Monday, 8 September 2014

Transforming the Ordinary: Visual Arts Workshop - Week 1

Our first week of workshops at the Old Fire Station has resulted in a rich seedbed of ideas and starting points around the theme of ‘transforming the ordinary’.

Working with a wide range of materials, from cardboard and paper to string, cable ties, elastic bands, skewers and cocktail sticks, we have taken a playful approach to making. Sometimes taking descriptive words as starting points, or responding to another artist’s work, we have created maquettes, images and material experiments.

Towards the end of the week we began working with projections. We created images for projection through collaging various materials onto glass slide mounts. Pieces of fluff, fibres, inks and cellophane were transformed by the light and dramatic change of scale when projected onto a screen.

We finished the week by bringing some of the different strands of our work together, experimenting with different arrangements of the maquettes we had created, and projecting slides over them.

By Rachel Barbaresi, Visual Artist 

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