Thursday, 21 April 2011

Art in West Wimbledon

Just a quick blog to showcase some of the Easter term projects at the Art school. What a wonderful group of students we have had. Their vision and skill never cease to amaze me. So many laughs too. Great personalities have made it feel more like a social event than a class at times. This half term's theme was portraiture-a challenge for many who found looking at their own reflections in a mirror week after week a challenge. Strange how we are our own worse critics but with time everyone came to a comfortable agreement with their reflected image and an assortment of results ensued. Take a look.

Pottery project which introduced the medium to most students. Pinch pot jars with lids decorated with slip glaze.

Andy Warhol inspired self portraits

Black graphic self portraits

Gavin and Deborah are an engaged couple and joined the course together

Deborah's self portrait

Tonal values self portraits

Free form black Indian ink with sticks self portraits with brushed in ink work
Clay busts

Childrens class created papier mache Pop Art bowls

 and finally, a party for a group of ladies was held in the studio in which chalk pastel drawings of spring flowers was the theme. Cupcakes to Go supplied us with bespoke, flower themed cakes for the occassion. They were absolutely delicious!

May looks set to be a busy month in the studio with most places on the art courses full and several parties in the diary. Thanks to all my students for another awesome term.

Happy Easter everybody.

1 comment:

  1. What pretty pots - and I love the Warhol-esque portraits particularly, but my favourites are the children's papier-mache bowls - beautiful!
    Happy Easter, and enjoy the sunshine!