Lorena Carbajal - Lead Artist Educator & Founder
Lorena is a specialist art educator and professional artist with over 10 years of experience gained teaching Art to children of all ages and abilities. Working in independent and state schools in the UK and Argentina, she studied Visual Arts with Art Teaching Training specialising in primary and secondary school at the National University of San Juan, Argentina. She has also earned an MA in Fine Art (Art & Space) with Distinction from Kingston University, London. Lorena has recently completed an MA in Art & Design in Education, at the Institute of Education, University College London and was awarded a Distinction for her Dissertation. She has been a Tutor at the Faculty of Philosophy Humanities and Arts at the National University of San Juan, Argentina, for their Art Teaching Training Pogramme for Primary and Secondary Education.
Lorena has developed Art and Education projects for various institutions, including TATE Gallery, Aardman Animation, Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Francis Crick Institute, Orleans House Gallery, Queen Mary University of London, The Centre of the Cell, Samuel Johnson's House and the V&A Museum (where she currently works as a Learning Facilitator). She has also worked for numerous Primary and Secondary Schools in London and the South East. She has won various awards, among them an UNESCO-Aschberg ‘study residency’ at IMMA, Dublin during 2005/6 and August 2009.
Her real enthusiasm for creative arts helps her to run inspiring and colourful workshops in a positive environment where children can experiment, explore and develop their artistic talents. With first class communication skills, she builds relationships at all levels with children, teachers and parents.
Born in San Juan, Argentina, Lorena moved to the UK in 2001 and has continued to display her work in solo and group exhibitions in Argentina, Spain, the UK, Ireland, Finland, Germany and Hungary. Her work combines mixed-media, installation, video, photography and collage.
Lorena has a current and valid DBS certificate. She also has Public Liability Insurance as a freelance Artist.
Lorena is a member of:
NSEAD (National Society for Education in Art & Design)
SAPERE (Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education - Philosophy for Children)
a-n The Artist Information Company
Arts Award Discovery & Explore Adviser -Trinity College London