Art Camp Day Three

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Wednesday already, day three and another busy day full of activity and exploration. Printmaking all morning so the room was soon filled with the sounds of ink being rolled! We worked with mono-printing and press print and created imagery inspired by the sea and the boats made yesterday.

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Just before lunch we created a watery environment, thinking about Peter Lanyon’s love of gliding, and aiming to make an image of looking at the earth from the air. We used Brusho granules dissolved with drops of water. A little tiny bit of rain helped. Hard to believe, but we wanted the rain to fall at this point – and we only had a few spots!

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We placed some boats on the inked paper. A lovely white origami boat became beautifully soaked with ink. Following lunch, we looked at the idea of creating a tiny self portrait, a little representation of themselves, that could be placed in the gallery, looking at their favourite painting. We enjoyed a new word – feckling! We used pegs, wire, tape and sticky vinyl and we ‘feckled’ our people into being! In other words, we made the materials work!

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Zoe is feckling with such concentration and our other Zoe created a figure wearing a wonderful interpretation of her stripy jumper! As we feckled, we all began to consider our own unique idea about what we would like to create before the end of the week. Individual conversations with Julian led to the group starting to gather ideas and explore materials.

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Ben is beginning to build a boat with driftwood and Coco’s figure is wearing the stripes from Patrick Heron’s painting at the end of another great day.

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