a few more pics of their work… i think it would be nice to display these somewhere although i ended up using cartridge paper that wasn’t that thick and they havn’t turned out as well as they could on decent paper, will have to remember next time not to compromise for the sake of saving a few quid. maybe it’ll be nice for the one’s wanting to develop their work in print to exhibit those at the end of my residency, i’m half way through now, i can’t believe how quickly the time goes, i’m starting to think about an exhibition at the end of the project which is april, which sounds far away but is really close in terms of organising stuff- lots to think about!
The lurgi has finally got me! i thought i was going to get away with not getting this cold but i’m really ill. So i’ve just missed the first day back after half term which is a shame as i’ve got big plans for this half term.
before going into that tho, a quick update on the last few weeks…
with the help of kate and don from the print centre i ran a morning workshop with the other half of year 11, we did a similar workshop to before (drypoint on drypoint card and chine colet) so that they had similar experience to the other group and they seemed to really enjoy themselves- they’re a lively bunch and we had more kids and less room, so it was a messy experience but good fun and i think they’ve done some fantastic work.
there’s a handful of kids keen on print so they’re going to come in and work with me when they have their tuesday lessons to build up their portfolios for their exams, i think it’ll be good to spend focussed sessions over some time with a small group, i feel like they only really see me and my work from a distance or in snippets of time so will be good to feel i’m passing on some knowledge and engaging with the kids a bit more.