t felt like old times, just recently when I was invited to spend some time back at the Primary School I used to volunteer in when I first became interested in running Art and Design Workshops. I had a fabulous morning with year 5 creating colourful chameleons, whilst they inadvertently learned techniques of shading and creating light and dark using various media, as well as experimenting with new techniques such as adding salt to their watercolours. A lovely, fun session was had by all and some beautiful work was produced. Well done to all the brilliant young artists involved! It was a privilege as ever, to witness the joy and enthusiasm young children demonstrate when allowed to be truly creative. (And messy!)
As the run up to Christmas gets so very frantic, we, at the POST19 Art Workshops decided to have a bit of fun and enjoy creating some personalised Christmas gifts for friends and family. We started by painting our own small wooden frames in bright, funky colours, and then filled the frames with our own Self Portraits, created in Acrylics in the style of the wonderful Julian Opie: An artist who we have studied in the past and whom the students are very fond due to his simple and effective style of painting. The Christmassy twist was that the portraits all featured cozy Christmas jumpers. Well done artists! The results are fantastic! Happy Christmas to you all and see you again in the New Year for a fun new term of being creative!