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.
We began preparing for the glass art workshop with glass artists Colette Halstead
Using glass pieces and paints
We used these and other examples to give the participants a taste of the kind of work they could make during the workshop.
Before we started the glass was set out for people to look at and work with
Some of the examples used at the workshop
and the microwave oven ‘Hot Pot’
Colette showing the participants how to make brooches from cut glass pieces
making brooches with one in the ‘Hot Pot’
Then on to larger pieces of glass.
One with the Revoe logo design using a hand cut stencil by Mr Dee when we prepared for the workshop. Design logo courtesy of Lyn and David Butterworth.
Suzanne making her coaster
We also had the glass paints to create designs with on to the glass.
Everyone had a fantastic time with Colette today.
Thank you to everyone who took part we will be returning the fired work to everyone in the next two weeks .
Here are the fired brooches ready for the brooch pins to be attached
Here are some of the participants with their finished/ fired pieces
We have received great feedback for this workshop and would very much like to invite Colette back next year. Thank you to everyone who asked ‘When is Colette coming back? ‘ and filled in our feedback sheets.
We work with Shabby2Chic because they support people in our community to achieve their aims of finding skills and employment. Through Sandra’s dedication to recycling and supporting the people most in need in the community to make Blackpool a better place to live and work.
We recently worked with Sandra on workshops with young people who produced the following ‘Shabby chic’ items. We could not post until now as one item was made for a wedding present.
Before during and after images