Workshops Went Well..

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What fun to share an hour or so at 'play' - in a simple yet effective creative print workshop.
I ran three short drop-in sessions for children, for families, for all - last weekend and here's the evidence:

Here he is...

A Good Turnout..!

A big Thank You to all those who came along to our preview last night - it was very encouraging to see so many folk - well over seventy people there!
Considering Corrin only dreamed up our group show a couple of months ago, we have done really well.
We had one meeting and it's been emails since then to organise, market, publicise, print, etc. in preparation for last night...
And - it came together really well:

A great turnout as you can see!

The gorgeous Michelle Daniels and her gorgeous pottery:

Bruce Rushin's fascination with trompe l'oil is evident in his wonderfully detailed paintings:

Here's Colin Giles explaining his enigmatic photography and great digital prints, which address movement:

Corrin Tulk's paintings sit together well - creating a strong series of bright abstracted landscapes and seascapes:

Here's a quick snap of my set up. I have to say I'm happy with a new way to display the work - I think it portrays the way I am - quite well..!
I'll explain that better tomorrow!

Jeweller, Ann Lamb, had a fab idea - a competition for a fingerprint in silver - with the proceeds going to the Hare Preservation Trust:

Right - doing this has made me realise that I must take more photos tomorrow - the list incldes:
Close ups of Ann's beautiful jewellery
Close ups of my work
A record of my printing workshops
The prints produced in my workshops
Our yummy homemade cakes - and delightful teas -

Yes - you can get refreshments too!


Fun Art Workshops Planned...!

I'll be running a great simple block-print creative workshop for YOU at our Bank Holiday Weekend Exhibition at St Lawrence Art Centre, here in sunny Norfolk.
Insects will play a big part... No! I promise I won't pull massive spiders out of my pockets or tickly earwigs from my... ears?!

But I can say it will be fun, informative, creative, inclusive and you will go home with your very own bug character print!
The workshops will kind of be on-going, with one scheduled each day - Saturday 24, Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August - but if there are six peeps interested at any time - with an hour to spare - we'll do one there and then - YES - that's just how spontaneous I can be...
Scheduled workshops will run from 3-4pm
Age range: minimum 5years - maximum 105years (I'll have free colouring-in sheets for anyone older or younger)
Workshops will cost £4 each for an hour - equates to an exercise class - so good value.
I'll teach you some printing skills, a bit of character development and help you get lots of ideas...
Do come along, there will be lots going on! Be great to see you
Here are a few pics to inspire:
A pretty diverse mix - so you see, something for everyone...come along, join in and get creative!

Back From Hols - To Prepare For Workshops And Exhibition...

Well, what a grand holiday it was - and what a LOVELY place my dear friends live in.
A short walk from their solid old farmhouse up the hillside, following the riverbed (dry when we went) takes you to the mountain, which is common land (our friends have grazing rights for two sheep and a cow!).
The views are to die for.
And it's SO very dark and SO very quiet at night - we slept like babies!

Onwards now though - back to preparing for a fun group exhibition over August Bank Holiday Weekend - to include running creative family/children's workshops.
Come along to see a diverse variety of art, craft and design as well as making your own arty creations - or tell your friends with kids who like getting creative - or buddies who'll be holidaying in Norfolk or north Suffolk...
Here's the flyer:

 Here we all are - from left to right - Colin, Ann, Bruce, Annie, Michelle and Corrin - each of us with a sample or two of our work.. We'll be around all weekend and really happy to talk with you about what we do:

There will be refreshments for sale with homemade cake...
Looking forward to seeing you there!