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Kirsty Evans

Experienced Youth Arts Facilitator

Work experience

Jan 2014Present

Young Leader: Stepping Up Programme Participant

OYAP Trust
As part of the Arts Council England funded Stepping Up programme at OYAP Trust I have received training on budgeting, fundraising, evaluations, partnership working, youth arts, marketing, behaviour management, and working with young people at risk. I have also developed my experience planning and leading visual arts workshops, and will be going on to do my Gold Arts Award as part of the programme.
May 2013Present

Supermarket Assistant, Counters

Sainsbury's
This position has helped me to develop my team leader, customer service, and interpersonal skills whilst acquiring other practical skills specific to the role. I have received training in health and safety, hygiene standards, serving and food perpetration on the Delicatessen and the Pizza counters (shutdown, open and serving). I am also very proud of the fact that Sainsbury's elected OYAP Trust as their annual charity of the year 2014 after I initiated contact between Sainsbury's and OYAP Trust in 2013. As part of this relationship Sainsbury’s have helped to raise money and provided funding for OYAP Trust, and also donated decorations to The Studio.
Mar 2013Present

Assistant Arts Workshop Facilitator

OYAP Trust
I work with Oxford Youth Arts Partnership Trust to plan and deliver the Youth of Bicester Arts programme (or YoBs for short). The programme is an arts collective for 11 to 25 year olds that helps make exciting, creative events happen in Bicester. I am also gaining experience working closely with a young man who is on the autistic spectrum, helping him integrate into the Arts Imaginarium programme and many other half term projects. I also help to run The Studio with other young people from the YoBs Group and Radio Bicester. In this role I have gained experience working alongside other artists to provide a space for young people to be creative. Working as an Assistant Arts Workshop Facilitator with YoBs and The Studio I have delivered and helped to deliver: o A three day photography master class o A t-shirt design workshop o A five day (half-term) street dance workshop o A showcase of the work produced by young people as part of the after school clubs to parent/guardians, o A film and photography workshop with photographer Suzy Prior. o A one day called James and the Giant Peach. o A puppet-making workshop. o A molding and casting workshop. o A Christmas decoration making. o A series of clay workshops with artist Rodney Harris inspired by his public art commission in Bicester. Please visit www.thestudiobicester.com/home/4580226127 and www.thestudiobicester.com/about-us-youth-of-bicester/4580378198 for further information.
Jun 2012Jul 2012

Textiles Internship

Inflex Interiors, Bicester
As part of this two month placement I gained experience working with leather and other fabrics in addition to acquiring seamstress skills for bespoke car interiors. I thoroughly enjoyed developing my skill set, and very much enjoyed working with this small but hard working company.
Mar 2011Apr 2011

Prop-making Internship

Creation Workshops Ltd
Creation workshop are seen as innovators within the industry producing work for many varied commercial applications from mould-making, prop manufacture, sculpture-hero prosthetics, supplying stunt and special effects departments, through to painting and finishing. Working alongside their highly skilled molding and casting team I helped to create beanstalks for a props commission. This work experience taught me how to work within several highly skilled teams operating at a fast pace and with accuracy in a new, and challenging workshop environment (not all the ‘usual’ equipment was available due to a recent relocation).
Dec 2010Dec 2010

Model-making Internship

Fosters + Partners, London
In 2010 I conducted a week long model-making internship with celebrated architects Fosters + Partners in their London office. During this time I worked long, flexible hours in this fast-paced, demanding industry on a live project helping with some of the animation, putting bits together and placing them on the model.

Education

20142014

Young Leader: Stepping Up Programme Participant

OYAP
As part of the Arts Council England funded Stepping Up programme at OYAP Trust I have received training on budgeting, fundraising, evaluations, partnership working, youth arts, marketing, behaviour management, and working with young people at risk. I have also developed my experience planning and leading visual arts workshops, and will be going on to do my Gold Arts Award as part of the programme.
20092012

BA (Hons) Modelmaking

The Arts University College
I studied model making, where I gained many new skills. I also had the opportunity to work in some well known companies while here.
20072009

General National Diploma

Oxford & Cherwell Valley College
Studied Art & Design and learnt many skills across a variety of different subjects including; Sculpting, woodworking, Jewellery making. I also became very interested in pen and ink. I spent a lot of my spare time outside drawing buildings in pen and taking photos.
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GCSE

The Cooper School, UK
I gained my GCSE's at Cooper school. I really enjoyed Art and so used this to gain a place at College.

Skills

Sketching
Screen Printing
Prop Making
Product Design
3D Modeling
Art
Visual Arts
Concept Design
Clay Modelling
Photography
Painting
Collage
Plastering
Leather
Foam
Architectural Modeling
Illustrator
Presentation
Graphics
still life drawing
Dreamweaver
Textiles
Clay Modeling
Basic Mill
Basic Lathe
print making
2-D Design
Fine Art
photography developing
Film Photography
Basic moulding and casting
Spraying
Rhino
Relief
Props
Research
Wood
Acrylic Painting
Teamwork
3D Studio Max
Digital Photography
Vacuum Forming
Plaster
Woodworking
Mixed Media
Puppets
Model Making
Laser Cutting
Photoshop
Drawing

Certifications

Foundation-Delicatessen skills workshop