Bette-Belle Blanchard
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Bette-Belle Blanchard

ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Bette-Belle Blanchard

ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a multidisciplinary artist and educator living, working, and making books in London. My work explores themes of folklore, flora and fauna, and the human body and experience. I have a keen interest in creative social engagement, and my creative practice also includes working with people from a variety of different backgrounds encouraging them to make and draw, primarily in the form of zines. I co-manage a creative platform known as Loose Knees, where we facilitate and document events such as parties and workshops. I have several independently produced and published zines for sale amongst the DIY scene in South East London.
Projects
  • Art&MIND
    Art&MINDA workshop designed to encourage conversation about mental health, using the process of zine making as a form of creative expression. The workshop was followed by a short discussion on art practice as therapy. Hand-outs were collaboratively put together by myself and Tommy Brentnall, as part of our collective 'Loose Knees'
  • The Golden Thread Project - Folk Beasts for All
    The Golden Thread Project - Folk Beasts for AllIn collaboration with @hartclublondon and @thegoldenthreadproject, myself and a group of artists were asked to create activities all about folklore and mythical creatures to be sent out to those in need.100 of these packs will be sent out for free via Hart Club's network of charities, supported studios, SEN schools, and food banks. My pack teaches the reader how to construct a simple paper marionette, based on the ye olde english character Reynard the Fox. This pack can be easily adapted into
  • Comic Club Jamboree - Drawing Challenge
    Comic Club Jamboree - Drawing ChallengeA commissioned workshop intended for a college/classroom, however was then developed for use as an online resource due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I developed this workshop for Camberwell College of Arts for use as part of the BA Illustration 'Audience and Visibility' module. "In this task we are generating stories through a process-led method of working - a process that is challenging. We are focusing on the production of content and ideas first, and to create as much work as possible with
  • The Lockdown Listen
    The Lockdown ListenLogo and promotional materials for the first episode of newly launched podcast 'The Lockdown Listen', produced by Nada Smiljanic and Femi Oriogun-Williams. Link to listen: https://soundcloud.com/thelockdownlisten
  • Lil' Wong Bakes
    Lil' Wong BakesVisual Identity and Logo Design. (Featured menu and loyalty card ideas by graphic designer Sarah Wickings)
  • All Centre
    All CentreArt Direction for All Centre All Centre is a London based record label managed by Robert Venning. I create original artworks for each release, inspired by the sounds produced by each artist. The images are designed to be eye catching and easy to read as small thumbnails. The drawing technique I used to produce these is based on a restrictive process, in which I draw against the edges of rulers and use unpredictable materials and processes. https://allcentre.bandcamp.com/
Work history
    Another Studio logo
    Another Studio logo
    Studio ManagerAnother Studio
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Managing the day-to-day of a small South-East London based design studio: - Liaising with clients and and customers, with a commitment to top quality customer service at all times. - Daily reviewing and management of our resources to ensure a steady workflow. - Management of incoming and outgoing stock, including product assembly and quality control. - Assisting with proof-reading, copywriting, photoshoot set-up and prop-making. - Working as part of our team to ensure our systems are efficient and up-to-date. - Overall exercising dedication to our team to ensure the business runs smoothly and successfully.
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    Freelance Arts Workshop Facilitator(Various)
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Notable Clients include: Tate Britain, Camberwell College of Arts, Goldsmiths University, Grrrl Zine Fair, Art Clubbers Co-ordinating and facilitating drop-in style and group taught workshops as designed by myself and other employers. - Encouraging and assisting children, young people and adults through the process of zine-making, and other creative skills. - Assisting with preparations before the event e.g. arrangement of materials access and preparing documents for print. - Completing preparations, including social media promotion, to tight deadlines before events.
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Skills
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Customer Service
  • Digital Print
  • Book Arts
  • Printmaking
  • Social Media Management
  • Adobe Software
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Workshop Design
Education
    Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) logo
    BA IllustrationCamberwell College of Arts (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Awarded with First Class Honours.