I started New Ghosts project last week, so i`m working with two classes at Falinge School in Rochdale for Cartwheel Arts. I`m going to be working with the classes, so the children can produce their own artists book based around myths/legends in Rochdale.
My first two sessions went really well….my tuesday group were very enthusiastic and full to the brim with ideas….the monday group today were more cautious, so i think a completely different approach is needed. We looked at various book artists and discussed what an artist book is…..here are some of the artists we looked at…
In both groups i asked them to use their first letter of their first name to create a design that told a story about themselves….there were lots of brilliant ideas…..I thought we`d create an origami book of all our ideas and designs for our final book and this would be the perfect first page.
We only have two weeks left now, so we have started to look back and think about how much we`ll miss our friday mornings…one group member said,”Coming to this course has made me want to make more things and now i want to do everything!.”
It was our last chance to finish off our designs on friday so we were really busy trying to get everything ready….
We put our necklaces on chains/ cord and they looked amazing!…
For the next two weeks we decided to create an origami book of all our designs over the past ten weeks.
During the Easter break i had time to spend a lovely morning laser cutting all the groups`designs and here are some of the results….
Once we have added a chain this is going to be a necklace…
This is going to be brooch….
Time seems to be going so quickly….we finished our beak books and started to get our circular designs ready to be laser cut into mirrors….
We`re going to get this lady`s beautiful drawing etched into walnut and made into a picture. We break up for Easter so there is no session this friday- i`ll miss it!
I`m working on a project with Cartwheel Arts, where i`ll be working with a local high school on a book project starting soon. I had the opportunity to explore Rochdale archive to gather inspiration for the project…i started looking through the Rochdale Observer in the 1920s and found the most beautiful adverts….i couldn`t help laughing at the wording…