So my latest series ‘Vintage Dolls’ are coming along beautifully…..i’m having a great time re-interpreting the Vintage Wallpaper patterns from the Geoffrye Museum using a new colour palette and masking tape as a resist (takes me back to my university days as a textile student) it’s hugely exciting to be able to combine my Surface Pattern knowledge with my fine Art paintings….
I’ve been using collage onto certain pieces and they’re becoming rather surreal……documented the development below:
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.
I absolutely love this colourful, naively drawn artwork created by a year 5 student in my afterschool Mixed Media Art workshop; the students have been drawing a selection of vintage and modern toys from different angles, first using oil pastels, next fluorescent acrylic paints and next week adding in more detail using intricate collage techniques to depict detail, so we will be using a range of processes and skills learned onto one piece for a number of weeks: