Showing work is an important part of what we do. When people come to Space2Creare we want to celebrate the fantastic creative work they do be it through social media or in an exhibition. There are reasons for this. When you are struggling with low self esteem and confidence having the work you produce valued and on display is another small step to regaining that self respect. We also like to have a purpose behind our creativity.
On that theme we have started the Transformations Project. This is aimed to link work by the Creative Writing Group to local artists. The writers are writing pieces on the theme of transformation and we will pass these to local artists who will then create a work of art based on it. An exhibition will follow later in the years.
It has been a quiet week at S2C with half term holidays claiming many. We took the opportunity to start changing the exhibition in our gallery. This was good as we sold two more pictures as we were taking them down! Now we are working to get the new exhibition up which is the work of six Space2Create volunteers and service users with a wide range of media and styles. More information will appear soon in our exhibition section. This week we will also be putting up pictures at Kendal Leisure Centre, photographs selected from our photography group of Blackwell and the auction market.
Photos will be on view at the Leisure Centre from 4th June.
Unit 31 Exhibition “Paint, Pen, Photo and Ink” opening event 6th June 12-4
The 2Create group worked on a graphic for the upcoming Transformations Project while Chris worked on his wicker man sculpture.
Blackwell Ceramic Project
In the session the group transferred their drawn designs onto their previosly rolled out clay tile. They drew over the design with ballpoint pen to leave an impression in the clay. Then they painted out the design with a slip. Next we the group will repeat this process on their second tiles before adding more detail. the tiles are really starting to look amazing.
A small group due to half term again but those of us there carried on to finish off projects. Mainly people worked on their Scottie Wilson inspired pieces or played with words. Emma worked more on her transformations piece.
After some free writing to warm up the group tried a writing starter where words and sentences were taken from an article. These were then arranged to create a poem. This worked very well and produced some interesting results. The group then carried on working on pieces for the Transformations project.
We produced a lot of work in today’s session, after few warm up exercises bending letters, we continued the theme of graffiti by building letter forms and adding decorations like strokes & fills, drop shadows and different colourways to emphasise the graphic styles.
The group began to experiment within their own chosen mediums, with illustration, comic art, acrylic paints and even needlecraft being used to create a wide range of styles.
The WellArt Group had a great visit to the Abbot Hall today to look at the Portraits exhibition. A wide variety of styles and artists in the collection so something for everyone. Some of it quite challenging. Many thanks to Anne-Marie for showing us round and being so informative. Inspiring stuff!