Our Discover Arts Award group have been reflecting on their work this week. Part C of the award involves the students sharing their work with people, and so we’d like to share our finished felt pieces with you!
‘My favourite thing about my felt craft is how it looks like a sunset. I also like the beads at the top. I really enjoyed it and learnt lots of new skills. It was actually really easy to do and I loved looking at Sam’s work. It was really inspiring’.
‘The thing I loved the most about my felt craft is the colours I chose and my choices of beads. If I had more time I would add more decoration. When my friends commented on my felt craft they said that they liked my range of colours, my bead choices and my simple, bold message. I will definitely be making a felt craft again!’
‘My favourite part of my wet felt was the mixture of colours and how they blend together. My friends said they really liked the face and how it was unique. I also liked how well the antennae look; I made the antennae with pipe cleaners! I really enjoyed the lesson and I would love it if Sam came back and showed us a different mixed media skill.’
‘My favourite part of my wet felt is I could turn it into a bow. My friends said they liked how I did the beads round the outside, the colours I used, and how the buttons fit in with the background.’
‘Wet felting was really fun, though I put too much soap on mine! I liked that the soap was rinsed out of the felt before it dried. My friends said they liked the colours and the beads, and that I drew on the buttons to make a face.’
‘I like the buttons on the tree that I did.’
‘My friends said my work was bright and bold, and they liked my bead choices.’
Our Bronze Arts Award group worked with printmaker John McGowan this week. John showed us how to print from the perspex plates we’d prepared after our visit to his studio. We rubbed ink onto the plates, then wiped the excess off with a piece of scrim. We soaked a piece of heavyweight watercolour paper in water before blotting it off, then laid it on top of the printing plate. We then placed a thick piece of felt over the top and rolled it through the printing press. We made three prints from our plates in total- next week we’ll choose our favourite one to mount!