The photos are not the best I 'm afraid,got so bound up the light was often bad by the time I remembered to take them.Shelley uses layers in her work and said she will go back to her work adding in ,time after time.
We had to choose to use one of our objects as a drawing implement.A page was divided into five and we wrote,in pencil ,words,descriptions of each of the other five objects ,filling the shape completely.We then took ink and drew marks from the objects over the words to fill the boxes.
My objects and the finished page.We folded this into a book,but mine is laid out .
We also had to go out and collect items to put into a press,to be printed with later.We were given a long ,narrow sheet of paper to go and record a walk,stopping and noting down marks we were drawn to.
Mine is at the bottom,along with some pages with trapped items,we were encouraged to introduce maybe one colour,and to go back and work into the papers.
Shelley gave us each a matchbox which had to be decorated and filled with tiny little treasures.This was then used to draw from,onto a large sheet of paper using a drawing tool attached to the end of a long bamboo stick.this encouraged looser drawing .
The object,once again was to create a set of marks .We had also made some drawing implements and had to add to the drawing with these using ink.
We collected items ,painted and wrapped them and were told we might try to construct some 3D objects using the collected items to work from.I used masking tape and wire to create a flower head and an iris seed pod.
Using the items we had put in a press we created prints,we could add in a second colour if we chose.Once again we were encouraged to layer and work back into them.
These were the elements we had to work with to begin to create a resolved piece.
It was a very full-on workshop with lots of tasks to do ,we created a great deal of work and a lot will filter through into pieces.I really enjoyed it and can already see how I will use the ideas.I began a small piece but will have to photograph it as I was too busy looking at all the incredible work produced by others there.