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Would you like a bespoke Art Project for your school or group? I am a qualified Primary School teacher (BA joint Hons, Aberystwyth. PGCE Cambridge- Art specialism, DFE registered) with current CRB check and Public Liability Insurance. I have many years experience working with children from Nursery to Year 6 in different environments- school clubs, classrooms, Summer Schools etc....

This page shows a recent project collaboration with Highwood School, Chelmsford and Highwood Village Hall. I was given the brief to design and produce some artwork with the local community for the main hall wall. We produced eight large canvases, each with a different theme in oil pastel. The design was based around each letter of the word HIGHWOOD- Hopes for the future, Inclusive, Generosity, Home, Wishes,Opportunity, Opening doors and Dreams. Each is intended to inspire and be thought-provoking for the viewer.
The project involved the whole community- the children, the staff and governors of the school and parents. It certainly makes an impact as you walk through the doors into the hall! The finished product had a grand unveiling at the Village Hall Grand Open Day, attended by many dignitaries and Graham Gooch. More recently, at the Digging and Planting day, the Mayor and Mayoress of Chelmsford had an opportunity to view the canvases.
Another recent project includes an Olympic Art Project at William Martin Junior School (download PDF part 1) in Harlow, Essex. Part One- four canvases outlining the ethics and ideals of the 2012 Olympics produced by Year 3 and 4 children is now complete. Part Two (download PDF part 2), the work of Year 5 and Six, in early spring 2012, focussing on the ideals of the Paralympics. Part Three was a special event to mark Sport In Art Week. All children designed a motif for their Year Group. Through a competition, four winning designs were chosen and then crafted using junk. This was then displayed on the wall of the outside playground area as shown below:-
Oil pastel on canvas is just one type of medium I offer- I can design a project with any medium, based on a theme of your choice, for any environment. Just contact me for details and to discuss your requirements.
Testimonials
"Thanks for all your energy, enthusiasm and creativity. The work our children did was fantastic and we cannot wait for the second stage of our Olympic Project!" Mrs Matthews, Headteacher, William Martin Junior School, Harlow
"Special thanks to art teacher, Kate Millner. Kate's ability to conceptualise the spirit of "Community" has helped produce a magnificent and original piece of artwork, admired by the local and wider community. Her positive enthusiasm and ability to engage with all age groups involved in the creation of this artwork, was a significant ingredient to maximise the community participation we were trying to achieve." Petra of Highwood Village Hall Committee
 
   
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