Oblique Arts works with communities to deliver innovative high quality arts projects. We provide unique creative workshops and artists to work with individuals and groups to inspire and educate. We use the arts to explore important questions around sustainable futures and to encourage critical thinking and creative action in order to improve lives.
Being such a glorious sunny evening we all headed out to the local park to create some art! The idea was do make collage landscapes but you know kids have their own ideas which is great!!
So we drew ideas, cut, ripped, glued, talked, laughed and made a huge mess !…but it didn’t matter cause we’re creating and we’re outdoors !!
As the sun went down…the children ran home proudly clutching their creations.
The Guest’s had a go at creating landscape collages this week with Penny Sobr and Dylan Ant Wynn from Oblique Arts.
Unfortunately we couldn’t get out to visit some real landscapes for inspiration but some photos did the trick! Went to the local scrapstore and got some lovely materials to create with such as coloured tissue and fab wallpaper books containing amazing metallic & velvet textured papers, plus animal snakeskin, leopard and zebra prints! This really got the creative juices flowing!!
Experimental painting! Our YEP members designed an Jackson Pollock like workshop, this meant that the young people had the freedom to tag and create their own collaborative piece of art! It was a bit of a wild start however the YEP members managed to structure it!
YEP members got invited to volunteer for the Cambridge Folk Festival to support Oblique Arts during the Art Install! They made some great furniture pieces that where used and showed at the VIP area at Cambridge Folk Festival 2017!
The children had a go at paint pouring, they went wild for it creating pop fantastic !! We were outside in the park, lucky the sun was out, it was great fun, playing with paint again and they marvelled at their art! Many ran home with dripping canvas to show mum & dad!
Some fantastic creatures & faces emerged from the Obliques Arts YEP workshop! We leafed through magazines, imagined & cut, ripped & glued until our image was complete! Great fun for all! The fabulous shinny wallpaper from the scrap store proved very popular!
The Guest’s at Jimmy’s loved making print’s with Nature this week with Penny Sobr and Dylan Ant Wynn from Oblique Arts.
I brought in some fern leaves and other various foliage from our garden which works a treat on my jelly plate. The delicate veins and silhouette shapes create fab patterns & texture when printed onto paper and even works on canvas!
As an added bonus, Dylan brought in some of his hand made stencils which we made into fab bird & butterfly prints! It can be like magic when pulling the paper off the jelly plate…fingers crossed for the perfect print…which isn’t easy because you need to get the right paint consistency for the perfect print.. a little too much paint and you end up with a giant smudge and too little ..well hardly any image appears.
One guy from who’d just arrived from Portugal last week was still adjusting to being back in the UK and was a little down on luck in life at present wasn’t interested in taking part but really got into making print after print once he’d tried it once…it can be additive! Always trying to get a better print!
Continuing with work on a Joint collaboration piece of Art with Artist’s Penny Sobr, Ant Dylan Wynn, Nat and the residents of Jimmy’s.
We also brought in the marbling inks again because they’re so popular! I love Angelo’s painting on water, he has a very artistic mentality, he made great collage and now great ideas about marbling..he paints it like he’s creating an italian piece of marino glass!
Its almost like watching a show of ink dancing in front of your eyes, got to quickly catch the elusive image on paper before it disappears !!