Freelance Artist and Arts Workshop Co-ordinator
3, Lower Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 3ST
Telephone 07816 575 156 / 01788 842 732
From a previous seventeen-year career in the ‘Rugby Theatre’ (not so glam surgical nurse) to the amusement of colleagues I switched to art.
Since graduating in 1999 from Loughborough University, where I received a BA (Hons) in 3D Design, I have worked as a Freelance Artist and Arts Workshop Co-ordinator for many organisations which include; Imagineer Productions (Coventry), Ali Petty (London), Arts Exchange, Coventry Community Circus, Rugby Art Gallery, and ‘The World Famous Pyrotechnic Company’.
I also work as a part time lecturer at Warwickshire College.
For the last twelve years I have been drawn towards carnival and the exciting way it involves the community in accessible art. I have attended national carnival conferences and gained experience in designing and building, as well as leading community “Mass Camps”.
I have facilitated fashion and jewellery workshops for both teachers and young people.
My work involves a lot of recycling and use of accessible every day objects.
My work encompasses all abilities, encourages development and self-expression, builds confidence and is lots of fun.
I have completed the “Creative Partnership Course” and have found it inspirational. It has bought me up to date on current key issues and drivers of education. I particularly related to the idea of placing the child at the centre of learning, ‘Every Child Matters’
I have completed training in; First aid, Child Protection,
Autism, Challenging Behaviour, Dyslexia Awareness
Makaton, Disability Discrimination Act.
Kathi Leyhi, Imagineer Productions.
Phone 0790 4148 346
Jane Atkins, phone 07838139412
Our White Room, (gallery and workshops)
Oakfield Childrens Centre Rugby