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​Two dynamic freelance Visual Artists, with over 20 years experience in delivering successful and innovative art projects in educational settings across the South East. Ability to source funding from organisations where applicable, delivering concept to product projects including: sourcing material, budget management, project management, workshop planning, delivery and evaluation. Extensive experience with teaching children, young people and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. Member of the Management Committee of Guildford Pupil Referral Unit.

Skills
  • Project Management 

  • Project Evaluation

  • Workshop Planning and Delivery

  •  Ceramics and Mosaics Specialists

  •  Public Arts

  • Community and Participatory Arts

  • Mentoring

  • One-to-one tutoring

  • Art Therapy 

Achievements

Project Management and Evaluation
Ability to manage and complete high profile art projects across the public and private sector delivering on or ahead of time and within budget. Proven track record of evaluating projects for Art Council and Calouste Gulbenkian foundation funded activities.
 
  • £20k Arts Council, locally and privately funded Art project to design, develop and produce a 1,000 tile mural for the garden at Cherry Trees respite care home for children with disabilities. Worked with over 9 local schools, including liaising with teachers and TA’s to develop the motor skills, creativity and imagination of hundreds of pupils. Co-ordinated the final product installation.
  • Project managed, delivered and evaluated art project in local Short Stay School to produce a ceramic mural for the entrance hall of the school. Worked with students with learning difficulties and emotional and behavioural difficulties. Evaluation of project was featured in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s publication “Creating Chances” and was invited to be main speaker at its book launch.

 

Workshop Planning and Delivery

Proven track record of educational enhancement through devising creative activities that fit into schools’ curriculum.

 

  • Parent School Association funded art project in local primary school to produce 12 ceramic totem poles for courtyard garden. All 240 pupils in school involved and decoration on totem pole sections was based on elements drawn from each year groups’ term topics including history, geography, science and maths. This project also marked the beginning of the school’s sculpture garden.

  • Local Authority funded art project in infant school to produce a mural for the reception area of the school. Worked with pupils, teachers and TA’s to develop workshops that were linked directly to the curriculum and extended their knowledge of it through observation, design, and clay making and decorating.

 

Ceramics and Mosaics Specialists / Public Art and Community and Participatory Arts/Learning and Mentoring

Work to commission, individually or in partnership to produce work for public display. Proven ability to take a project from concept through to production and installation.

 

  • £20K NHS Trust funded commission to design, develop and produce an 11m ceramic waterfall feature for the entrance foyer of Charing Cross Hospital, London. Worked in partnership with lead architects and contractors to produce this piece of public art within budget and ahead of time for official opening by HRH Prince of Wales.

  • Co-ordinator of 500 lantern art installation in local town High St to celebrate 500 days to the Olympics event.

  • Running after school Art Club for children ages 5-11 and teaching adult weekend and evening courses.

  • Resident artist at local day centre for adults with learning disabilities.

  • Mentoring students in work experience.

  • Day to day running of own studio to create own work to commission and for exhibition.

 

Languages
  • ​English

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

 

Education
Liliana Montoya
  • February 2015 - December 2016. MA Art Therapy. Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Seville. Spain.
  • September 1989 - July 1993 BA Honours Degree in Art and French (2:1). RIHE (University of Surrey), London.
  • January - March 1992. Erasmus Exchange. Faculty of Fine Arts, Seville University, Seville, Spain.
  • September 1991 -  July 1992 3rd Cycle Diploma. Rouen Fine Arts School, Rouen, France.
  • September 1988 - July 1989 Foundation Art Course. UCA Farnham, Farnham, Surrey.
Carlos España
  • February - June 2018. University Expert in Cultural Patrimony and Tourism in Historical Cities. University of Malaga, Spain.
  • January - December 2003. Diploma in Garden Design. Merrist Wood College, Guildford. Surrey.
  • September1997 - June 1998. PGCE in Art. University of Seville, Spain.
  • BA Degree in Fine Arts September 1990 - June 1996. University of Seville, Spain.
  • September 1984 - June 1986. Diploma in Ceramics. Escuela Municipal de Camas, Seville, Spain.