Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Inked up Another.

Last weekend I did my second and final lino printing workshop at the WEA Newcastle.
I had a lovely group of ladies, all from different walks of life, but all keen to spend a Saturday learning and creating.
As you can see here during the design and carving stage, they had their heads down and were deep into the 'zone'.
There were no cut fingers and lots and lots of prints.
This was a really nice chincolle version of the robin.
Mother of three Jane, came up with her own cute little birdy.
Kim came up with this Japanese inspired print.  She later told me about her late uncle who was an artist and his advice on learning how to draw.  He said 'copy, copy, copy - then distort, change it and make it your own!'  I agreed (luckily).  Her Uncle was the late Brett Whiteley
And this hand was created by a student who came into the class very definite about her lack of abilities in anything artistic.  Hmmm?
It's good to spend a day with some grown ups in the classroom.

1 comment:

Phoenix said...

Do you have any more lino cut workshops planned? I loved the one I did earlier in the year, couldnt get the next one cause I was overseas - would love to do more!