Giovanna Maria Casetta

Giovanna Maria Casetta

Art forms: Performance, Film and Photography

Summary: Artist and Educator, working in performance, film and photography. I have recently been awarded an Arts Council Grant, for Research and Professional Development, to explore strategies for sustaining a successful art practice. This is an exciting project and a fantastic opportunity to have Robert Pacitti as my mentor. I am passionate about art being accessible to all and learning taking place within a creative environment. I am available to facilitate and run projects, workshops and deliver the Arts Awards in both traditional and non traditional educational settings.

Locations: Suffolk, Essex and London

Experience: I have twenty years experience as a practicing artist,making, producing and exhibiting work nationally and internationally. In my capacity as an educator, I have over 15 years of teaching/lecturing experience and delivering creative projects. Recently having worked with juvenile offenders, delivering media studies, digital imaging, film production, photography and the Arts Award.

Qualifications:

BA First Class Honours in Fine Art

PGCE – Graphics, Textiles & Media Studies

Arts Award Advisor

Projects:

Artist In Search Of New Strategies 2014-2015

Arts Scene Investigators 2012 – Ongoing

A Descent into Glamour- 2014/2016

Koestler Awards for Young Offenders 2008 – 2013

Access All Areas 2013

Aldeburgh Music – Young Offenders Project

Howard League – You are the BossYoung Offenders Project

1 Minute Film Challenge – Workshops for ages 6 to 80 Ongoing

Groups worked with: Young Offenders, Young people with behavioural issues and learning disabilities

Contact details:

commodityblaze@gmail.com

www.artsi.co.uk

01473 711107

07980069898

Giovanna Maria Casetta

“A descent into Glamour”  credit – Kerry Brown

Giovanna Maria Casetta

  “Art Scene Investigators” Colchester Arts Centre – Credit – Sue Milnthorpe

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’

Keith Botilier

Keith Botilier

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.

Experience: Experienced

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).

Contact details:

keithbotilier@yahoo.com

2 Abbeydale

Carlton Colville

Suffolk

NR33 8WJ

www.keithsphotography.co.uk

www.zazzle.com/keithbotilier

www.redbubble.com – search ‘keithbotilier’

Maryjane Edgar

Maryjane Edgar

Art Forms: Visual Arts, Site Specific Dance, Movement & Physical Theatre, Sound /Sound-scape, Digital Photography, Drama, Puppet making, Mask making, Storytelling with Multicultural Instruments

Summary:
Specialise in workshops for Schools, Communities, Festivals and Parties.

Locations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Kent

Experience: Very Experienced

Qualifications:
M.A. Degree in Digital Practices.
Digital sound recording, and Sound-scape over last 10 years
Diploma in Swedish massage Therapy
Diploma in Aromatherapy massage Therapy
Multi-disciplinary Art practising for 20 years

Projects: A few examples : Environmental/ Recycling/Performance

The ‘Green Man’ Tour… 6 performances in Norfolk, using research, drama, engineered sound, singing bowls, flute, drums and African harp. The performance was given using masks made from Silver Birch, Oak, Hawthorn, Ivy, Willow and Rowan. Digital Sound-scape and recordings of ‘The Ancient Ones’ were created for atmosphere.

‘Slim Your Bin’, a project to promote recycling in South Norfolk, encouraging hoteliers to re-use… After playing the didjeridoo in a wheelie bin, and covered from head to toe in recyclable objects, such as plastic spoons, wrappers, packaging, film cases etc, I then jumped out reciting a ‘recycling’ poem and then gave a demonstration/ workshop of how it is possible to create a work of Art re-using broken plates to make mosaics.

A world conservation project, ‘Hotstuff’ was developed, to make children aware about sustainable energy and recycling. The amount of energy we use in this country was measured in footprints, which each child at Bowthorpe school in Norwich decorated with objects they might have otherwise thrown away. They also made an object out of clay and had to place it into a giant ball ‘world’ so they saw their piece being ‘recycled’. Music, story, movement and songs, were performed about the elements to finish.

Forest Stories at Poringland – Dressed up as the green woman, made a bender house from willow and bamboo, and told ‘green’ stories to young children.

Whitlingham Nature Reserve – Storytelling workshop for all volunteers, encouraging adults of all ages to go out of their comfort zone, using the voice, drama and physical technique.

Drama Collaboration with “Open Doors Company,” where the clues were acted out to complete a cross word drama puzzle.

Groups Worked with: With children of all key stages and people of all ages, in Schools, libraries, community centers, festivals and private homes etc.

Contact details:

avoiceofmoon@yahoo.co.uk

www.theartofmaryjane.co.uk



Leigh Driver

Leigh Driver

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.

Contact details:
leigh.driver@westsuffolkartscentre.com
Tel: 07882 891022
West Suffolk Arts Centre,

Brandon Heritage Centre,
George Street, Brandon,
Suffolk, IP27 0BX

www.westsuffolkartscentre.com