At CSVPA our lecturers are all practising artists, designers and practitioners, with UK and International experience. Meet some of our Art & Design Foundation Staff below.
Art & Design Foundation Staff
Andrew Luetchford Lecturer in Visual Studies and Life Drawing
In addition to being a Visual Studies and Life Drawing tutor at CSVPA, Andrew is also a Practising Painter and print-maker.
Ann Sun Lecturer in Illustration & Visual Studies
Ann has a Masters degree in Children's book illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, and a BA(Hons) in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University.
Ann's illustration work has been exhibited at the Cheltenham illustration awards, The Ronald Seale Annual Awards in the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge, D&AD Design Awards 2008, "STRAVAGANZA"and at the Illustration Cupboard in London. She has been shortlisted and won highly recommended at the Cheltenham illustration awards, and has won runner up at the Ronald Searle Annual Award.
Her first book was published by Oxford University Press in 2011, as well as working freelance with Usbourne Publishing House, Jumped-up Games and many more since 2008.
Ben Maughan Lecturer in Moving Image
Ben is a lecturer in Moving Image on the Art & Design Foundation Programme at CSVPA. Prior to this he Studied Animation at the University of Creative Arts in Surrey specialising in stop-motion animation. He has also worked as a freelance model maker at Complete Fabrication before joining CSVPA. In addition to teaching he is currently also working for an independent production company.
Cassandra Bradnack Lecturer in Applied Craft
Cassandra is a practicing Ceramicist specialising in porcelain slipware design. She studied MA Arts Management at Anglia Ruskin University and BA Design Crafts at DeMontfort University where she focused her creativity in Ceramics and Glass.
Christa Barraquias lecturer in Fashion
Christa is a lecturer in Fashion on the CSVPA Art & Design Foundation and Pre-Foundation programmes.
Issam Kourbaj Lecturer in Fine Art
Issam is a sculptor, painter and theatre designer based in Cambridge. He studied in Damascus under the well-known Syrian artist Fateh Moudarres, before completing his training in St Petersburg and London. Issam also has an MA in Architecture.
Some of his work is in the collections of the Department of Middle East and the Department of Prints & Drawings of the British Museum; he has exhibited on three continents.
Since 1989 he has lived in Cambridge and is now a Bye-Fellow at Christ's College and Artist in Residence there. For the past five years his work has drawn inspiration from the world of science.
Kat Hunter Lecturer in Craft and Make-up
Kat is a practising jewellery designer with a background in make-up and special effects for theatre and television. She is trained in specialist casting and prosthetic production specifically working with resin, foam and silicone.
Kat has also been a practicing jeweller for 8 years with a speciality as a jeweller is in small scale silver fabrication in combination with resins and recycled materials.
Louise Flory Lecturer in Fashion
Louise is an experienced designer/pattern cutter/maker with a diverse international background that includes industrial experience designing for John Lewis and House of Fraser and the creation of individually crafted garments for specialised outlets, whilst living in the Netherlands and Belgium
Mandy Davies Kent lecturer in Graphics & Illustration
Mandy is a lecturer in Graphics & Illustration on the CSVPA Art & Design Foundation Programme.
Paul Morgan Lecturer in Interior Product Design and Architecture
Paul is a lecturer in Interior Product Design and Architecture at CSVPA. When not teaching, Paul is also a experienced designer/maker of handmade contemporary furniture.
Renata Grant Course Leader for Foundation
A practising photographer for 15 years, Renata has worked both commercially as a commissioned photographer and extensively with young people of all backgrounds in finding outlets for their expressive/creative urge.Renata has an MA in Photographic Studies, she is also a founder member of the MAPS collective which regularly exhibits in the East of England. Her mixed media work upon environmental themes was nominated for the Citibank Photography Prize.
Richard Bray Lecturer in Photography and Sculpture
Richard is a widely exhibited and commissioned sculptor with an MA in Fine Arts, ARBS. He recently co-operated with scientists to produce work for the Wellcome Trust Genome campus. He teaches Photography, Sculpture and Contextual Studies at CSVPA.
Richard Herzog Lecturer in Research and Study Skills
Richard Herzog is a Lecturer in Research and Study Skills at CSVPA
Stephen Reed Lecturer in Product Design
Stephen's designs have appeared in international exhibitions, books and magazines. Nominated for the Young Designer of the Year in 2006. Completed a commissioned permanent exhibition for London's Somerset House.
Suzanne Allen Lecturer in Theatre Arts
After studying Theatre Costumes at Wimbledon School of Art in 1987, Suzanne has worked for a variety of Ballet, Opera, Theatre and Dance companies in London and abroad (including the BBC and Royal Opera House) as a Wardrobe Mistress, Wardrobe Supervisor, Freelance Costumier, Milliner and Wigmaker.