10’ based on a printing method reusing polystyrene as a block print, an accessible method for different types of students whilst trying to put the question about why; despite it’s pet mark 6 logo for recycling this material is not more widely recycled?

I have more recently been helping run art workshops in Melton Constable for YESU a Sherringham based charity whom provide support for vulnerable groups of people.Groups worked with: Isolated and vulnerable groups of people, learning and physical disabilities, older people, people with mental health issues, children who are young carers, younger children and young people of different nationalities.

 

Contact details:

www.louisemaclaren.com

paperinkprint@gmail.com

‘Boxing hares in red Gold and Green

‘Some things are meant to be’

‘No stone unturned’

Nicola Marray-Woods

Nicola Marray-Woods

Art forms: Visual Artist

Summary: I specialise in community and school art projects including murals, ceramics, drawing, mixed media, environmental works and school ground design. I work with all ages and levels of experience from nursery, primary and secondary aged children through to family groups and adults of all ages and abilities. I aim to facilitate the work of others so that the process is satisfying and meaningful whilst ensuring that their creativity is retained in the final high quality work. I enjoy the challenge of working with new materials and groups. I also provide training in school ground development through my role as an accredited trainer for the school grounds charity Learning Through Landscapes (LTL).

Locations: Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, South Lincolnshire

Experience: Since 2000 I have been working in the East of England on a wide range of workshops, projects and artist in residence programmes. Clients have included over 40 schools and children’s centres, district and county councils and local and national charities. As an accredited trainer for LTL I have delivered training and facilitation on national school ground development programmes. I have project managed and led a range of large projects including an award winning school garden in King’s Lynn and since 2009 a Heritage Lottery Funded community project for the Woodland Trust.

Qualifications: June 2004 Learning Through Landscapes  Accredited trainer

June 1995 University of Surrey BA (Hons) Art in a Community Context with Educational Studies – First class honours.

Projects:

Woodland Trust (Jan 09 – Dec 2010) Reffley Wood Projects: a Heritage Lottery Funded project running art & maintenance events in Reffley Wood and WREN funded informal play sessions in wood with 5 primary schools

Cambridgeshire Library Service (Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network)(2005 – 2008)  Working with four primary schools, a special school, a youth group and  6 local community groups using local history images to create new art works with children.

Forest Heath District Council (2006) Mural at Brandon Railway Station

Tilbury Power Station (2006). Interpretation board at environmental centre

Howard Junior School, Magical Sensory Garden – Project manager & artist-in-residence (2001-04) Creating multi-sensory quiet & creative award winning garden which features in DfES publication and a 25m mural painting for school playground

Forward & Futures ‘800 years of King’s Lynn’ mural (2004) Research, design & painting a 112m2 mural for a town centre location with a local charity.

Text Collector II –Artist-in Residence – A Year of the Artist, EAB and European funded community arts project (2000) based in Downham Market, Norfolk. Text (poems, stories etc.) were used to inspire art work (collage, painting, film, public art etc) made with and by local people. This culminated in an exhibition.

This is a selection from the last ten years. More examples are available.

Groups with: Children and young people (2 -18), families, adults, people with learning disabilities, older people (including those with dementia), teachers and other professionals.

Contact details:

nicola@nicolamw.co.uk
www.nicolamw.co.uk

0771 256 7479

 

Katherine Moore

Katharine Moore

Art forms: Visual Artist

Summary: Painter and mixed media artist. Work on collaborative art projects along side actors musicians and choreographers to help coordinate effective visuals for a performance.

Locations: Suffolk

Experience: Have had exhibitions and worked for different arts organisations on a freelance basis. Have worked for and with Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal and Art Gallery, Dance East, Theatre Nomad, London school of Musical Theatre, The museum of Childhood (part of V and A). Was Artist in Resident at South Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire and Windsor Art Centre.

Qualifications: BA hons in Fine Art

Projects: Have helped co-ordinate the way performances should look and run art workshops.

Groups worked with: Children, Adults and people with learning disabilities.

Contact details:
katharineamoore@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 01284 704387
7 York Rd, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk, IP33 3EE