Another full workshop at Jimmy’s Night Shelter this week! The collage workshop is so popular so we thought the guests should carry on and try to create their own Utopian World’s out of collage.
Some great results again and some of these will end up in an exhibition that we’re planning very soon to show guests art work from Jimmy’s with a percentage of profits going to this great homeless shelter! This will also boost their confidence with work on display !
It was great to have a full workshop at Jimmy’s Night Shelter last week and the guests really got stuck into making collage! We supplied some fab vintage magazines, coloured papers & wallpaper books and the marbled paper that we made previously at Jimmy’s really came in handy for adding to these creations.
The inspiration was the surreal art by the Da Da movement of the 1930s …the guests took this idea and created their own movement where one guest created a kind of club flyer and another could be a poster for a Dracular film….whatever comes out on the canvas it creates a feeling of confidence and stimulation in the air!
Sometimes your well planned workshop can get taken in another direction by the participants and if they’re getting something out of it and it creates a positive effect, its best to go with the flow ! … The colourful psychedelic art turned into a kind of Op Art by one very talented guest who does a lot of art already for the community and festivals!
Love the effect of bleeding tissue which can create a stunning effects on the canvas, the guests really got into playing with this fast effective medium. They created subtle, they created loud..whatever mood, it flowed with their feelings.
Really love one regular’s abstract work, he’s so fast and decisive, he managed to create three pieces in one session! They’ve been through a lot in life and this is a great outlet for them.