Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Day Three - Working with Felt

Today we explored creating our own felt, none of us had done this before, so it was good to try something new. Initially we made a flat sample piece in our own design and then played around with some 3D ideas, we made ball shapes and some of us tried other ones. We ended up with different miniature hat shapes too.
Later in the morning we spent some time thinking about what our final pieces would look like, what they would have in them and what techniques we would need to use in felt to create them. Our designs were then drawn out to scale to make us think about the amount of work they would take to create, the colours we would use and if we could incorporate any 3D elements.
Next time we will create our designs large scale, ready for the final session where we will embellish them.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Day Two - Exploring ideas further

We spent the day trying to explore our ideas further, trying to work with smaller themes in our groups that connected us all together. We had ideas of mechanics, industry and the business man as well as the world itself. In the morning we explored print making further using press print and mono print techniques, layering up our images along the way. In the afternoon we used more joined ideas and produced some group collage work. Next is to decide on what we plan to do for the final pieces and what media we are going to use to create them. Over half term the group will explore their ideas further on their own as well as Julie the artist working with us who will help us tie all these bits together.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

First Full Day, which Direction?

Today as the whole group we looked at the project brief and started to try and make sense of the 'World of Work' theme. We answered some questions to make us think about the theme, drew in our sketchbooks, and then created some modroc sculptures exploring our initial ideas. In the afternoon we looked at some of Julie's art work to try and give us ideas of things we could do in our project. Most of the group decided they would like to do something new and different and decided we would like to explore some textile techniques, like Julie does. Next session we have decided to try some collage and printmaking to continue exploring our theme.