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Artist Information : Joy Pirkle
 
Category : Painting/Drawing  
Preferred age groups : 3 - 18  
Maximum group size : 30  
Workshop Proposals : Sculpture of Animals- Using strong cardboard boxes taped together and / or chicken wire a strong base structure is created. This is refined with papier mache and / or modroc with a surface of white sugar paper to finish. This can be decorated in a variety of ways - collage, paint, textured paint or varnish.
Portraiture Techniques - Slide show introduction followed by a demonstration of drawing and measuring techniques, how to divide a basic face shape and proportions involved etc. Colour, media, tone can be explored resulting in each participant having a completed portrait of themselves, friend or a celebrity.  
Education/ 
Qualifications :
BA (Hons) Fine Art - Canterbury University & Suffolk College
Datel Diploma in Art and Design - Ipswich Art School  
Exhibitions : 2003 - One woman show @ Corn Exchange Gallery, Ipswich.
2002 - Exhibition of work created at Thurleston High School, Highfield.
Nov 2002 - One woman show @ Digby Gallery, Colchester.
Aug 2001 - One woman show @ Ancient House Gallery.
2002 - Portrait of Professor D. Muller (Principle of Suffolk College).
2001 - Portrait of Mr Brian Holder (Dean of Arts, Suffolk College).  
Location Info : Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk.  
Work Experience : 1985 - present - Commissions taken.
Jan 2001 to 2003 - Artists in Residence for 7 Ipswich schools (including disabilities).
1990 - Evening classes in painting and drawing at RAF Woodbridge.
1985 to 1991 - RAF Bentwaters & Woodbridge, artist for wine commander.  
 
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