"A fun and educational experience that has definitely had a positive impact on my work as an artist. Lady Kitt shared their expertise on being a professional artist plus spent time with each of us individually supporting our unique practice... so much care and thought were put into making the residency!"
Anya Bliss, Artist, NWIAP residency
"Great facilitator, very relaxing and fascinating technique"
Participant at Headway Arts, Creative Cafe
"Beautifully facilitated and absolutely necessary"
Social Practice Surgery"
Workshop, NECP Case for Culture Annual Forum
"All I can say is Amazing! Thank you Lady Kitt"
Mark Gardner, Director of "FuckUp Nights" Newcastle
Shonagh Short, Artist, NWIAP residency
"I’ve been a participant in several of Lady Kitt’s workshops and hope to join in with many more! Their approach to working with a group is the most comforting and reassuring I know, Kitt instantly puts everyone at ease in their own super special way, so that the true creativity and fun can begin to flow. I always come away having learnt something about myself. "
Alix Collingwood-Swinburn, Durham University
Kitt has been working in a socially engaged practice for 11 years. They have undergone extensive facilitation training and has developed & delivered facilitation training for other practitioners/ organisations. Kitt has delivered workshops, talks and training for many organisations and institutions including Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham Universities, The BBC, ELI (USA), Liverpool Medical Institute and Royal Central School For Speech and Drama.
Links to projects focused on facilitation:
The Archive of Friendship
Relevant training / qualifications undertaken by Kitt:
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety,
NCH: Protection Awareness: working with vulnerable people,
HAPA: Integrating Students With Additional Needs,
4 day facilitation training with Bigfoot Arts In Education
Bookings- Kitt is available to run series or one off workshop / talks/ performance lectures with venues or groups (including children and young people). Kitt charges a-n and Artist Union England recommended rates, plus travel and materials.
Current Talks / performance lectures / workshops suitable for a conference setting:
* Mess Making As Social Glue- commoning through uncommon craft
* Social Practice Surgery- understanding Mess Fatigue, developing resilience and resources for social art practitioners
* Plenty Up Top- Street art you can have a chat with, a gallery on my head
* I am a Nasty Women- global experiments in art and activism
Kitt can be booked for a variety of workshops including:
Paper Art Taster / Master Class:
Sessions can focus on scalpel cutting, scissor and folding methods, 3D sculpting, for example
"Paper art headdress making for queer chimera and drag deities ".
Intro to basic techniques techniques
Craftivism- intro to art and activism
Creation of a collaborative piece of street art with a group over several workshops
Plenty Up Top-Street art you can have a chat with, a gallery on my head- performance and interaction in street art
Introduction to Drag King-ing:
The Look: make up, hair, clothes, packing and safe binding
The Character: names, character development, man spreading?
The Performance: themes, sound track, showcasing your pre existing skills, basic performance techniques, Lip Sync-ing, dealing with nerves, the big climax (of a performance).
Lip Sync Master Class
(2-3hrs) Includes vocal exercises, non- vocal exercises, physical theatre and ridiculous games. to encourage and expand skills and interest in the wonderful discipline of the Lip Sync!