My name is Kate and I have been an Art teacher at Loxdale for about 8 years. I am also a free-lance Artist and Textile designer. I’ve lived in Brighton for 28 years after moving here to do a Degree in Visual Art at Brighton University, and I still think it’s a great town to Live, work and play in!
I have a workspace in the centre of town with a group studio of Artists called Phoenix Brighton. We have lots of exhibitions and events there and I always make sure Loxdale students are invited.
l have worked in a variety of media as a designer and maker, including: costume and set design, textiles, Youth/ community projects, residencies, workshops, and carnival events.
In my own work I make limited edition silkscreen prints onto textiles and paper. l am interested in the history, and respond to the ‘story’ of textiles used around domestic rituals such as ‘wash day’ and ‘taking tea’
I also paint in Acrylics and am currently interested in Still Life as a subject matter.
I have taught at various schools in Sussex including Northbrook Further Education College & Horsham Foundation in Art & Design, but I particularly enjoy the relaxed, creative atmosphere at Loxdale. It’s great that so many students have an interest in the arts and this is nurtured in the art department.
We provide a wide range of courses that develop both creative skills and appreciation of the arts, students will be encouraged to learn new skills, or supported in developing their existing talents.