The collaged animals were created by children in years 3,4,5 and 6 in a series of workshops which I facilitated, I’ve then traced sing Adobe Illustrator and popped onto an illustrated background.
The piece has been commissioned by Taylor Wimpey and will be on permanent display in the Olympic Park (Stratford).
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!
A few lovely things made by children in my lessons on the Visual Arts Saturday School at Rosetta Art Centre……
Self portrait mono-type
Three colour Mono-type
Continuous line, left handed and timed drawings were taken to create an abstract Artwork from the gallery, these images were then traced to create a three colour mono type….
T-Shirt portrait prints
Students worked in a group to make a background pattern/ resist from collaged paper and masking tape which they screen printed onto their T-Shirt, then used a stencil created from a self portrait session to print over the background pattern…
I’ll be holding a third free workshop at Free Space Gallery tomorrow (4th November 2014), 11- 3 pm please come along and help colour in my Interactive Wallpaper….The workshop is completely free and the project is to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer through Art……I’m also told by participants that the workshops are hugely therapeutic!
Friday was my last ‘Stress Busting Colouring workshop’ at CGP Gallery, In which I have run six workshops altogether (one every Friday during the school Summer holiday period).
I created a new roll of Interactive Wallpaper for these workshops in which families have been dropping into the gallery to add their mark to……..What a wonderful few weeks it has been! the development has been mapped onto the wallpaper as it’s grown, becoming brighter, flamboyant and even chaotic in places….I LOVE IT!
Please keep an eye out as I have been discussing some exciting fundraising plans with the people at Beating Bowel Cancer this wallpaper is just the start.
I’d also like to say a huge Thank you to all of the adults and children who came along and contributed to the wallpaper, you really have brought it to life!
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So yesterday was my second Experimental Fashion Illustration class at Debut Contemporary Gallery – the next one will be on Wednesday 11th June and the classes will continue on the second Wednesday of every month (7-9pm)
Veronica Rowlands is a London based practising artist and experienced art teacher and tutor who enjoys making her lessons therapeutic and highly productive. Have you ever wanted to be taken out of your comfort zone with your drawing to create cutting edge Fashion Illustrations in a short space of time?
Now you can….. Veronica Rowlands is running Fashion Illustration classes at the Debut Contemporary Gallery in Notting Hill,(first one Wednesday 14th May, second 28th May and then one to follow on the second Wednesday of every month. You will be introduced to a range of media and taught different methods of drawing to two minute deadlines and at the end of the session use your new found drawing style to create a unique piece of artwork.
The tight time deadlines leave no time to dither, meaning that you will work from the subconscious. By the end of the session you will have created an artwork unique to you and your tastes.
Saturday is the last ‘Fashion & Character Illustration’ Class (8-11 year olds) at Rosetta Arts for this year – it has been an incredible ten weeks and the work created by the children so diverse.
I teach my students a process and see how they develop the concept into their own piece; this ten week project had to relate to a Fashion Drawing or a new character/super hero.
The images below were an experiment where the students painted a square piece of cotton with white gesso and then drew their characters onto the fabric using oil pastel and acrylic paints….since these photos have been taken I’ve taught them to sew and they’ve been using appliqué onto their Artworks.
We have now photographed all of their artworks from the ten week course and in the final lesson will heat transfer (using heat press) their best works onto tote bags – teaching them possible ideas for development and Surface decoration.