To download Kirsty's CV please click on the icon.


Educational Qualifications

2009
PTTLS
Preparation to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector. Uni of Wolverhampton
2006
1st Class Hons BA Contemporary Crafts Manchester Metropolitan University
Training
2016

MAPA (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression) Training
2016

Safeguarding- Children in Education 
2016

Safeguarding- Adults with Special Needs 
2016

Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation 
2016

Prevent for Practitioners 
2015 & 2016

Working with children with PDA (Pathalogical Demand Avoidance Syndrome) 
2015

Emergency First Aid at Work (1Day course) QA Level 2 Award
2015 
Equality and Diversity Training
Apr '14

Creative Dementia Arts Network Conference, Oxford. Training for Carers Health Professionals and Artists Working Creatively with people living with Dementia 
Oct '11

Praxis, Arts and Health. Working Creatively with Dementia Patients
Sep '11
Creative Alliance, September Seminars. Responding to Creative Briefs
Apr '09
Black Country Arts & Disability Network, Wolverhampton
Working Parts, Training for working with children with physical disabilities and learning difficulties.
Jun '08
Promoting Positive Behaviour & Self Esteem, PlayTrain, Birmingham
Mar '08
Re-Create 08; Out of the box thinking on the creative use of waste materials. Worcester
Feb '08
Making dens/pods from recycled materials. Fernwood School, Woburn Sands Assisted artist Jan Niedojadlo
Jan-Apr '08
Creative Skills Recruitment Project, Yeoman Park School, Mansfield
(Creative Partnerships) Introduction to working with children with severe and multiple physical disabilities and learning difficulties.
Jun '07
Jewellery Making Using Recycled Materials, Bilston Craft Gallery 6 days.
Apr-Jul'07
Activate Programme, Quad Derby (Creative Partnerships)
Sep'07
The Ecology of Workshop, PlayTrain, Birmingham. One Day workshop.

Education and Outreach Activities
Mar '15 - Nov 2016
Textiles Teacher - Brantwood Specialist School, Sheffield
Full curriculum of creative textiles activities for young people aged 8-18.
Steiner inspired school for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Special Educational Needs and challenging behaviour.

Dec '16
Children's Mini-Beasts and Bracelets Craft Birthday Parties South Yorkshire and Derbyshire 
Oct 2016 
Make an Alien drop-in Children's workshop, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, N. Lincs
Nov '15
Children's Mini-Beasts and Bracelets Craft Birthday Parties Sheffield Derbyshire.
Oct' 16  Oct '15
Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, West Midlands
Felted Treasure Bags - Children's holiday activity linked to touring Craft and Pre-History exhibition
Girls' Felted Bags Parties Sheffield
Jul '15
Children's Mini-Beast Craft Birthday Parties Leeds and New Mills, Derbyshire.
Jun '15
Brantwood Specialist School Outdoor Classroom, 
Eyam near Sheffield.
Drop-in family craft activities for opening event.
May '15
Girl's Felted Bag Craft Birthday Party Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands.
Apr '15
Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, West Midlands
Children's Art Gallery Holiday Activities. Felted Easter Eggs and Chicks
Mar '15 - Present
Brantwood Specialist School, 
Sheffield. Full curriculum of creative textiles activities for young people aged 11- 19. 
Feb '15
Kids Felted Jewellery Birthday Party Sheffield
Aug '14
Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, West Midlands
Children's Art Gallery Holiday Activities. Felted Mini-Beasts
Jul '14
Hodge Hill Girls' School, Birmingham
Enrichment day Activities Yr 10 Felted Pictures and Felted Flower Brooches
Children's Felting Craft Birthday parties. Walsall, Knowle & Sheffield
May '14
Cherry Orchard Primary School, Worcester
Felted Rainforest Creatures and Insects. School Arts Week Yr 3 pupils
Children's Felting Craft Birthday parties. Knowle & Sheffield
Apr '14 
Children's Felting Craft Birthday parties. Sutton Coldfield, Cannock & Sheffield 
Feb '14
Marshlands Special School, 
Stafford. Science Week Creative activities for the whole school. 'Alien Mini-Beasts'
Jan '14 
Children's Felting Craft Birthday parties. Sutton Coldfield and Knowle, West Midlands  
Oct '13 
Hobbycraft, Tamworth, West Midlands 
Knitting Demonstrations and Finger Knitting Lessons for Children
Jun '13 
Beech Street Primary School, Eccles, Manchester 
Arts Week Activities: Year 4 classes Paul Klee inspired Felted Portraits 
and Reception classes Monet's  Waterlilies Inspired Wall Hanging.
May '13 
House of Fairytales at Croft Castle, Herefordshire
Facilitated drop-in craft activities for children and families as part of Time Will Tell exhibition (curated by Meadow Arts) 
Apr '13 
Lichfield and Burntwood Libraries 
Children's Felted Easter Chick workshops
Derbyshire Schools Library Service - Dear SLS, Ilkeston and Ormiston Academy, Derbyshire
Mixed Media workshops over two days. The Dear SLS project involved 6 artists and 240 Year 2, 3 4 5 and 6 pupils from the area. 
Children's Felt-making Birthday parties. Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Mar '13 
Crich Tramway Museum, Derbyshire 
Felted Flower Workshop
Hobbycraft, Tamworth, West Midlands 
Felted Butterflies children's drop-in activity
Children's Felt-making Birthday parties. Yoxall, Staffordshire
Feb '13 
Bilston Craft Gallery 
Felted Purses (made using the resist technique) children's workshop
Mencap Family Fun Day, Dudley, West Midlands 
A variety of felting activities for children and young people with learning difficulties
Dec '12 
Children's Felt-making Birthday parties. Aldridge, West Midlands
Nov '12 
Children's Felt-making Birthday parties. Stoke on Trent and Solihull
Birmingham Children's Hospital 
Creative sessions with Young People in Mental Health wards. 
Oct '12 
Birmingham Children's Hospital 
Creative sessions with Young People in Mental Health wards. 
St Chad's Arts and Crafts Group, Wolverhampton, West Midlands 
Felted Beads and Jewellery workshop
Children's Felt-making Birthday parties. Lutterworth, East Midlands
Aug '12 
Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, West Midlands 
Felted Pictures: drawing with fibres
Jul '12 
Fuse Community Arts Festival, Lichfield Staffordshire 
Felted Snakes and Jewellery: children's drop-in sessions
Jun '12 
St Dominic's School, Brewood, Staffordshire 
Hundertwasser Inspired felting project. Year 7 and Year 11 students 
Pupil Referral Unit, Burton Upon Trent, East Midlands.
Creative Felting Sessions 
Hen Party Creative Activity, Derbyshire
Felted Portraits
Children's Felt-making Birthday parties. Burntwood, Staffordshire
May '12 
Libraries Adult Learners Week, Norton Canes, Staffordshire 
Felted Purses.
Cherry Orchard School, Worcester
Australian Themed Felted Pieces. School Arts Week Reception pupils
Children's Felt-making Birthday parties. Bridgenorth, West Midlands and Lichfield, Staffordshire
Apr '12 
Oakdene Day Centre, Burntwood, Staffordshire.
Felted Pictures workshop 
Mar '12 
The Spark, Lichfield, 
Hand Felted Beads and Jewellery
Adult Learning Sessions, Norton Canes Library, Staffordshire 
Felted Flower Brooches
Youth Art Forum, Wolverhampton Art Gallery 
weekly sessions- vessels and felted design pieces.
Feb '12 
The Spark, Lichfield, Hand Felted flower brooch workshop.
Felted Bags. Masterclass felting workshop Lichfield, Staffordshire
Jan '12 
Mental Health Group Borderland Voices, Leek Staffordshire 
Fun felting day
Dec '11
The Bridge Centre Short Stay School, Lichfield. 4 half day art enrichment sessions with students (aged 14-16) who have been withdrawn from mainstream school behavioural and or health reasons. 
Children's Felt-making Birthday parties. Stourbridge and Birmingham, West Midlands.
Nov '11 
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and St Mark's Primary School Stoke on Trent. Felting with a Roman theme. Yr 4 pupils, 5 days. Felted Roman socks and tunics.
Lichfield Embroiderers' Guild. Textile presentation.
The Spark, Lichfield. Hand felted Christmas Decorations workshop, 
Felted Cushions. Masterclass felting workshop
Oct '11
Arts and Health project at Penn Hospital, Wolverhampton. Working with older people suffering from dementia and other mental wellbeing issues. 7 enrichment sessions to nurture the patients' wellbeing, learn new skills and make felted artworks which will form the community contribution to the Joy of Making exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Feb - May 2012).
Lichfield and Burton on Trent libraries 
Felted Mini-beasts taster felt-making sessions (Family Learning Month activities). 
Children's Felting Birthday parties. Walsall and Birmingham, West Midlands.
Sep '11
Mental health groups Borderland Voices and ReThink, Staffordshire.
Felted landscapes inspired by Staffordshire Peakland scenery. 
START(Stafford Art Festival)
Drop-in family creative craft sessions 
Felted Handbag Masterclass, Lichfield.
The Spark, Lichfield. Wet Felted Flower Brooches, 
Aug '11
Bilston Craft Gallery
Fun Felted Doughnuts, children's art workshops, 
Walton Hall Special School, Stafford.
Felting sessions for summer holiday club (children with multiple learning difficulties and disabilities).
Children's Feltmaking craft Birthday parties. Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Jul '11
Centre for the Child, Birmingham Children's Library
Drop-in felted mini-beasts family session
Jun '11 

St Dominic's Independent School, Wolverhampton
 
Feltmaking for Hundertwasser art project. Yr7
Lichfield Artists Studios, Lichfield Staffs. 

Nuno feltmaking for adults. One day course.
Children's Craft Birthday parties & Hen Party Craft Activities, Staffordshire and West Midlands
May '11
Felted Flower Corsage workshop for Hen Party, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
Apr '11 
Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton Museums & Art Gallery 

Fantastic Felted pictures. Childrens' workshop

West Midlands Quakers 

Easter Feltmaking activities for families and children.
Bridal Felted flowers Masterclass, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Children's Craft Birthday parties. Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
Mar '11 
G8Way: Children's Disability Service, Stafford & Wolverhampton.
 Aim Higher Spring Party art activities for children with disabilities and learning difficulties 
Feb '11
Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton
 Activity Day for Disabled Children 

Magic Ball Felted Mini beasts and other fantasy creations
Feltmaking Birthday parties. West Midlands and Staffordshire. 
Jan '11
G8Way: Children's Disability Service, Tamworth Children's Centre
 Aim Higher Fun Day for children with disabilities and learning difficulties
Enrichment Day; Lichfield
 Felted Flowers & Jewellery 

 Dec '10
G8Way: Children's Disability Service, Cannock Children's Centre
Felting activities with children with disabilities and learning difficulties

Art Nation, (Audiences Central) Mander Shopping Centre, Wolverhampton
Arts Council England Art Outreach Project. 
Felted Christmas Stockings, Santas, Angels and other hand-made decorations. 
Children's Craft Birthday parties. Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Nov '10
Rolleston on Dove WI, Derbyshire
Christmas Stocking Workshop. 3D felting with a resist
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Introduction to Felt-making: Flowers, purses & beads Adult day course
The Friary School, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Feltmaking tution for Yr 12 Young Enterprise Project.Christmas stockings & decorations
Feltmaking Birthday parties. West Midlands and Staffordshire.
Oct '10
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Burntwood Library and Uttoxeter Library.Halloween themed Spooky Mini-Beasts activities.
Bilston Craft GalleryWolverhampton Museums & Art Gallery
2 half day sessions with Blind and Partially Sighted Adults.
Felted purses and table mats with dread-lock fringing.

Aug '10
Birthday party activity for all ages. Falkland Fife.
Felted flowers, beads and magic balls. Working with family groups.
Fishcross Primary School, Alloa.
Felting enrichment session for teachers and teaching support staff. Felted Doughnuts.
Walton Hall Special School, Stafford.
Feltmaking session with children with multiple learning difficulties and disabilities.
Resulted in a felted wallhanging for the school's multi-sensory room.
52 Weeks of Art: Erasmus Darwin Sculpture and Textiles Project
8 half day sessions with groups of adults and children from various community groups. Work exhibited as part of 'Life the Universe & Darwin' community exhibition.
Jul '10 
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Ward 7 Summer Arts Project. Felted Wallhangings. The Young People took a full part in the design and making of these artworks.
Jun-Aug '10
Midlands Art Centre (mac), Birmingham
Textiles Tutor for weekly adult Soft Jewellery classes.
Jun '10
St James C of E School, Derby
Mini-beasts and their habitat.Yr2 
St Dominic's Independent School, Wolverhampton
Colour & Design; Feltmaking for Hundertwasser art project . Yr7
Walsall Museum, Walsall, West Midlands.
Mini-Beasts; children's holiday art activities.
Bilston Craft GalleryWolverhampton Museums & Art Gallery
Felt a Coat for your Teddy Bear
May '10
Northfield Quaker Preschool , Northfield, Birmingham
Mini-beasts and their habitats. A day filled with sensory experiences.
Tamworth & Glascote Libraries, Tamworth, Staffs Felted Flower Corsages. Adult Learners Week Activities.
St Chad's Art Circle,Wolverhampton 
Outreach project for Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Six week course teaching a variety of art & textile techniques. Adult learners.
Feltmaking Birthday parties. West Midlands and Staffordshire.

Apr '10

Walsall Museum, Walsall, West Midlands
Easter Bunny Glove Puppets. Seamless felting workshop
Chasewater Innovation Centre
, Burntwood, Staffordshire
Felt a coat for your Teddy Bear and
Make your own Felted Mini-Beast
Feltmaking Birthday parties.
West Midlands and Staffordshire.
Feb '10
Manchester Metropolitan University,
Manchester.
Visiting tutor; 3D BTEC Higher National Diploma.  Visual research techniques & experimental 3D drawing sessions. Mixed media and found objects.
Wolverhampton Museum & Art Gallery,
Wolverhampton
Sculptural felt: Masterclass linked to "POP";Jan Haworth exhibition.
Feltmaking Birthday parties.
West Midlands and Staffordshire.
Nov '09

Wolverhampton Museum & Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
Sculptural Felt: Masterclass linked to POP Jan Haworth exhibition.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
Feltmaking Demonstrations in the
How Art is Made Gallery
Solihull College, Solihull
BTEC Higher National Diploma students. Visual research & Working with textiles & found objects.
Solihull Arts Complex, Solihull, West Midlands
Children's Saturday Art Club. Sessions linked to my own solo exhibition,
Close Encounters of a Frillip Moolog Kind 
Forest Oak Special School, Solihull, West Midlands 
Sculptural felt: working with felt & found objects,

Feltmaking Birthday Parties. West Midlands & Staffordshire
Oct '09
Hazel Oak Junior School, Solihull, West Midlands

Sculptural felt: working with felt & found objects,Yr 5&6 pupils
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
, Birmingham
Fantastic Textural Felting. 1 hour taster sessions linked to
Taking Time: Craft & the Slow Revolution

Tamworth Library, Tamworth, Staffs.
Make your own Felted Mini-beast. Drop in activity for the library's Environment Day
RSA Academy, Tipton, West Midlands 
Half Term Creative Feltmaking Day: Jewellery & Bags
Sep '09
South London Home Educating Families Group, London
Sculptural felt:
working with felt & found objects. Outreach workshops for my own solo exhibition
Krasif Aid, Aldridge, West Midlands.
Nuno feltmaking for adults. One day course.
Feltmaking Birthday Parties. West Midlands & Staffordshire

Aug '09
Chasewater Innovation Centre, Burntwood, Staffordshire
Felted Jewellery Holiday craft activities for teenagers.

Birmingham Children's Hospital
Four half day creative feltmaking sessions working with young people in mental health wards. Project managed by Playtrain. Work exhibited at Artsfest, Birmingham.
League Family Camp. John's Lee Wood, Leicestershire
Felted Flowers. Felting session for family groups; adults & children.
Jul '09
Walsall Creative Development Team: Disability Arts, West Midlands.
Felting activities during consultation day with young people from Walsall Youth Forum
Children's Centre, Burton upon Trent
Felted Flower corsages. Enrichment session for carers & parents of children with autism.
Lichfield Artists Studios, Lichfield Staffs.
Nuno feltmaking for adults. One day course.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Make your own hand felted creepy crawly. Workshop as part of Insect Week activities.
Jun '09
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent.
Mini-beasts on Safari. Workshop linked to gallery exhibition.
Uplands Junior School, Wolverhampton.
Textile Bird Project for school arts week.
May '09
Krasif Aid, Aldridge, West Midlands.
Bags & 3D Feltmaking. Adult day course.
Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton Museums & Art Galleries.
Hand Felted Jewellery. Family workshops.
Brockencote Hall, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire.
Textile Corsages. Adult workshop. 
Penn Hall Special School, Wolverhampton.
Sensory Snakes. Facilitated mixed media making and sensory session.
Apr '09
Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton Museums & Art Galleries.
Hand Felted Easter Bunny Glove Puppets. Family workshops.
Feb '09
Home Start, East Staffordshire Borough Council, Burton upon Trent.
Spring Family Tree. Creative workshop for families.
Jan '09
Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre. Workshops relating Bob & Roberta Smith exhibition. Modern Day Mottos & Common Sense with Attitude. Recycled materials and textiles.
Bedford
College, Bedford. Visiting tutor working with Foundation and National Diploma Textiles students.
Nov '08- Feb '09
Phoenix Nursery School and Christchurch C of E Nursery School, Wolverhampton
.
Mini-beasts. Wolverhampton Art Gallery outreach project.
Aug '08
Birmingham Children's Hospital (project managed by PlayTrain).
All About Me. Worked with young peopel in metal health wards. Work  exhibited as part of ArtsFest 08.
Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton Museums & Art Gallery.
Felted Bags Made over Stones.
Family workshops.
Burntwood Wakes Festival & Burntwood Art Festival, Lichfield District Council.
Felted Bags Made Over Stones and Magic Ball Felted Mini beasts.
Jul '08
Wirksworth Junior School, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
Firebird Window display project
for Wirksworth Festival. Yr 2 & 3
Sep '07- Jul '08
    
Model Village Primary School, Shirebrook, Derbyshire. 1 day per week.
Final large projects Superhero Wall hanging & Nuno Felted Den .
June '08
Hey-Diddle-Diddle
Pre-School Nursery, Chorley, Staffordshire.
Felted Dream Bouncers.
Feb '08
Burton-upon-Trent Library, East Staffordshire
Borough Council. 
Magic Felted Balls. F
amily workshop.
Dec '07
Making Space, Lichfield District Council. (Mental health support centres for adults.)
Felt making with a Christmas Theme
. 2 half day workshops.
Oct '07
Big Draw, Lichfield District Council. 
Experimental printmaking.
Jun- Jul '07
Borrowwood Junior School, Derby.Interactive Sensory Weather Pod. Felt making with year 3/4 children. Five
half day sessions.
Dec '06
Whittington Girl Guides, Staffordshire.
Textile Jewellery.
Nov '06
Lichfield Cathedral. All Saints' Fair. Make your own halo.
Early years drop-in session.
2001-2008
League Family Camp. John's Lee Wood, Leicestershire.
Feltmaking, jewellery from recycled materials and poi making.
Half day and two day workshops (children from 2yrs to adults).

May 2003
Chadsmead Primary School, Lichfield. Make your own felted snake. Years 3&4.