Diwali celebrations at Wales Millennium Centre this evening, a vibrant celebration of the Festival of Lights and Indian culture in Wales. My card making workshop with leaves, stencils and stamps using water-based ink was enjoyed by the children after their performances, and by visitors passing through.
One and a half fun days of printing for five groups of children to create covers for their story set in Victorian times. They voted for 'The Runaways' as their title (also the name of one of the first all-female rock bands!), so I made a lino stamp that was strong enough to be used … Continue reading Printing: Week Four
A busy week of workshops at Llanover Hall and Wales Millennium Centre. Yesterday, a full class for the Storytelling and Art session for children aged 8-12. I asked them to count down from ten and write the first three words that came into their mind. Then to choose the word they liked best and do … Continue reading Summer Workshops
I've been cutting out creatures from the experimental print textures as examples of what can be added to The Weaving Tree, an exciting project at Wales Millennium Centre. I planned the birds and hare, but the two creatures below emerged from random marks made in the print-making process, and I love how kooky they are. … Continue reading Cut-out Critters
An exciting new community project coming to Wales Millennium Centre this spring. The Weaving Tree project will be an installation made from natural materials woven into the size of a real tree. It will be situated in the Glanfa area of the Wales Millennium Centre. The tree will be created by the talented Flow Maugran. … Continue reading The Weaving Tree
Today, for the Romani Arts after-school session, the children designed and printed their own flags. Paint was used to colour the background, and either a lino stamp or stencil used for the centre print, reflecting designs traditionally painted onto vardos, or horse-drawn wagons. Some of the children decided to print their version of the Roma flag. … Continue reading Flag Printing
The children I've been working with from the Gypsy, Roman and Traveller community in Cardiff had a go at etching into styrofoam. They did self-portraits, and things they liked. Then I asked them to draw onto acetates so that I could print their drawings onto material using cyanotype technique. The finished prints.
Excited to be starting a new printing project with the Gypsy, Romany and Traveller (GRT) community in Cardiff, working with children after school on one of the sites. The Romani Cultural and Arts Company, is a brilliant charity that works through the arts for advocacy and empowerment amongst the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. It … Continue reading New Printing Project
United Welsh Housing invited me to run some printmaking sessions centred around the theme of reconnecting with loved ones through card-making. Libraries in Llanrumney and Ely are transforming into multi-purpose hubs, with a view to connecting and supporting the local community, and we were able to encourage service users of all ages who were there … Continue reading Printmaking in the Hub