I have been working on getting the St Matthew’s Art show 2019. The artwork is ready to be hung and displayed at the studionAme gallery space. The hope is to try and get this installed over the duration of this weekend. This process has was about engaging with the community. Although, I had very little input in running the Crochet workshop, I am delighted to be leading and taking control of bringing this show within the community for the community. Look forward to seeing you there, perhaps.
Here is the final poster.
Exactly 2 weeks today, studionAme will be hosting the St Matthew’s Art show 2019. The private view is on 30.08.2019 between 6-8pm. If you can’t catch the show at this time, feel free to pop round between 31.08.2019 – 07.09.2019. The opening times for public viewing is 3-8pm.
To do list
1. Install artwork from the St Matthew’s community.
2. Install works by the school children from the local community.
3. Print and install images of crochet classes.
4. Organise marketing material and promote.
5. Organise snacks and bites for Private View.
6. Get drinks for PV.
I would like to get all artwork installed as soon as possible. Ideally before 26th of August.
The snacks, face to face promotion can be extended to the following week.
Yesterday was the final day for the St Matthew’s community to submit once piece of their work. The artwork will be displayed in the ‘St Matthew’s Art show 2019’ held at the end of this month. There will be a variety of skills on display.
The process has been energising for me personally. I have got to meet, many new people. Some brand new to the art scene, and others that have gone through the art cycle.
We are on the final stages now. The process of setting up, organising and promoting begins. The process starts next week.
I completed the workshops (Thursday 01.08.2019 and Friday 02.08.2019) for the local school.
For me it was important to relay the message, that Art not just painting. It can be more than that. The class was setup to embrace their feelings, styles and development. We looked at using different materials. Foil, string, buttons, straw etc. The exercise was to develop and nature the childs inner creativity. I think we were successful in our approach.
There is not much I could have done to make it a fuller experience. I possibly, could have had snacks, but that would eat into my limited time.. And also, open up health and safety concerns.
Images to follow in my next post.
I had an amazing time doing my first Art workshop with the local school. The 2 hour sessions were held over 2 days. Thursday 26.07.2019 and Friday 27.07.2019. The workshops included introductions, brief history about studionAme, some art and craft activities, and studio tour. I was blown away by how bright the children were. The questions, the engagement among themselves was very satisfying.
We made a Lions head, using paper plate, coloured cards and a little bit of luck. Here are some picture from the day.
We worked on exploring abstract style in painting. After selecting an image or a subject of their choice. The chicldren were encouraged to segment the background. Here are some pictures from the event.