Student Spotlight: Kate Chittenden

We asked Kate Chittenden, former printmaking student, how her course and time at Morley has led her to a new career path.

‘In January 2016 my daughter gifted me a 6 week course at Morley College, Printmaking – Beginners Plus led by tutor David Holah. As an absolute beginner in printmaking I loved the classes and learnt so many techniques in this stimulating and encouraging environment. The classes were inspirational, challenging and so well taught, and I have continued to attend ever since, whenever possible.’

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‘At the beginning of 2018 I was introduced to the Learning Team at Watts Gallery Artists’ Village, near Guildford, who run a valuable Art for All programme which delivers creative workshops, engaging with and reflecting the diversity of the community.

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Based on the work I’d created at Morley, they offered me a position as a freelance artist, specialising in printmaking, and since then I have led multiple workshops, working with a diverse range of groups in the community:

  • Recovering addicts
  • Young ex-homeless
  • Young Carers
  • Vulnerable pupils who benefit from time out of mainstream school
  • Parents of children with additional needs
  • Women in prison
  • Adults with learning disabilities
  • Elderly people, some with dementia

I also lead drop-in workshops for individuals and families to have fun and learn new skills together. All these workshops are challenging but enjoyable both for me and the participants, it is such a satisfying, worthwhile job.’

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‘Thanks to David’s Printmaking courses at Morley College I now have this new career path, and am able to pass on my learning to the many participants that I work with at Watts Gallery Artists’ Village.’

 Find out more about Printmaking courses at Morley.

We asked Kate Chittenden, Morley printmaking student, how her course and time at Morley has led her to a new career path.

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