I spent a lovely Saturday facilitating a family picnic day at the Whitworth Art Gallery….yes an indoor picnic complete with blankets and baskets! Families bring their own picnic and create Art as a family- such a lovely idea! The workshop I delivered was inspired by the Beyond Borders exhibition.
My daughter Ruby loved the picnic idea, preferring to do an umbrella dance rather than than the workshop!
I had a lovely morning at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. A group of talented adults came along for a wood block printing workshop…
We started off by making a rubber stamp using japanese wood carving tools…
We then moved on to work with plywood…the results and the atmosphere of the workshop was so experimental and creative. I`m afraid these photos I quickly took don`t do the work justice. I hope to be back at the Royal Exchange again soon it was such an inspiring place to be creative in.
I`ve been working with a group of young people since October…the young people had such lovely ideas and their designs were so beautiful! We worked on creating a three-dimensional piece to include all of the group members designs, so as the piece represented the group, which they named, ‘ Teens Go Wild.’ The piece is now on display at Walkden Health Centre brightening up their foyer!
These are the things the group members said when asked what they liked most about the group…my favourite is, ‘walking in the park in crunchy green grass’ and ‘Fabulouse’ !
I have spent the last couple of Saturdays at the Haworth Gallery and Rosendale Museum, having lovely afternoons making these miniature rooms…here are a few of my favourites…including happy robots, ghosts, blue dogs there was no limit to the imagination that was used! Thanks to everyone who came along.
Rosendale Museum is a cabinet of curiosities- AMAZING! and so inspiring.
Haworth Gallery is equally as inspiring with so many stories behind the gallery…
I don`t know whether you read my last post, but the artist has kindly sent me some images to show her progress. I`m SO excited to blog about this, I can`t believe how AMAZING it looks! To see more of this artists` work you can visit her blog here
Look carefully it took me a while to see the tiny paper boat drifting down the stream…apparently it`s not quite finished, so hopefully i`ll be able to post some pictures of the finished piece.