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.
- Vanessa Stone
- I am a cut paper artist and I live in Arlesey, Bedfordshire. I'm originally from a small village outside Salisbury - Winterslow - in Wiltshire. I use a scalpel (and scissors too) to cut into single sheets of paper that I then layer from behind to create bold and striking images of buildings and places, expressing my love of the English landscape and the natural world about me.
Sunday, 15 May 2016
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!