Meet the New Art and Design Teaching Fellows
We are delighted to welcome three new teachers to our talented Art and Design team.
If you are interested in Animation, Sculpture or Photography - you might get to meet and work with the below new faces during your Short Course.
Introducing (Left to Right):
Pepe Gomez, Teaching Fellow in Animation Pepe is a graduate of University of Creative Arts, Farnham (2016) where he also supported students in their own animation projects. He is also a freelancer, creating animations for Sky Sports, Royal Ascot and The 6 Nations rugby tournament
David Haslam, Teaching Fellow in Sculpture and Animation David is an artist and currently working as Artist in Residence at Fettes College. He is a graduate of ECA (2015) in Sculpture, continuing his own practice, working and exhibiting as an artist throughout the UK.
Scott Hunter, Teaching Fellow in Photography Scott recently graduated from the Masters programme at ECA with a postgraduate degree in MFA Contemporary Art Practice (2023). He is a visual artist and photographer.
My name is Pepe Gomez, I am a 2D digital animator. My main interest is character animation, I've always had an interest in nonverbal communication, I like to explore facial expression and body language to make my characters as complete, deep and believable as possible.
I will be teaching the course "Introduction to Digital animation". The focus of the course will be on exploring Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, and learning the basic skills and knowledge of those softwares in order to produce an animated short film
Feel free to explore some of my past projects and I can't wait to see what you're going to create as a result of taking a Short Course.
I am an artist living and working in Edinburgh. I am originally from Derbyshire, and after starting an education route in architecture, I unexpectedly moved into art. In 2012 I came to Edinburgh to study Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art (graduated in 2015) and have stayed here ever since.
My art practice is about perception and how we experience and encounter the world around us. Place/location also plays a big role in my work, whether that be the site of the artwork itself or another place presented through secondary means, such as photographs or sound recordings.
Through my work, I present situations which relate to real places or objects. These situations intend to challenge people to consider their own ideas about what something is and why they think so. I am interested in the relativity of our individual perceptions and through my work try to take us out of our own shoes to realise this.
Since graduating I have continued my art practice alongside full-time work. I have previously worked at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh and currently work at the National Gallery of Scotland and am Artist in Residence at Fettes College in Edinburgh. I am very much looking forward to taking up my role as Teaching Fellow in Sculpture and Architecture at the Centre for Open Learning. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Art Education, and find teaching and working with students extremely rewarding and a privilege to have the opportunity to share my enthusiasm and knowledge about art with others.
Scott Hunter is an environmental artist holding an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Edinburgh College of Art. He explores the impact of industrial activities on landscapes by combining photography, scientific processes, and ecological research. Hunter co-founded the SYNTHESIS exchange programme that supports innovative photographers in Scotland and Japan.
His educational contributions include workshops and teaching roles with Street Level Photoworks, Redeye The Photography Network, Stirling Photography Festival, and Mt Rokko International Photo Festival.