Another evening of plaster and clay on Wednesday. There were a few more castings done and one of our new members, Jim, gave a demo of how to make wee roses, while others painted their plaster plaques from the last week or made wee clay pots. In the end there was quite a collection for the kiln.
This week’s class is brought to you with inspiration from a recent episode of the BBC’s Countryfile.
For those who missed it, we’re going to try a bit of plaster casting. The programme showed artist Rachel Dein demonstrating how to make a cast of flowers and plants by pressing them into clay to leave an impression. Then plaster is poured in and when it sets, it leaves a delicate piece of 3D art.
We will be trying to make our own wee tableaus – using flowers (if they’re sturdy enough) or other household items. Screws, nails or keys would probably work well, for example.
This Wednesday will be a busy one.
Our initial preparations start for the Figgat Fair, which falls on Sunday June 26.
We will be making coasters to sell on the stall, which also feature a tombola.
So on Wednesday night we will pick designs to sell. Our two themes are insects and flowers. We already have some designs from our class earlier in the year but if anyone wants to put in a new design, please bring it along.
We will also start our still life lessons, using the myriad objects tucked away in the art department.
Showing off our brilliant work!
Back to normal next week with a new lesson from Angus. After the excitement of the photograph, everyone was asked to write down what they want to learn/improve this term. After wading through a pile of sticky notes, Angus has compiled a new schedule for the next few weeks leading up to April term. This can be found by clicking here.