Tuesday, 16 March 2010

At last!

I have not been able to blog for almost a month now. I have found it difficult to write. I have had very slow progress with my own work, although I have done a bit of sewing and enjoyed it a lot as in photo posted. I guess the end of the Vital Communities project left me feeling a bit empty, even though I have had a few short term projects booked.

After the Vital communities project I started a project with Hemingford Grey Primary in St. Ives. There is a very positive feeling towards the arts within this school and it is obvious as you enter the door. I like the fresh clean feeling all around the school and everyone makes me feel welcome. for the past three weeks I have been working with the entire school to create mixed media pieces on paper fabric. Each child makes a sheet of fabric, then following their drawn designs to create a piece of art based on a water theme. The techniques include printing, collage, embroidery and some embossing on foils.

It has been a rewarding experience and very interesting too, as each year group has produced really beautiful and very different work. The results have been exciting and for two days of the week I look forward to working with them. I am hoping that I will be able to post an image of the wall when the work has been installed. I am anxious to see it come together.


Blogger AeFondKis said...

Hi Sandra, sounds like you are on another creative road again! Like your photograph, the fabric is very warm and appealing. I worked in Hillside Special Needs School, injecting art for 6 years through college work and it felt similar to your impressions. Clean open spaces,
a great atmosphere to work in.

17 March 2010 at 05:32  
Blogger Gina said...

It's very sad that Vital Communities has come to an end. Glad you've enjoyed working in St Ives.

17 March 2010 at 10:36  

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