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LISA CLARK CV 

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 lisajaneclark2009@gmail.com

Profile

  • Freelance scenic artist and art teacher for the past 20 years 

  • Scenic painting backdrops, set, floor cloths and murals

  • Worked at the university of Reading Part time working with lectures PhD students and undergrads to production stage and lighting designs for over 40 performances a year held in 3 different theatre spaces

  • Running design workshops in stage design and lighting design. My core work is to advice students on set design and to freelance clients.

  • Sourcing set and props from suppliers working within budgets and managing budgets for productions

  • Run and own a small business called Art Shed, I teach art and 3D design to children and adults 

 

Employment History

2202- current working in my own studios to teach art, 3D clay model making, stage crafts, Design work and abstract painting to children 4-18 and adults. I design and deliver weekly art club in schools, Mural projects and stage design work.

I also Work in art shed, in my studio at home to design and delivery weekly art classes to children and adults throughout term time andI run holiday clubs. I also offer bespoke arty parties for children and adults and take on paining and mural commissions and stage design and build work. 

2023- current I'm an associate Artist at Ayres House Studios  in Wallingford, I was featured in their winter art exhibition and my art works are being sold.

2023- current Freelance working with a local care home in designing and painting pictures for the residence. designing and painting a mural in their dinning room. 

2022- current  Freelance artist and interior design staging assistant , UK 

 Croudace homes designing and painting commissioned art works for show homes and staging.

2023-2024 Freelance stage and Tv design at the University of Reading 

2022- Freelance Current working with the watermill Theatre to design and deliver stage design, model making and lighting workshops to Newbury college students, young creatives programme and currently at icollege in Newbury.

2023 art week working to create a mural backdrop on canvas with students from St John's primary school.

2023 - Current Freelance working with Garlands primary school to design and paint a mural in their Library. 

2022 Freelance         4 kingdoms Farm Park                                 Newbury, Berkshire 

Responsible for designing and scenic art painting their Christmas murals

Using scenic paints and skills to create a polar bear mural in a large corridor 

Using UV invisible ink to paint 6 black light murals

Set painting duties around the park.

Working to very tight deadlines and budget. The client was extremely pleased.

 

2022- current Freelance              Rabble Theatre company                           Caversham, Berkshire 

Responsible for working with vulnerable adults at Launchpad in Reading.

Responsible for designing workshops providing the materials. To help them build confident within a small group.

Running practical workshops in masks making, exploring costume design and stage design.

 

 

 

2003 - 2022             University Of Reading                                 Minghella Building, Whiteknights Reading.

Film Theatre and Television Technician                                                                                                    

Responsible for account management, sales, delivery, thought leadership and proposition development.

Highlights:

·      Lead designer working with a team of (10-20) students on the departments largest annual productions. Performing to 100 people.

·      Designing and building stage sets for touring with students and staff to various theatres in London and touring to Lodz in Poland for a theatre festival.

·      Winning awards for being hard working and reliable maintaining standards in stressful situations. 

·      Running a high standard of design and mask making workshops for all students.

·      Working on research productions with senior lectures and professors as their stage and lighting designer. Producing design drawings to scale and model boxes/ story boards.

 

 

2001 – 2003            Wycombe Abbey school                                  Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe

Art and Performing arts Technician                                                                                                          

Highlights:

·      Working for 2 dept Art & Drama

·      Putting exhibitions in the school, making stretchers, checking paint stocks, using a kiln, using a band saw, jigsaw and pillar drill, 

·      Supporting the art teachings on hobby classes running various Art projects.

·      Set designs for the larger shows in the school, painting backdrops, floor cloths, sourcing props and stage sets.

·      Working again on hobby classes to run puppet/mask and prop making workshops 

                                                                                                                                                            

2000-2001              Watford Palace Theatre                                             Watford Palace theatre, Watford

Head scenic Artist Seasonal post                                                                                                               

Highlights:             

·      Producing all the art work backdrops floor cloths set painting for all the shows at the Theatre

·      Highly skilled work to reproduce the stage designers ideas.

·      Managing the paint stocks dealing with a wide range of stage designer and Directors. 

·      Praised for my high standards of work produced.

 

Other Roles

 

Royal Opera House Covent Garden 2000 working as an Scenic artist, dressers and usher

Euro Disney in Paris 1999-2000 working as a scenic artist / painter

Oxford Playhouse 1998 scenic artist on sleeping Beauty 

Sleepy Hallow Film 1998 Scenic artist and prop maker

 

 

Education and Professional Qualifications

 

Qualifications                    2022           AFHEA accreditation University of Reading 

Education                        1995-1997       Wimbledon School Of Art

Technical Arts Interpretation, 

Upper Second Class Honours (2:1)

 

Exchange Programme        1996          The Theatre Academy Tampere, Finland

 

Other     

 BASI level 1 ski instructor 2015

eco scenography 2022,

Costume design course online 2020

Mental health first aider 2021

Skills

Mural artist 

Bespoke art works 

Stage & costume design 

AFHEA level in teaching 

Languages

Fluent English

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