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Artist Information : Deb Hoy
Category : Multimedia  
Preferred age groups : Primary: 7-10 / Secondary: 11 - 16  
Maximum group size : 34  
Workshop Proposals : Multimedia, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Textiles:Workshop 1 Summary:
Water bottle Waterfall. 8-30 Students Ages 11-14. 1-day workshop. Using recycled plastic bottle and following demonstration; students will cut their bottles into spirals. They will work in groups to make sections of a waterfall, which will be strung together to create an excellent classroom or foyer display.
Workshop 2 Summary: Seed Sculpture. Up to 34 students Ages 5-7 or 7-11. 1 day workshop. What is a seed, how does it grow? If metal mixes with seeds what is created? Students identify several seeds and collect organic matter from outside. They combine their gathered objects with wire and jewellery to create a 'hybrid' plant.
Workshop 3 Summary: Land Art Up to 30 students Ages 14 - 18 and adults. 1,2, or 3 day workshop. Thinking about perceptions of space, students draw 'on the move' using viewfinders to isolate ground, sky, and horizon. They map an area of the school grounds and work in groups to create life-size shelters or 'interventions' in the landscape. Workshop 4 Summary: A Variety of Leaves.
Up to 34 students Ages 7-13. 1 day workshop. An exploration of leaf varieties, printing techniques and sewing all rolled into a day focused on trees. Students identify different leaf adaptations, produce rubbings and mono-prints for classroom display then sew their own 3 dimensional leaves to take home.
Qualifications :
The University of Pennsylvania, USA, MFA 08.
Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. BA Hons Fine Art 2003. Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design, London. Btec Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design, 2000.
Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, A levels 1999.
Exhibitions : Solo - 2009 Purge to Flow at Arnold, 110 5th Avenue, New York. 2009 Journey: Larchwood Open House, Philadelphia, PA USA
2008 Guerrilla Sugar Installation, Central Park, New York.
Commissions 2009 Queensboro Bridge Centennial Sculpture Project, New York. 2007 Water Bottle Falls, Fairmount Waterworks Interpretive Centre, Philadelphia. 2006 Wetland Commission, Hackney Marshes Tree Nursery, London.
2004 Taped and Sealed Flow, The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
Participation in over 20 Group Exhibitions worldwide since 2002.
Location Info : East Anglia, South East and London (within the M25)  
Work Experience : 2008 - 2009: Artist Teacher, The Joan Mitchell Foundation New York, USA Teaching after-school art programs in schools and community centres. Planning curriculum for student's age 6-18 and organising Arts Festivals. 2008 - 2009: Environmental Educator, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Teaching outdoor lessons and hikes for school groups ages 4-18.
Co-teaching Art and Science workshops in a Philadelphia school.
2008: Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania Mural Arts Class, Philadelphia, USA Designing and painting a 160ft mural with undergraduate college students and the community. 2004 - 2006: Environmental Educator, Hackney Marshes User Group, London, UK Teaching tree planting, woodland sculpture and observational drawing for school groups, young offenders, & volunteers.
2005: Teaching Assistant, Kimbolton School, Cambridgeshire, UK
Temporary position in Art Class with 14 - 18 year olds.
2003 - 2005: Founding Director of D'DART Art Events Partnership
Bringing sculpture and performance into public spaces in London.
2002: Teaching Assistant, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge.  
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