So the summer term has started with a real creative burst at the yard:ARTspace. We have ignored the chilly weather and all the politics flying around and made ourselves happy with lots of making.
I have been lucky enough to entice Viv Sliwka aka Hens Teeth,
luring her all the way from Staffordshire to the yard in Cheltenham to run a workshop.
Worried Wilf gave her support, although I believe it is his job to untangle those threads.
Viv is a warm, generous tutor and she gently
guided everyone through the creation of a needle case.
An abundance of resources brought by Viv
helped everyone start gorgeous work.
Every where I looked there were inspiring piles of snippets and haberdashery treasures.
You could cut the concentration with a knife and
inspiration was fueled by Tunnocks.
Thank you Viv, these were not just needle cases, they were
collages containing memories and mouth watering loveliness.
I can announce that Viv will be returning to the yard:ARTspace to deliver a workshop for Create For Christmas on 24 November and places are booking.
Back in the land of printmaking, the 10 week course started. This term we are exploring silk aquatint. Here is a plate and proof print from my example.
Using chiffon, glue, repair and skim plaster from B&Q, we have all been plate making for 2 weeks.
I can't wait for inking up next week, there are some lovely surprises in store.
The 10 week printmaking course has been popular and the morning class for the Autumn term is nearly full.
Look at www.theyardartspace.com for details of all the workshops and courses happening for the rest of the Summer and Autumn term.