It can certainly feel like a meltdown! At a time we have less active volunteers than ever before we have more amazing things on the go than ever. Groups running four days a week with groups like photography and creative writing coming back soon. Also new groups starting, Drum Circle for one, it’s looking like it will be a five day week for S2C to be able to help people who need us in our unique way.
At the moment most of our energy is going in to finish displays for the Comic Art Festival Windows Trail. They all look great and once again we hope to promote S2C and the various groups we run and raise the profile of these and the artists working on them.
Alongside this the Transformations project is coming together with just a few artworks still to be brought in. (Guilty! mine is getting there.) The work being brought constantly surprises and amazes me. There is such a diverse mix of styles, media and responses. Hanging the exhibition will be a challenge with such a wide range of sizes and shape to sit alongside but I look forward to doing it. The end results should be stunning. Keep an eye out for events around this. A preview evening, exhibition opening, poetry readings, books and more.
The group were mostly busy with comic art fest prep but some were working on transformations work while others were working on a collaborative piece based on Marc Chagalls Circus painting.
The comic group were working on Lloyds window at the photography studio which will be featured for the comic festival, the artwork will now be stuck to foam board and cut out.
An interesting mix of paintings by the DeafArt group this week. Some colourful and textured image ideas.
The group all helped getting ready for The Comic Art Festival Windows. More birds done, some stringing ready to hang too. We made a grid from sticks to hang from the ceiling to hang the birds from. Karen was making a giant book for it.
On the Kentmere Ward this week the group helped out with Space2Create’s Comic Art Fest window making more birds for the display.
A really busy session today with visitors, meetings and art. Jane led the session with the group experimenting using salt and watercolours. By laying down quite we’re paint then throwing salt over it creates interesting texture as the salt absorbs the paint. Some really effective pictures were created. And of course there was the usual supportive positive vibe as the group worked.
Unity Art Group
Some people carried on from last week and experimented with the Brusho powders creating animals. Others were productive working on projects for the Comic Art Festival windows.