Sunday, 30 June 2013

More TEA - Thinking, Expression, Action

This week I have been part of a great pair of workshop at Battyeford School in Mirfield, helping to create work as part of the TEA project. We worked with over a hundred children on day one, followed by a fantastic family session on day two. As the theme was TEA, we created images which related to this (spoons, teapots, teacups, tea bags) on our canvas of choice, cardboard. The concept was that the finished piece(s) would be a time-lapse film(s) of the painting process. This was a truly collaborative project with children and parents working on and over each others work to create rich and vibrant imagery. 

Harry the Kettle from Fabric Lenny on Vimeo.

TEA Project from Fabric Lenny on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

First Day of TEA - Thinking, Expression, Action - Battyeford School, Mirfield

A full on day of tea related image making. A feast of markmaking, colour and stopmotion photography with over 100 pupils at Battyeford School in Mirfield, working collaboratively on a series of large scale mixed media panels with a view to creating an animated work which maps the making process. Phew!!

TEA Project from Fabric Lenny on Vimeo.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Days 3 and 4 at Reinwood I & N School

We moved on to cardboard painting during these sessions alongside a continuation of the iPad work which included some introductory self portrait and mini beast themed brushes animation!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Last Day of iCollaborate (for now)

So, today started with a wonderful parent and pupil session at Littletown JI & I School. iPad work followed by a cross section of mixed media work which reflects all the materials and techniques I have used with the children during my time on the project. Some REALLY beautiful work!

Intense Cardboard Work

Brushes on the iPad mini

Ink and Wash

Chalk Pastel on Black Paper

The rest of the day was a frenzy of markmaking in a variety of materials, with a brief chalk session outside as part of the afternoon session.

A wonderful project, a great staff team, amazing children and parents! I am really hoping this project will have a second phase sometime soon. The confidence and dexterity of the mark making developed by the children throughout the course of the project has been staggering, as has the team working and general celebration of collaboration. Beautiful Stuff!