This week the guests at Jimmy’s played with ink in an art workshop led by Penny Sobr. We had a look at imaginative explosive ink splat illustrations by Ralf Steadman and the watery blurred colourful work by Brian Wildsmith to give inspiration.
One guest had a real feel using ink where he was able to work very quickly to capture the spontaneous image that ink requires!
This week it was off to Australia to try out Aboriginal Dot Painting with Penny Sobr & Dylan Wynn. We think the guests did rather well and seemed to love the results plus one regular had her pet dog helping again…he has such an artistic flair!
You don’t need buy the tools required for this technique because cotton buds are just as good don’t you think…
Oblique Arts Workshop with Beverley Carpenter & Penny Sobr
We love doing art with the traveller children out at Cottenham! We ‘re always given a really enthusiastic welcome of shouting, hand waving & running to get into the van.”What are we doing today!!’…they shout… Well we’re going to draw animals and colour with ink!
Took along a children’s book by Brian Wildsmith which has really fab ink illustrations to hopefully inspire !!The children created flamingos, frogs, birds, wolves and wolf frogs, butterflies and strange creatures!
The ink we used totally rocks with such intense & vivid colour helping to bring great atmosphere to any sketch!
More collages this week with Penny Sobr and Beverley Carpenter from Oblique Arts helping to inspire this weeks guests at Jimmys to create with transparent tissue paper & other mixed media. Its like painting with paper when using coloured tissue! Love it when you overlay different transparent sheets of tissue to create new shades !
Love one woman’s work with ripped up transparent tissue which reminds one of a impressionist painting and she even had her pet dog helping too!
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!!
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!