Art class on show

Alice’s art class is having an exhibition, going to put some of my work up, please drop in if you are local and want to see what the group get up to .

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Instruments and rags

As we continue in my art class with our still life theme, we have tried musical instrument and mono printing, this is a wonderful technique where you paint glass or a ceramic tile with oil paint and by using pressure, transfer the image onto paper, it was suggested that you could only take a single print and to use smooth paper, I had a go using watercolour paper and water with my water soluble oil paint and got a very pleasing result that I might work up some more.

Then we went back to basics,  pencils and  cloth I am told this was first principles for artist and they would spend hours studying the folds in cloth, I loved this exercise and became completely lost in it for far too many hours in class and afterwards.

LINO PRINT

Still working on our fables theme we are now creating lino cut prints as part of this project, yet another thing I have not done before and definitely something I am going to revisit.

So we started with our designs. I sketched a few ideas around the Strawberry fable then we made a lino cut, this week we made our first prints.

 

 

Beds and Blankets

So after a week of scratching and cutting we get  to do some printing.

I was surprised by the amount of effort that goes into making a print., inking your plate and scrubbing the ink into your design, then cleaning your plate, soaking your paper and laying it all out on the bed of the press covering it in blankets and finally running it through.

it was great to get to the big reveal at the end.

I was pleased with the results and  can see  how artist are captivated by the process of print making.

 

 

Tetra packs and mount board

What I like about my art class is we are always being introduced to something new, we have started to make some plates for printing from Tetra Pack (silver foiled backed cartons) and mount card.

The idea is you cut or scratch your  design into the plate, ink it up with a roller and  run it through a press, not  got to fun messy bit yet, just started to make my plates, at this point its all back to front anticipation.

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