Sunday, November 27, 2011

Logan artist Society workshop - November

Thankyou to all the people who participated in the recent workshop using Lino, stencils, found objects and ink to make some original and interesting monoprints.

I think everyone enjoyed the 'what if' quality of this process and the unique properties of each individual print. . . . not to mention, that it is so much FUN!

Resident Roving Reporter, Dianna reporting in the December Artists Society new letter.

“ . . . .When Sharon Lee gave her talk at the recent meeting,she held us fascinated by her works, the over-layering of designs and ideas. So her printing workshop promised to be a collage of images, layers and colour (personally, I couldn’t wait). In spite of tiredness (and the odd hang-over) from the previous night’s frivolities at the Bowl and Banquet, we were all soon engrossed in thinking about our design, the layers, colours and cutting lino, positive and negative print. . . . .
Thank you, Sharon for a terrific workshop, we had a great day. . . .. “

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Back in Australia - Landed and running

Well here I am back in Brisbane and slowly adjusting to my NORMAL way of life. . . .busy, busy & busier

I love these workshop as the facilities are brilliant and the workshop co-ordinator is highly professional, which combines to make for a situation that produces great results in an atmosphere that is extremely creative.I was impressed with their Art and Pottery studios, which are located at 27 Coral St, Loganlea.

I have been having some informal workshops with friends at the Roo (which are always highly entertaining, creative and a joy. I will blog about them later) and doing a few workshops through the Logan City Art Gallery. One with Children, ( YES!! It is amazing for me - the queen of, 'I don't do children' . . . . and I did say 25 CHILDREN . . . ) from a Brisbane school (which I will blog about next) doing Monoprints and one assisting Nancy Brown doing printing on Fabric.

Assisting Nancy Brown at Print workshop. September 2011

A first for me recently was to be asked to attend a Saturday morning monthly meeting with the Logan artists, to give a talk on my art practise.

I have always avoided these requests as I can never think where to start and what to leave out . . . . however I was assured that there would be no throwing of rotten vegetables or booing, so I thought I would take the plunge and go for it.

I was surprised that I enjoyed the experience and that everyone was enthusiastic and interested . . . or at least well 'BRuNG UP' enough not to tell me otherwise. . . . .

They are proud, and justly so, of the fact that the studios are where Art and Friendship come together to produce a friendly atmosphere while producing some incredible art works.

They welcome beginners to the more experienced to their artistic workshops and classes in various art mediums.

You can ring 0421874225 if you want to make any inquiries regarding what they are currently offering.

Logan City Art Gallery Print workshop. Shibuka

In October I was thrilled to conduct a printmaking workshop with 25 students from a school here in Brisbane. The work they created will be forwarded to a school in Japan, as part of an exchange project, that has been an ongoing annual event for the past few years.

I found the Students were attentive and enthusiastic, which produced some inspirational work of a very high quality. Even the stencils they cut out to use for their prints, were art works in themselves and will look incredible collaged onto some of the prints.

I was blown away with the quality of the work they managed to create and feel that the recipent school in Japan will be thrilled with them.

They showcased the native flora and funa we are privlaged to enjoy here in Australia. Kangaroos, crows, lizards, leaves, flowers and Koalas were represented in bright colors and various compositions.