Elida Maiques

Visual Artist with a strong line in comics, Art Teacher

Bray, Ireland

Work Experience

Dun Laoghaire County Council

Panel Artist

Currently I am a panel artist for Dún Laoghaire County Council 2017-2018, developing and facilitating workshops around drawing and visual storytelling.
June 2017 - Present Dublin, Ireland

Marino College

Teacher

Teacher and of the Comic Book and Visual Storytelling course. Students are taught how to create and illustrate comic books.
September 2016 - Present

The Grainstore

Teacher

Teacher at the Comic Book Course - drawing, comics & graphic storytelling for teenagers.
September 2018 - Present

RADE

Teacher

Teacher at the Graphic Novel Workshop in RADE (Recovery through Art, Drama and Education)
September 2017 - Present

Instituto Cervantes

Artist

Live reading and collective drawing at Instituto Cervantes, Dublin, 2017
July 2017 - July 2017

Ballyfermot College Of Further Education

Teacher

Teacher of the module in "Narrative Rhythm & Page Layout in Comic Books"
May 2017 - May 2017

Freelance

Artist and Teacher

Artist at various workshops and events including:

Dublin in the Coming Times, live reading and workshop within Unesco/Dublin City of Literature project 2016

Helsinki Comix Festival, Helsinki, Finland, 2016 (live reading of comics, set as a public performance combining projected still images and animations, sound effects and live performance)

The Role of the Grid in the Rhythm of Comics, The Comics Lab, Dublin, Ireland, 2016 (talk)

Fighting Words (ongoing collaboration as an illustrator, as well as an animation and visual narrative teacher, since 2009)

Lingo Spoken Word Festival , Dublin, Ireland, 2015 (live drawing)
MindField 2011 (graphic narrative workshop)

Kings of Concrete 2010 (mural piece and graphic narrative workshop)
Greystones Theatre (animation workshop) 2010

Ennis Library (graphic narrative workshop) 2009
2009 - 2016

Double O Design

Translator and Editor

Translation and editorial work for Double O Design, a design and publishing company focused on bi-lingual school textbooks.
February 2004 - March 2009

Edible Bray

Community Gardener (volunteer)

December 2017 - Present Bray, Ireland

Education

Dorset College

Train the Trainer FETAC Certificate (distinction)

2010 - 2010

Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art, Design And Technology

Digital Media summer course in animation, film and video

2010 - 2010

Dublin City University

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (NCT Level 9)

Official School Of Languages, Valencia

5th Course in English (equivalent to English Proficiency) (distinction)

Casa De La Cultura, Mislata

Drawing and Painting Theory and Practice (studying under painter Juan Canales)

1999 - 1999

Wicklow County Council Heritage Office

Sustainable Gardening / Bioscaping

October 2019 - December 2019 Bray, Ireland

Languages

English (Fluent),
Spanish (Native),
Valencian (Fluent),

Skills

Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Live Drawing, Photoshop, Teaching, Workshops,

COMPETITIONS & AWARDS

Polen Magazine awarded Second Prize in the Best Printed Comic Book by ASOAGVAL, Graphic Industry Association of Valencia, 2016, Spain.

Second prize Bear Bikes art competition 2011, Dublin, Ireland

Short-listed for the International Alhondiga K.O. Cómics Competition 2010, Bilbao, Spain.