Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Monday, 2 July 2012

My Sherwood Art Week 2012

It was a very busy week, but I thoroughly enjoyed helping to organise Sherwood Art Week 2012.  The Art Marquee on 16th June was very busy from the minute Sherwood Festival opened.  With a backdrop of loud music from the stage, heavy rains and wind that almost brought the marquee down, we had demonstrations of Doll's House miniatures, Chainsaw sculpture and Papercutting and workshops in felting, dreamcatchers, metal key rings, giant collage, extreme drawing, and crochet to name a few.  Children and adults made and decorated leaves for the wishing tree at Sherwood Library and they were all hung up along with those made by the children visiting the library over the week.

After the art marquee I was off to the Artist Trading Card Swap at the Textile Workshop.  We made sixteen cards each and left with a great selection of artwork from glass, watercolour, acrylic, mixed media to ceramics made by the other artists attending.

Taster workshops were going on throughout the week, so I decided to attend a pottery workshop at The Place one evening.  I made a molded dish with a lace imprint with a blue glaze and I am looking forward to seeing the results once it has been fired.

The next morning I was teaching a paper flowers taster workshop to a lovely group of ladies, most of them I had never met before and although we had a few technical issues with the paper punches everyone went home with some beautiful examples of what is possible with a couple of sheets of paper.
Over the next few days I got to take in some of the exhibitions as well as art in the shop windows in Sherwood.  The exhibitions were at some of the local churches; St. Martin's, St.Johns and Sherwood Methodist Church as well as at The Place.  There was some amazing work on display from artists working with all sorts of different materials and art forms.

To top off the week there was a Craft Fair at Sherwood United Reformed Church with lots of stalls of ceramics, jewellery, artwork, plants, cream teas.....plenty to keep the 2,500+ visitors happy!

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