Preview Evening of the Creative Arts Show 2015

A short and sweet post about our preview night can be found here: Floating Lemons blog. We had an excellent time and there was brilliant art on show by talented fellow students.

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An Introduction to Printmaking

I’m thoroughly enjoying learning printmaking from scratch. To begin with, we’ve been exploring shapes and inks and colour … what’s there not to love? I’ll write up a short and sweet post here and start putting the process up in photos over at Flickr. Meanwhile, here is a peek at some of what I’ve done in the intro class …

First of all, of course, we cut out and played with geometric shapes, squares, rectangles, triangles (Jordan’s favourite shape!) and circles.

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and made more shapes out of those … then we went on to work with button polish and glue …

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After which we were taught how to scrape and roll out colour. Just look at those luscious inks!

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In the interest of keeping this shortish (probably too long already as I tend to get carried away) & sweet, I’ll skip the intervening (and best, really) process – using the press – but I’ll post the photos up on Flickr bit by bit. Here are my end results, a couple of prints that I’m pretty proud of:

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Everyone produced really beautiful prints. We’ve learned a lot more since then, so I’ll post everything up here as soon as I can. I’ve somehow managed to take hundreds of photos, so have a ton of sifting through them to do …

Have a great day! Cheers.

Creative New Beginnings

A new blog, and the perfect place in which to keep track of my progress and the exciting new creative things I’m learning now that I’m back-to-being-a-student-again at College. I’ll admit that it hasn’t been easy shifting my mind-set back into the classroom, but I’ve had a lot of help from all instructors and fellow students so far, and I’m loving every minute of it, mistakes, trip-ups and all.

I’ve always wanted to go to art school/college, and I’m blessed enough to have this opportunity to do so – I intend soaking everything up. Today I’m working on putting this blog together, and then I’ll start filling it up with an ongoing record of what we’re learning in the workshops and classroom, as well as anything else I discover either online or off, that relates in any way to the projects at hand … that’s the intention at any rate.

I find it impossible to post anything without an accompanying image, so I’ll add a fun illustration that emerged from one of the sketches I did last term for 3 Words: Shoes, Woven & Dissect. Didn’t end up using it for the final project but I did turn it into …

"A Journey of 1000 Miles Begins with One Step" - Confucius

“A Journey of 1000 Miles Begins with One Step” – Confucius

 

Seemed rather apt for my particular situation in life right now, wouldn’t you say? Time to go through my workshop photos and get the next post up and running. Printmaking. Love it. Cheers.