Category Assignment 2

Stage 2 Developing Ideas

I looked through my sketchbooks and decided to use some of my photos I have been working on as they were very textural and therefore appropriate for using as a stimulus for manipulating fabric.  I edited them slightly and focused in on the areas that I considered had the best patterns and shapes.  I then […]

Tutor Report Assignment 2

Overall Comments You have undertaken a good range of experimentation with the visual elements, demonstrating a sound understanding of the basic principles of composition. An emerging strength is your ability to recognize appropriate starting points for the development of your ideas and to work systematically towards realizing your intentions. A key development with this assignment […]

Assignment 2 – A Reflective Commentary

Assignment Two – It’s been a love/hate relationship fraught with: guilt for not completing sooner; uncertainly about whether I was on the right track or not; frustration with not always having the right materials/equipment at the right time and  anxiety due to all the above.  I did, however, love all the practical work and enjoyed experimenting […]

Project 5 – A Review

Project 5 went on forever!  I started it in June and completed in September whilst at Preniac!  I had lots of drawings that I thought would work well in print and my initial selection worked well in lino cut.  I did not, however, feel inspired to continue working with them into a final piece and […]

Project 5 Painting and Printing Stage 3 (cont)

During the last two days at Preniac, we were encouraged to develop our ideas from our sketches and experiments with printing and painting.  I decided to concentrate on the visit to Cahors as I was fascinated by the buildings there, the iron railings and balconies, and fading painted signs, overlaid with contemporary graffiti.  I used […]

Project 5 painting and printing Stage 2 Selecting your design ideas

Having experimented with some printing techniques, I took a look through my sketchbooks for some drawings to develop into print.  I selected four drawings. I wondered whether I could combine some of these designs into a sample and as I really wanted to work with lino cuts and felt this would be a good technique […]

Experiments with printing and painting Stage 2 Experimenting with techniques

I have been really looking forward to getting to this stage and having sought out and bought a very inviting range of art materials, various paints and materials am eager to about try out a variety of techniques.  I have done some basic printing when attending courses as a Primary Art coordinator and always enjoyed […]

Stage 6 Combining textures and colour effects

Oops – I missed out this stage, intending to go back to it and then completely forgot.  I did have a go at the time at french knots and found it difficult and extremely time-consuming, got bored and wanted to move onto the next project. I did, however, gain a renewed interest in french knots […]

Research Point Assignment 2

Research Point Assignment 2 For this research point I chose a textile piece that I have owned now for more than 20 years. It is a Kalaga I bought when I lived in Singapore but found it when holidaying in Thailand and then had framed in Singapore. It has always hung in my living room […]

Project 4 – A Review

Project 4 – A Review Did you manage to ‘make space move’? I carried out the exercises with the squares and recognised the effect of object placement in making an arrangement lively etc and then applied these principles in my following work. I found it tremendously helpful when using a viewing square to identify arrangements […]