Anna Marlen-Summers, Curriculum Manager
Anna Marlen-Summers teaches Graphics, Visual Communications and Photoshop but her personal practice is what is best described as “making things”. From knitting to textiles, to print making to cake decoration to paper sculptures, she loves learning new skills and processes and putting them in to practice. On her degree in Fine Art and this led to the notion that an arts practice can be anything. “Do I make craft items or am I making fine art work about making craft items? “(Or does she just spend too much time entering vegetable carving competitions at the local horticultural show?) She has also undertaken a number of curation projects using the internet and post art as well as physical exhibitions. Anna has also been involved in a number of teacher training opportunities and has travelled to China to train art teachers there, they have a very different approach to art! As well as teaching at WMC as Curriculum Manager she also plans and organises the Art and Design Foundation course.
Neil Pittaway NEAC RWS RE
Studied Fine Art at the Royal Academy Schools, London, Member of the New English Art Club (NEAC), Royal Watercolour Society (RWS), the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and Associate Member of the Alpine Club, London.
Neil was born in Wakefield Yorkshire in 1973. He completed an Honours Degree at Cheltenham School of Art in 1996 and went on to study at Post-Graduate level completing first an MA in Printmaking with Distinction from the University of Bradford in 1998, a three year Royal Academy of Arts Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts at the Royal Academy Schools in London (1998-2001) and finally in 2004 gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Neil is a member of both the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).
Neil’s work is represented in numerous public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Guild Hall Art Library in London, St. Paul’s Cathedral Library, The Arts Club, Mayfair and Her Majesty The Queen Royal Collection. Neil was commissioned to paint a commemorative painting of D.H.Lawrence his life and the places that had inspired his writings. Later he was commissioned by Enitharmon Press, London to illustrate an Anthology of London in Poetry and Prose this included poems by Benjamin Zephaniah and William Blake.
Neil has contributed to TV and radio programmes including ‘The Great Artists’ series for Channel 5 TV and BBC Radio Norfolk and a collaborative DVD film on representations of the Eden Project, Cornwall. He has won some 17 Awards for his work these include; the Royal Academy of Arts, British Institution Prizes for both Drawing and Printmaking, The Ashmolean Museum Vivienne Leigh Bequest Award, The London Arts Club Excellence in Drawing Award.
City Architecture, landscape, travel, discovery, the enlightenment, Gothic revival, satire and historical narratives shape and inform the complex agoraphobic labyrinth of ideas and visual images that are typical of Neil’s drawn and printed works.
For more information about Neil’s work please visit www.njpittaway.co.uk
Katherine Hewlett, Glass Art Tutor
Katherine Hewlett MA RCA has lectured in three-dimensional design both at degree and postgraduate level at several educational institutions such as the Royal College of Art and the National College of Art and Design Dublin. She studied at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and has a Masters in Glass Design, a Degree in Fine Arts and a Diploma in Arts Business Administration from Roehampton Institute.
For six years, following the RCA, (in the early 90’s) she set up her studio opposite the British Museum and delivered several projects within an interior glass design setting; such as a major project at the Ritz Hotel Paris. Exhibitions have taken place at: ICA, Business Design Centre, Museum of Sao Paolo with her work being part of the collection at the Institute of Education and in several private collections. Commissions have included the Ritz Hotel Paris, IBM, Pearl Property. Recently she held a collaborative exhibition at the Westminster Arts Library during the summer of 2016.
Katherine Hewlett is the founder and a Director of AchieveAbility. AchieveAbility has existed to promote accessible and inclusive education for people who experience different ways of learning. AchieveAbility has now become a charity in 2015. AchieveAbility was given London 2012 Olympics endorsement for the visual arts educational project ‘Inspiring Posters’ in East London Schools.
Katherine Hewlett has just completed her PhD research on the ‘Impact of cognitive thinking on learning and creativity in the visual arts’ at Norwich University College of the Arts, validated by the University of Arts, London. Katherine is a Director for AchieveAbility, Trustee of Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association responsible for the adult provision, Governor at Leyton Sixth Form College, and Glass Tutor at WMC – The Camden College.
Winner for the John Moores painting prize 2012-2014. Now teaching portfolio development and large Scale life painting at WMC-The Camden College.
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Rosanna Bottiglieri graduated from Central St Martins in 1989 with a degree in Textile Design, since then she has combined teaching with freelance design work selling her designs internationally to both Interior and Fashion houses. Many years later a Masters degree in Fine Art Print led to the development of collaborative projects with fellow artists and designers, styling and developing mixed media ideas for film and photographic projects.