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.