Today I took brought along a number of objects for people to use as ideas for shapes to cut out to then use in a new collage, instead of choosing random pictures and papers. These were some of the items.
Some people chose one item to cut multiples. Some people chose more than one item and then composed collages with the cut out shapes.
Some cut out shapes took on new lives
Any of these pictures here would look amazing framed. What do you think?
So many people say they ‘can’t’ draw or ‘do art’. Using colours and shapes makes us see everyday objects in different ways.
Henri Matisse was famous for his cut out art
Being creative helps the mind ‘play’ and frees us from ‘formal’ ideas of what we may think ‘art is’. A creative mind is a healthy mind and there is plenty of research to prove this.
Next week we will be following up on Julia Swarbricks’ workshop by doing more printing and using some of our new found skills to make printing blocks and printing with them.
This week we have been working with the talented artist Julia Swarbrick.
The theme for Julia’s workshop was travel, holidays and the seaside
We started off by folding long pieces of lovely thick printing paper in to a concertina shape with a fold at the bottom of the paper to create a ‘pocket’ for placing prints, photographs etc inside the books
The next stage was to make book covers .
Then add coloured string to the inside the book to tie it together
After making the book we drew and cut out foam to create printing plates to print images for adding inside the books
Then roll out the ink and print the plates.
Two of the finished book.
Other books went home while the prints dried out, these will be added to the books at home.
Junes seahorse book
Thank you very much Julia. A lovely and informative workshop.
We are looking forward to seeing you again soon to share the ‘Wakes Week’ and Central Station memories that we spoke about today with people at Memory Lane Cafe.
Thank you also to LeftCoast for funding us, all the fantastic volunteers at Memory Lane Cafe for hosting today’s workshop and the participants who make all these workshops such a success. Really super work again.
Julia is undertaking a project about ‘Wakes Weeks’ and we welcome any more information memories or photographs about these traditional holidays and about Blackpool Central Train Station which was the main stop off point for visitors.
Julia is undertaking a project about ‘Wakes Weeks’ and we are going to be sharing our memories and information with her about this subject and about Blackpool Central Station.
We have been funded by LeftCoast to undertake this workshop
Friday Art Club this week we made collages
I didn’t manage to take a photo of all the lovely cakes made by New Revoe Residents Association – all went down very fast. Thank you so much to Angie, Suzanne and all the fantastic team
Fantastic work everyone!
Next week we are making 3D collages from a still life.
Our first Friday Art Club at Ibbison Community Center.
Thank you to everyone who attended despite the cold weather.
Easing our group in with paper flower making we had a great time and lots of laughter. Brilliant.
Looking forward to next weeks collage session. The following week will be 3D collage from a still life.