My first attempt at ceramics….bird tiles inspired from Vintage Doll attire and wallpaper….I’m rather happy with how the colours have come out!
On Friday I taught a one day workshop for 6 -14 year olds at CGP Gallery.
The theme was ‘Urban Wildlife’ – I started by getting the children to draw their school playground in fine-line pens, then make animals/creatures out of coloured paper and magazine imagery which they imagine visit their school during the School holidays and what they might get up to
Tea parties for foxes and squirrels came to mind…
Yes this was my version
This workshop planning is hard work 😉 ………..
This is one reason I love teaching children, they’re so creative and free!
So after months of labour and beading my 60x30inch artwork; ‘Scratch the Surface’ was ready to be exhibited……it was a stressful journey from Canary Wharf to Notting Hill by tube (not to mention the rain and wind when walking from stations) but I’m delighted to say it arrived un-damaged and in one piece; all ready for Debut Contemporary’s February Private View….I can’t wait to see her up!
‘Scratch the Surface’ 2014
Acrylic, ink, gesso and beading on canvas
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:
The next buzzing V.I.P night at Debut Contemporary is on August 7th (7-9pm), it’s always a wonderful event, buzzing with creativity, cocktails and DJ, you’ll also be able to view my most recent body of work along with the other talented Debut Artists working in a diverse range of mediums; remember to RSVP: