KELLY CHAPMAN Kelaoke
An art teacher by trade, Kelly Chapman (@kelaoke) has been creating and teaching art for over twenty years. Having worked in the UK for a number of years, teaching courses in printmaking, sculpture and mixed media, those courses sparked a real interest in working with tactile materials.
Since returning to Australia, Kelly has continued to teach kids with profound disabilities, assisting students aged four to eighteen in developing their creative and technical skills across multiple disciplines. "Working with people who have multi-sensory needs and hearing/vision impairments has further developed my awareness and love for tactile materials."
These days, when Kelly is not teaching or hanging out with her beautiful family, you can find her playing with shapes and collages, weaving, knotting and making jewellery.