Last night I done a stick and ink workshop with the kids @halewood arts. I firstly began by explaining about how we use different types of paper for different types of media. We then decided we would go out into the natural enviroment and find our own material to draw with ‘sticks’. I explained to the children that if they picked three different size sticks; each stick would give them a different mark and width of line.
I had printed some of my line drawings off from the computer so the children could use them as a guide so they could get used to drawing with the ink, they also used a lightbox which they really enjoyed. Some of them also used the natural light source by taping the drawings up onto the windows; this then also made the ink drip which the children worried about. There fore i explained to them that this would give some character to there drawings and make it unique to them. Artwork does not need to be confined and Neat. I wanted the children to experiment and be impulsive about there work and this is what they done. The finished pieces were excellent and we thankfully didnt make too much of a MESS!
Tonight the kids @halewoodsarts are doing a bit of everything and anything. Tonight is a chill out night were the kids can do whatever they like. The boys have decided to make some quirky aeroplanes and the girls some interesting horses and cats. They have decided to experiment with materials and objects and have come up with some great ideas as usual.