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|Colin Kirby-Green trained as a fine
artist at St Martin's School of Art and also followed that with further
training at Hornsey College of Art during the 1960s.
He taught Painting and Drawing at St Alban's School of Art and also
lectured in Art Appreciation at Hatfield Polytechnic. During his teaching career, he has worked and studied in Italy for
extended periods of time from the 1960s up until 1996.
Between 1969 and 1996 he has exhibited much of his work at galleries in
and around London as well as in Essex, and has sold his work to private
collectors around the world.
He has taught at venues in Colchester and previously in the Wivenhoe Scout & Guide Hall
and continues to produce his
own work at his studio in Brightlingsea, Essex. For more details about
Colin, see his web site: www.colinkirbygreen.com
|Joan Gifford has taught fingerstyle folk
guitar in schools and community colleges for many years and is well known
in Wivenhoe as one of the people behind the thriving Folk Club that
attracts top UK and international performers.
As a child in South Africa, she played the piano and sang, but was
persuaded to to take up the guitar in the early 1960s when she was a post
graduate student at the Central School of Art in London. (Joan says it was because
friends got increasingly fed up
helping her to move her piano from one set of digs to another!)
She enjoys teaching (although she says that her students very quickly get
to be better than she is!) and also enjoys
performing a wide range of folk, popular and humorous songs.
Singing lessons - Lyn has years of experience as a
professional singer in the field of rock and pop and now works as a vocal
coach in Wivenhoe. She offers a friendly, informal approach that gets
results. She has taken complete beginners right up to professional
performance level. Lessons cover voice development and projection, tone
and pitching, ear training, microphone technique harmony singing.
Songwriting Workshops - Lyn Smith runs
songwriting workshop holidays about three times a year.
An opportunity to explore creative potential without distraction.
The workshops are a chance for budding songwriters to get together to
analyse, develop, and perform their songs in a tranquil and inspirational
mountain setting in North Wales.
Tel: 01206 751611 Mobile: 07798 755347
Bill is a familiar figure in Wivenhoe having not just taught art at the
Colne Community School but tutoring art classes for the Adult Education
College over quite a few years. Additionally, Bill started the Wivenhoe Watercolour Challenge in 2001. In
his own right, he is an accomplished artist; many people have examples of
his work hanging in their homes, and a few of us are lucky enough to
receive a hand-painted Christmas card from him each
year. Click here
to see the Wivenhoe Watercolour Challenge home page.
|Frank and Gillian Baker
Frank and Gillian moved to Wivenhoe in 2003 from the north east where they
have both taught art as well as been painters in their own right, and
exhibited at many well-known places as well as having their own
They regularly hold Painting and Drawing courses for
the William Loveless Hall. Contact Frank and Gillian on 01206
820902 or by email:
C. Stuart - Storyteller. Elly C. Stuart is a professional storyteller who believes
passionately in the transforming power of storytelling. She works with
adults, young people, families and children in community centres, schools,
museums, galleries and at special events. She also provides training
for adults. Elly is regularly employed by The British
Council to tell stories in different parts of the world. In 2005 she
worked with children in Venezuela and Taiwan and with 16 – 18 year olds
in Macedonia and in 2004 she ran workshops in India for 10 – 12 year
olds with their teachers and families.
to see her page in the Wivenhoe Encyclopedia.
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