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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Paper weaving and intersection collages - Broadway Gallery family workshop

And here are the results of the workshop yesterday. Its a simple things - to weave paper in and out but great to teach hand eye co-ordination. Its also changes things spatially as colours recede and come forward. The ages of the workshop were from about five and up, with mums and dad's helping and helping their children to having a go too. The prepared sheets I made with water soluble stick colour brushed out onto sheets worked really well. It made me get some great ideas too and thats often the real joy of things like this - the creative impulse shared becomes such an enriching experience for everyone.  I have been struggling with the physical demand of adding so many colours to my cut paper collages and  using these coloured sheets might be a way forward for me.


Prepping up for a family drop in workshop....

I've had a busy Saturday afternoon prepping up for a family drop in event at the newly relaunched Broadway Gallery and Studio in Letchworth Garden City on Sunday 15th May. The workshop is linking to the current Richard Smith exhibition. Many of his marks are similar to weaving and splicing through so I thought it would be great to have some precut shapes to use along with some pre-prepared tectured sheets to cut from as well. The colours look so joyfully bold dont they!? Water soluable sticks and fadeless paper are shown here. It worked really well.....more piccies of work made tomorrow!