Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Paper Poppies & landscapes at Norfolk Creative Arts!

Just last Sunday I had the chance to run a workshop at Norfolk Creative Arts at Grimston. It had been in the pipeline for quit a few months. there had been a delay running it as my sister had died unexpectedly and I loved too - so a few things had to be postponed at the beginning of the year. It was great to get to the date and run the course. A day's workshop is always lovely as there is mych more time to relax into the learning. Its always a very social day too - lots of chattering and laughter. I hadn't been to Norfolk Creative Arts before. Its a fantastic settling - only 40 miles to Cromer so I was aching to head there afterwards but thought that will have to wait til next time! There is a wonderful dining room with hanging wall space, along with a huge, brightly lit classroom with two large tables. Its such a difference when there is a good space and light to work in. Papercutting can be very concentrated so plenty of light is essential.

You can see below the pieces that were made on the day. We started with the poppies and then started to work on more complex pieces. The poppies looked so beautiful. I'd love to do another poppies workshop in the future - celebrating the two wars but also as a personal piece of art for any remembrance or loss. 

The workshop was a real treat for me to do too. I look forward to being able to visit again and run some more paper-y cutting workshops again in the near future. A great place to visit and make and create.

There was collage on the day too - I love it when people come on the workshops and the creative juices flow into making pieces that develop on from paper cutting. Just look at this iridescent butterfly collage! 

Simpler pieces were made that were lovely in their elegance and blockier shapes.......

And other more complex pieces were emerging from the paper on the day too.....