Feedback on Art Express
Being one of the Art Express workshop leaders at Chelmarsh village hall was inspiring.read more...
The theme we developed was words and landscapes with a real emphasis on how you can create great art work on a limited budget.
The participants came from as far as Oswestry and some closer to Bridgnorth. We spent the morning playing with landscapes and perspectives.
The session let people consider how to use shapes, colours and textures to create depth.
The room looked like a sweatshop full of pots and bowls full if recycled materials, buttons all colours and shapes, coloured matchsticks, text and letters in many sizes, colours and coloured paper. Everyone had to avoid using paint and use collage techniques.
Banning paint made everyone really consider and spend time on arranging the composition before finally gluing the final piece together.
People from Oswestry wanted to leave after 2pm but I think we were surprised by how much they enjoyed the process and stayed much longer.
We were lucky to have such a great venue wuth the surrounding landscape to inspire us!