Monday, 23 February 2009

Indian Block Printing

Last week we had a block printing workshop in the studio and here are some photos of the activities.

We were using forma-foam blocks impressing various textures into them after warming with an iron then using acrylics printing onto paper and fabrics.

Valerie is a fine artist, she impressed a dolls face into her forma-foam block. Her work is about memory some of it childhood. Some of the images were quite spooky and dream-like.

Jane, an art teacher wanted to gain new ideas to teach her students but found herself hooked on printing images of her own hand. The pieces became quite bold and could have sent many messages.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Art Felt Workshop

Here's a few images from the Art Felt workshop with Marietta Alker the weekend before last. the pieces the students created were absolutely lovely.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Brilliant Buttons

Started the new year fantastically with Inspired by Klimt. Made me feel alive again to to be teaching and exchanging ideas with lovely enthusiastic students. sorting through my camera and cleaning out dodgy looking photos i can across some shots i took a month ago of Brilliant buttons workshop. We did a mixture of mixed media and stitched buttons, some painted some not. i have a button making machine but i think the nicest ones are the painted self covering buttons, the blanks you can get in any haberdashery shop.
This is a collection of my experiments with button and badge making machines

Jenny and Penny's mixed media buttons.

i would like to experiment more with button making but time gets in the way!!!