Friday, 30 October 2015

Lorna's workshop for level 6 students

Here are some of the fabulous collages produced by level 6 students at Lorna's workshop on Monday.

Amazing to see how much can be achieved in a couple of hours.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Letterpress workshop for the Identity Through Print unit Level 4

Level 4 Illustration.
Letterpress workshop for the Identity Through Print unit.

Here we are experimenting with the letterpress equipment in the Eldon print rooms. In pairs students arranged their initials as a monogram, from which several prints were made using the Proofing press and Albion press. Further experimentation with workshop furniture, locks, type and magazine collage added to the aesthetic of the monogram. All in an attempt to raise further awareness of type, image and the juxtaposition of objects set against positive and negative space.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Admiral Lord Nelson School

Megan Highland, Livy Nelson, Ella Tomkins, Rachel Douce and Aggie Davies visited the school to run two 2 hour art sessions with a GCSE class. Their first session focused around drawing and collage with the aim to make the children become more free with their techniques and observe in different ways. One of the activities was involving the students to draw a natural object without looking at the page using continuous line and at speed. The children were often surprised how well their drawings turned out and hopefully it has helped them in remembering that not everything they create has to be a finished work of art!
Their next session was a print work shop which involved different mono printing techniques and printing from foam sheets  They experimented with combining different types of print and how to create different marks and textures. The class really enjoyed this lesson and created some really fantastic images.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Collaged characters

Armed with two words; one of them a name and the other a word describing a sound, the first years created characters snipped from an array of magazines (and in one case toilet paper) and illustrating a fictional narrative.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Material and Meaning workshop

Level 5 was busy playing with unconventional materials in a recent workshop. They were tasked with developing images of characters with a range of materials. These playful images represent some exciting shifts in thinking and making. Enjoy!


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Portrait workshop

With the aim of getting students to explore self-portraiture on their own, we had the first years draw each other. After a bit of time warming up, there were some bold and exciting things starting to happen. Enjoy!