As we didn't have loads of holiday left we drove up after work on the Thursday and stayed in a Premier Inn in Wakefield. Mark had planned out some things in Leeds he wanted to see, he went off on the train from Wakefield and I carried on up the M1. I love going back up to Yorkshire, going into Harrogate feels like going home!
Playful Printmaking was the first class, we started by making prints from collaged tags, one was covered in molding paste, one with corrugated card and one with thick watercolour paper, other things we used were funky foam, acetate sheets anything we could find. We used these to tear up or cut shapes from to use in our art journal pages.
Art journal pages using the deli paper and card from the print making.
|Using the Collage Tag on a journal page|
After a hearty breakfast the second day was all about Mark Making. Dina got us to soak a length of string in black paint, you can tell its going to be a messy day! What do you do with the wet string, throw it at pieces of card of course, being careful not to cover the person in front of you! After we finished making marks with the string, bottle tops and many other things we had a session of what can you see in the marks, just like looking at the clouds to see pictures in them.
Everyone could see something, to make it come alive we added for a few extra lines and painted out the marks we didn't need. There were some amazing paintings made from just from throwing string!
These were my string paintings.
Tonight's accommodation was a pub near Ripon Racecourse, The Black a Moor Inn, lovely room and a great Lasagna!
One more page to finish off.
Can't wait for next years classes!