This week was our final artist session! There are now only two more weeks of group work before the programme comes to an end. As you've probably guessed by the picture above, this week we were learning how to knit... No, only kidding! We were visited by Lorna Morrish of Lorna's Handwoven Tapestires, who taught us the delicate art of... well, hand weaving tapestries of course!
And let me tell you; it's a lot harder than it looks in the pictures below! We were learning only the very basics, on a very, very small frame and still we were left with homework at the end of the session. Lorna was kind enough to stay on for extra time and give advice and guidance, as well as show us the yet more complex art of weaving on a large frame. Lorna's passion for her craft was infectious and we all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, doing our best to create something interesting using only lines and colours. It's funny how sometimes such strict limitations can unlock more creativity.
This week the group circled back to the first session we had, learning percussion with Jim King, and explored the concept of rhythm, movement and gesture in the visual arts. This led to some very expressive pieces and got everyone in the mood to create, see below for a sample. Then, as usual, we returned to personal works; we've amassed quite a collection of work now and are hoping to exhibit it somewhere other than online! So keep an eye on this blog, or our Facebook Page for news about that.
Next week is our final artist session, where we'll be learning to weave tapestries with Lorna Morrish.