A thought provoking session at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts looking at people affected by war and building a paper monument to them.
I had the pleasure this week of visiting The Parkside School in Norwich during their arts week. There was loads of activities going on. I worked with 4 groups on expressive mark making. I took them through some warm up activities before we started on the BIG painting. There was sponging, scraping, dragging, smearing and of course squirting and dribbling paint. All the groups thoroughly explored the potential of paint and enjoyed the complicité of making a group piece. We made time lapses films of the painting which I will hopefully be able to post here later. I was very lucky to be in a room that had wipe clean walls and a very accommodating teacher, as we made quite a mess!
Recently acquired a couple of overhead projectors. I am intending to use them in workshops but first I let my kids loose on them who invented "OHP wars" ( lovely peaceful game!?). I could see the potential of having 2 or more OHPs set up so that the drawings can interact with each other and become animated. We all enjoyed the scale and the high contrast of the light and shadow and played with creating images and atmosphere. We could have been there for hours - shame about bedtime.
This is from years ago, but have finally uploaded it onto YouTube from my ancient laptop. This short animation was a happy accident. My camera had been put onto burst mode. When I uploaded all the pictures onto my computer and flicked through them they played like a little animation. I was really excited by this and so put them into imovie and played around with it. I taught myself the basics through trial and error and was really happy with the results of my first attempt but as you can see never quite finished it hence the abrupt ending!