Cal Lain

Cal Lain – Professional Landscape Artist and Freelance Artist Educator

Art forms: Visual Arts particularly Painting and Drawing, Teacher and Workshop Leader

  • I run art workshops and courses for up to 5 people at my beautiful contemporary studio in near Wymondham.

  • I also mentor and inspire A’level Art students with their portfolios.

  • 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 20 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 many year I 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 running sessions for all ages.

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 currently specialising in running workshops from my studio and these will begin in November 2018.

I am also mentoring A’level Art students with their portfolios. Enquiries about tuition are welcome.

In the community 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.

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:

[email protected]

www.callainartist.co.uk

Book courses online.

Enquiries about tuition are welcome.

Cal Lain

Cal Lain

Dave Tonge

Dave Tonge – The Yarnsmith of Norwich

Art forms: Storyteller, historian and author

Summary: I tell stories at museums, heritage sites, schools, festivals and fairs over much of the UK. My focus is on stories from Saxon and Viking times through Medieval and Tudor to the present day.

Locations: Throughout East Anglia, but also the rest of England.

Experience: I have told at many national museums, including the British Museum and Ashmolean. Also for English Heritage for the last 15 years, the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust and the Historic Royal Palaces. I have also headlined at a number of storytelling festivals including Settle in Yorkshire, Sandwich Winter Tales in Kent and Festival at the Edge in Shropshire.

I have also published two books based on my performances: Tudor Tales (2015) based on an adult storytelling set called ‘The Shaming of Agnes Leaman.’ The second, Norfolk Folk Tales for Children, based on a new set celebrating my local heritage and folklore.

I also run basic storytelling workshops at festivals and one called ‘Telling Heritage,’ focusing on storytelling in museums, that I lead at the Ashmolean every winter.

Qualifications: My interest in storytelling stemmed from using stories as historical sources while studying for my BA and MA at the University of East Anglia. I have also trained as a freelance museum educator at museums in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, including the Fitzwilliam.

Projects: In 2005 Creative Arts East funded me to lead basic skills storytelling training with a number of disadvantage pupils at a middle school in Great Yarmouth, which culminated with them putting on a storytelling performance at the Time and Tide museum in the town.

While in 2015 I was commissioned by Waveney and Blyth Arts to create and perform a storytelling set, called ‘Legends of a Long Forgotten Land,’  as part of a bigger project, called Finding Doggerland, which explored artists responses to the now lost land bridge that once joined Britain to Europe. My sessions toured libraries throughout Suffolk.

Also in that year, I created a storytelling performance for the Historic Royal Palaces about a Tudor royal progress to be performed at an outreach event at Tatton Park near Manchester. And in 2016 they commissioned me to create and perform a set for and Elizabethan Christmas event held at Hampton Court Palace.

Groups of people worked with: As well as telling to adults, families and young children, I have told stories to groups with learning disabilities, young people with autism and also in care homes to elderly people suffering from various forms of dementia, telling classic tales as part of a reminiscence program.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.theyarnsmithofnorwich.com/welcome

Tel: 7908515766

Ivy Cottage, Greenways,

Newton Flotman,

Norwich

NR15 1QJ

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: 

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Art forms:  Visual artist, community artist, public artist, designer, illustration

Summary: About Emily Campbell’s practice:

Through the use of photography my practice seeks to create a world that on the one hand is real and on the other – imaginary.  Using digital imaging, I effectively ‘paint with photographs’.  Each image is made up of many smaller photographs enabling me to create surreal and magical scenarios.

The work I create for Public Commissions seeks to create an uplifting yet calming environment.  Often working with a creative writer in the community, I visualise the poetic texts created about the local area.  Large surreal vistas are installed as light boxes or printed onto Perspex, allowing the visitor views of their locality possibly only before seen in their dreams.

Locations: National

Experience:  I have many years experience working in the Public Realm. All my work starts with workshops in the community, which inspire the final artworks. Recent projects include, a series of light boxes for Fulbourn Hospital, Wolverhampton Kings High School and Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital. Please email me for a full CV.

Qualifications:

1991 – 1992     MA Alternative Media – Chelsea School of Art, London.

1988 – 1991     B.A Hons (1st Class), Fine Art – Camberwell School of Art, London.

1987 – 1988     Art Foundation – Norwich School of Art.

Projects: Some Recent Public Art Commissions

2012

  • Cambridge and Peterborough Mental Health NHS – Created a series of Light boxes for refurbished Dementia Ward.
  • Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital – Working with staff and patients to created 2 large light boxes for the entrance to the Hospital

2011

  • University of North Staffordshire Lead artist for new build Children’s Ward’s.
  • BSF project Dandelion Public Art Commission for Kings School Wolverhampton.
  • Blackburn New NHS Build – Major glazing commission for front of new Health Centre.

Groups worked with: Older People, People with Mental Health Issues, Children, Young adults, Teenagers, Probation, Learning difficulties

Contact details: 

[email protected]

www.emilycampbell.co.uk

07783796416

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Art forms:  Artist, painting in water colour and oil.

Summary:  I paint landscapes, still life, wild life, portraits and teach.

Locations:  Norfolk  and North Suffolk

Experience:  I have many years of organising projects and getting the best out of people.

Qualifications:  Studied the art of painting like the old masters – still life.

Groups worked with:  I love to help people of all ages and people with physical disabilities to develop their talents.

Contact details:

[email protected]

www.mickandersonartist.co.uk

01263 833599

27 long lane,

Southrepps,

Norwich,

Norfolk

NR11 8NL