Yesterday was Pop Up Art School in a Primary School. Something completely different to anything I have done before but suprisingly enjoyed. Worked with the groups producing recycled postcards, decorated with recycled materials.
The work produced was lovely really nice idea and something which could be developed.
It is end of year show season, last week and this visiting the Leeds College of Art end of year show. Friday was the the Private View and an an opportunity to see the work from students I worked with on the National Diploma, brilliant work! Then a visit to the degree shows to see the Printed Textiles work, inspired to get creative now.
The Pop Up Art School has featured as an activity within the PGCE course setting up art destinations for one day then being gone the next. I like the concept of a pop up, either a shop or art school. I would like to explore this within community work and drawing.
I have made it to the end of my journey through teacher training. Really pleased I stuck at it and have learnt so much not only about teaching but about myself. Excited to have some free time, and to fill the many sketchbooks (I seem to have collected that are gathering dust) with something new and creative. I love stationary, something nice about paper and print I could collect plenty.
"Sketchbooks in general... seem to contain mainly studies for paintings... For me, the sketchbooks are more like a secret and wholly spontaneous jeu d'esprit and some of them I like as much as anything I have ever done. They are invariably without premeditation. I mean not only that I have no plan when I make them, I also have no plan to make them. Robert Motherwell"
I like the idea of a sketchbook being personal and 'secret'. The concept of individuality and making something your own. I intend to make sketchbooks eventually but for the minute I will settle being happy to draw in the ones I am lucky to already have.
My design journey began with Printed Textiles, exploring surface pattern design. Following from this I developed an interest in the concept of textile sustainability and recycling. I have recently completed my MA study exploring how historic textile processes can benefit our future through sustainable design. I am training to be a teacher in Art and Design to share my knowledge and fulfil the concept of living arts. This blog aims to explore what inspires me and to encourage my development as a practioner.