One of Lana's colourful papers which she then started to cut and collage.
Art Van Go have a great studio/workshop space at the back of their well equipped shop. They have everything a girl could desire. Having made the printing blocks the students started to print with them on A1 sheets of white cartridge, working out their patterns and repeats. We used acrylic paint to print with. Once the A1 sheets were printed up and dry we colour washed them with a dilution of procion dye powder and water. You can see how beautifully the different coloured dyes bleed and mix together on the page. Once dry the acrylic paint resists the dye.
Lana started to build up layers by cutting up one sheet to apply or collage onto another sheet.
One of Lana's layered pieces which she later went onto stitch.
Another one of Lana's printed sheets.
This is one of Kate's overprinted sheets, it looks quite 3D if you slightly offset your over print. We all thought this one looked like lizard skin.
Another one of Kate's prints, shiny and wet with dye.
Linda had great fun with her prints. This is red/orange paint on black paper.
Another one of Linda's sheets drying on newspaper. You can see the blocks she made from her design on the right.
Linda's first ever printing block and first ever print - FABULOUS!
We had a great time together - as there were only five students on the course we had plenty of room to spread out, had fun and got to know each other quite well. I am hoping that at least two of the students will keep in touch - hint - hint!!!
It is a shame more students didn't enrol, but I know that any course with DESIGN in the title frightens you all off.
My next trip to Art Van Go is at the end of August but is full. I have a mentoring day there on Saturday 1st September if any of you fancy bringing some work to discuss and work on in the afternoon. I will be there in December and hope to be writing the course this week.
Watch this space!
I have a heavy week coming up with my sisters birthday on Wednesday and my Dads 80th birthday party on Friday. We have lots of relatives arriving from all over so I will have get out the feather duster and the mop - No! not to paint with. It will be a wonderful time - busy - but great fun. So if I am quiet this week - you know why!