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Artist Information : Alison Calver
Category : Painting/Drawing  
Preferred age groups : All age groups  
Maximum group size : 30  
Workshop Proposals : Example 1: “Living lines". Simple exercise which encourages children to see the world less in terms of 3d objects distributed in a 3d space, and more as a flat pattern on a 2d surface.
Example 2: “3d Old Master” activity to tie in with maths (and history). Working in small teams, take a painting and, using simple geometry, recreate the scene to scale.
Example 3: “Black, white or grey” tonal work encourages children to see the world in very simple blocks of lightness or darkness and moves their attention away from detail.
Example 4: “In The Picture” (supported drawing) - ties in with history and IT, children insert their own digital portrait into an image from the period being studied. We explore painting, collage and printing techniques on printed copies.
Qualifications :
1984-7 BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) Norwich School of Art
1982-4 DATEC Diploma in Art & Design, Southend Technical College
Exhibitions : 2009 Solo show (monoprints) at the King of Hearts gallery, Norwich (Feb/Mar)
2009 The Cut, Halesworth “Alison Calver, an Artist in School”, with additional work by KS2 children (Jan/Feb)
2008 Winner, Eastern Open 08 Drawing award, sponsored by King's Lynn Signs
2008 “A Sense of Place”, landscapes from the Aude Gotto collection, King of Hearts gallery, Norwich
2007 “Eastern Open 07, Kings Lynn - 1994 “Inner and Outer Landscapes” with Barbara Howey, Gay Hutchings and Catherine Jamieson at The King of Hearts Gallery, Norwich.
1994 International Wildlife Art festival, Loire Valley, France.
1993 “Drawings for All”, Gainsboroughs House, Sudbury, Suffolk - 1992 “Alison Walker”, solo show at the Ben Nicholson Gallery, Holt, Norfolk 1990 “Open Drawing Show”, Contact Gallery, Norwich
Location Info : East Anglia  
Work Experience : 2007/09 art tutor at Ramsey Junior School
2008 workshop at Brookmans Park Primary School, Hatfield"
Feb 2007 One day project with year 2 at Ely St. John’s Primary School. Children produced 12m mural on the theme of migration. 2003 Introduction to Colour –One day workshop for a corporate Editorial group. 1993 & 1994 Artist in Residence, Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Gloucester. Series of workshops, talks and slide shows delivered to art groups in Stroud, Gloucester and the Dean Heritage Centre. Work held in NIA collection. Article published in NIA magazine. 1991 Life drawing tutor in Norwich. 1988 Trainee Arts Administrator at Wingfield Arts & Music, College. Included demonstrating the 16th century American press.  
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