Beautiful hand collaged birds created by 7 & 8 year olds in a recent workshop I facilitated for a large-scale commission piece.
I am now tracing the drawings on Illustrator (40 of them by hand) to create a large composition print which will go up in a public space (I’ll reveal all after next Wednesday).
But I just think the children’s work looks so lovely and the crisp lines created from tracing give them a really graphic, clean edge..I’m so happy and excited by the unfolding results!
Every Saturday (until next week as we finish for the year) I teach Art on the Saturday school programme for Newham based 8-12 year olds at Rosetta Art Centre.
We’ve had a fantastically rich six months, covering ceramics, drawing, painting techniques, mixed media, ceramics and last Saturday had splendid results; we worked as a team and painted large-scale Aboriginal inspired animals onto a banner.
I think it looks fantastic…
Drapery, pattern, creases and shadow for my class tomorrow…I do get carried away making example sheets…
Abstract pattern design inspired by Gunta Stoltz …I got carried away starting a demonstration for my yr8 students….
I was thrilled at being approched by the inspirational Art Magazine CreativPaper for a feature on my Art work
Do have a look, this magazine is great!
I was completely choked up by some of the students messages in my leaving card, it’s such an amazing feeling knowing that you’ve been successful in your teaching:
I’m back in my hometown of Bristol for a few days over Easter….with a pile of admin…………..
Today I thought I’d escape the paperwork and run through some new ideas I wish to try out for future Art classes; so I invited some friends around to have a trial lesson run through.
The students started with a one minute continuous line drawing and went on to create a series of works using oil pastel and a final large scale drawing using pastel, ink and collaged paper and photographs.
Unfortunately being away from home I have limited resources so we had to run through with ink pastels and coloured paper/magazine articles (in my lessons there’s a vast selection of inks paints as well).
Teaching always leaves me feeling most inspired; advising people helps develop my own thoughts and concepts as well as seeing how my students interpret tasks using their own, unique handwriting.
A great start to the day!
Matrioshka Dolls were the subject matter for the initial drawings (two minute continuous line drawings with a further ten minutes to colour and finalise).
Students proceed to invent their own characters taking inspiration from previous drawings and techniques learnt
Finalised Illustration created using Oil pastels, collaged photographs and previous drawings as print.