EDUCATION: Kutenai Art Therapy Institute [2013- 2015] Graduate Diploma; Art Therapy
Goldsmiths College, University of London [2002-2005] Honors Bachelor of Arts; Fine Art and History of Art. 2.1
WORK EXPERIENCE heART space and online courses at www.kateleppard.com [September 2015 - Current] - Designed and facilitated online groups, fb community and one to one art therapy sessions. Developed marketing and evaluation tools.
McKim Cottage [January 2015 – April 2015] Practicum placement - Designed and facilitated a weekly Art Therapy group in a Crisis/Stabilization residential treatment center for adults with mental illness.
Women’s Art Therapy Group [January 2015 – April 2015] Practicum placement - Designed, co-facilitated and evaluated a 2-hour weekly insight orientated women’s art therapy group conducting intake assessments, goal-setting, and catering to the needs of each individual, with the goal of integration and change.
Clubhouse [January 2014-April 2015] Practicum placement - Co-facilitated a 2-hour weekly art therapy open studio for adults with mental illness.
Bigby Artists [October 2015 – April 2015] Practicum placement - Co-facilitated a weekly Art group for adults with developmental disabilities. - Conducted research for graduate major project, “Art Therapy Activities for Adults who are Differently-Abled”.
Child/Adolescent Individual Art Therapy [January 2015 – April 2015] Practicum placement - Working one-on-one provided Art Therapy for individual clients. - Conducted intake assessments with clients and parents, set goals and evaluated progress.
Selkirk Transitional Training Program [September 2013-April 2014] Practicum placement - Co-facilitated, designed and recorded the progress of a group of adults with developmental disabilities - Conducted research for graduate major project, “Art Therapy Activities for Adults who are Differently-Abled” Land-based Learning Apprenticeship [August 2010-August 11] Embercombe (UK) - Designed, facilitated and evaluated education programs for 4-18 year olds and adults (ranging from 2 hour workshops to 6 day residential programs) based on nature awareness; growing vegetables; fire making, shelter building, water,craft and foraging; interactive theatre and art making. - Implemented a successful marketing campaign through designing and producing a leaflet, writing a monthly education blog and attending events to promote educational work. - Inducted, supported, trained and managed volunteers.
Art Teacher and Learning Mentor [September-December 2008] Kensington and Chelsea Pupil Support Service (UK) - Taught art to 11-16 year olds with emotional behavioral difficulties and young offenders with constant liaison with relevant staff members.
Education Project Officer [July 2006-December 2007] FBA and Mall Galleries (UK) - Developed, managed, taught and evaluated the UCre8 program in North London, aimed at disadvantaged 5-18 year olds, to promote creativity and personal expression through art and the Primary Schools Program.
Young Refugee Activity Leader and Assistant [September 2005-September 2006] Newham Community Renewal Program - Led art and assisted with dance and drama workshops with refugee and asylum seeker children aged 4-12.
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: March onwards One to one therapy sessions, Thailand/Online November 2015 Women's Art Therapy Workshops, Toronto, Canada Mar 13 onwards Women's healing sessions facilitator, Thailand/Canada Sept – Oct 12 Women's circles facilitator, Koh Phangan, Thailand March 12 Expressive art facilitator. With parents and children, India Sept 11 onwards Individual dreamwork and nature based/medicine work sessions. With adults in NZ, Thailand, Turkey Sept 11 Dream circle facilitator, Macedonia Feb – July 11 Women's circles co-facilitator, Embercombe, UK Mar – July 11 Forest Art Leader, Forest Schools & Home Schools Facilitator, Embercombe, UK June – Mar 10 Drawing together, dreaming together Facilitator, Auroville, India June – Nov 09 Art workshop leader, Chutri, Tamil Nadu. Led creative activities for village children in India Sept - Dec 08 Artist Researcher, Mall Galleries, London, UK. Interviewed Artists and collated data for an Online Database Sept 08 Art workshop leader, Painting in Hospitals, London, UK. Led 3 art workshops for 6-11 year olds on health and well being resulting in a published Christmas card. July 08&09 Art Workshop Leader, WOMAD festival. Children’s Workshop using recycled materials to create a garden. (age 4-14) April 08 Art Workshop Facilitator, Auroville, India. Womens art workshop (Adult) Aug 07 Art Workshop Leader, Brixton Urban Green Fair. Children’s Permaculture June 07 Classroom volunteer, TARU. Art educational project in schools promoting recycling and regeneration through carnival, arts and play. (Primary) June 06 Artist Educator, Cleves Primary School, Newham, UK. 1 week Artist Residency focusing on Refugee issues for KS1 and 2. March 06 Art Facilitator, Rural Institute for Women, Indore, India. Creating tribal art with rural young women. (14+) Sept 05 Art Workshop Leader, Festival of Life. Making a mural with children 2-12
- Leppard, Kate (2015). Art Therapy Activities for Adults who are Differently-Abled. Kutenai Art Therapy Institute.
-Mindful Art Therapy course, American Art Therapy Association 2016 - Professional Member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association 2015 - Current -Shaun McNiff ‘Imagination in Action Workshop’ 2015 -Carl Jung Society member 2015 - Student member of the American Art Therapy Association 2015 - Current -CATA Conference 2014 -Universal Healing Tao Tantra Facilitator and Chi Gung Instructor 2013 -Dreamwork with Toko-pa (2013 & 2015) - Thangka Painting (2012) - Level 3 Agama Yoga (2012) - Awakening Aphrodite (2012) - Level 1 & 2 Agama Yoga (2012) - Forest Schools Practitioner Award (2011) - 72 hour Permaculture Design Course (2008) - Non Violent Communication (2008) - From Favela to the World – Training Forum with AfroReggae (2007) - Artsaward leader in Bronze and Silver (2006)
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