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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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, engineeredsound, singing bowls, flute, drums and African harp. The performance was given usingmasks 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 aboutsustainable energy and recycling. The amount of energy we use in this country was measuredin footprints, which each child at Bowthorpe school in Norwich decorated with objects theymight have otherwise thrown away. They also made an object out of clay and had to place itinto 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: [email protected]
Summary:I am a creative and integrative artist and therapist, working primarily in oils and pastels, and words. I am a leader and facilitator of workshops and courses which I have created and delivered, entitled The Creative and Silent Self series, which is designed to give expression and voice to the creativity which is inherent in everyone. I use creative exercises, including drawing, pastels, paint, claywork, collage etc, creative writing of poetry and prose, journaling, visualisation and meditation to strengthen the inner self and create a safe space in which people can explore themselves and their potential. I believe in the redemptive power of art and its ability to grant new perspectives to those engaged in the creative process. Art can be a way to shape difficult experiences and transcend them.
Locations: Suffolk, (Cambridgeshire), (Norfolk)
Experience:I am an experienced and qualified teacher of children in schools, having worked with a range of ages and abilities, with over ten years experience.
For adults, my Creative Self workshops (5 day residential/ 3 day weekend) have been running since 2009 in Suffolk and Sussex and the next one is in May, a residential 3 day weekend course. I have also been involved with running a creative writing workshop in Leiston, leading meditation groups in Woodbridge, delivering therapists’ training and healing workshops in Suffolk. Qualifications: BA (Joint Hons) Drama and French (Bristol and Sorbonne); PGCE with specialism in arts and creative language (Cambridge), CPE (Law); MNFSH (healer training and qualification) member of the Friends’ Fellowship of Healing.
Projects: Creative writing with adult group at Leiston (some mental health issues, isolation) My own Creative Self workshops for adults (see also my website)
Therapeutic touch/reminiscence workshops to deliver massage to group and train support workers to continue the work, Woodbridge (following voluntary work in the same vein at St Elizabeth Hospice Ipswich).
Future projects at Landguard Fort, Artist in Residence 2011, and plans for series of workshops for older people to develop their creativity and release memories.
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.
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.
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.
Experience: Primary teacher/Arts advisor/artist in residence with over thirty years’ experience. Arts provision in over 500 schools. I am a member of the actors’ union Equity and act professionally, the author of several arts-based books for teachers and regular writer for educational magazines.
Qualifications: B.Ed Hons Degree 2/1 Art and Design Teacher’s Certificate (Art – Distinction) CSSD Advanced Diploma In Drama in Education (Distinction) RSA Diploma in Theatre Arts (Distinction)
Projects: Mural and ceramic commission, Elsworth Primary School, Cambs. This was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the school. I worked with every child in the school, discussing design and symbolism and involving each in the making process. Dance festival, Teversham School, Cambs. This was an annual booking for eleven years. I worked with the whole school for four days, culminating in a performance on a given theme such as famous paintings, countries, colours or famous books for children. I was commissioned to write ‘Peter Pan in a Day’ by Debden School, Essex. Costumes, scenery, music and choreography were produced in one day with 66 infants and performed to parents. Sutton School, Cambs also invited me to repeat the day with their pupils.
Groups worked with: I have worked periodically with various community groups, but my forte is working with children aged 4-11 and their helpers/teachers.