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Katy MacLeod

Head of Faculty of Arts

Katy MacLeod was brought up in a large family from the Scottish Highlands. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh after studying Drawing & Painting simultaneously with History of Art. After a year as a Royal Scottish Academy scholar in Florence, Italy, and convinced that one day she would live overseas again, Katy returned to Edinburgh to study a PGDE in Primary and Secondary Art & Design, deciding that the best way to address Picasso’s challenge on how to remain an artist when you have grown up was to get a proper job and become an Art teacher!

Three schools later, including a rewarding yet challenging time spent working in a community school in one of Scotland’s most deprived areas, a series of fortunate events led to her arrival in Prague in August 2013 – a city which captivated, and continues to indulge her interests in scenography, film, architecture and the Arts. 
Delighted to join the staff at ECP, Katy has a broad range of educational experiences having worked in primary, secondary and adult Art education. A passionate advocate for the Arts, and experienced in developing artistic and cultural departmental profile, she is familiar with the challenges of managing exhibitions, festivals and projects on a variety of scales, with a range of target audiences and stakeholders. She maintains strong interests in current Arts education practice, and is a contributing member of the International Society for Education through Arts, IJADE conferences, and the National Society for Art & Design Education.