Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Monday, 26 November 2012
Below are a few examples of prints produced by students from various courses. Sid from ED2 has printed paper drypoint prints inspired by the African bush. Clare from CAA3 has produced a number of linocuts based on Blackpool fairground attractions and Pearl from the Artist Access Scheme has produced lithographs of plants.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Monday, 5 November 2012
Hinged boxes with CAA/Jewellery Year 2...
Last week we had a brilliant (and full on!) day in the workshop making these hinged containers with some of the CAA and Jewellery students...great to see familiar faces in the workshop and plenty of hard work produced great results...we did'nt quite manage to finish them as most of the students made 2 each, but watch the blog for a further image of the finished results!
Hammering the box into shape
Last minute adjustments to the hinge
The (almost) finished results...
A puzzle for you to work out. This print was designed especially to make no sense at first glance. If you take a few moments to study it you will start to see words appear but not in the way that they are suposed to. It is actually a play on words and a typographers' joke as it is a printing term which is used in everyday speech. Derived from setting up type wrongly in a 'composing stick' the phrase is 'wrong end of the stick'. If you worked it out before you saw the answer give yourself a pat on the back.
Thursday, 1 November 2012
BA Hons Illustration student Hannah Rees intends to make a half scale grandfather clock using letterpress. She has made all the component parts and intends to assemble them when the ink is dry enough. It looks great already. Should look even better when it's finished.
Monday, 22 October 2012
Friday was a good day in the workshops...we were so pleased to see 4 of last year's graduates returning and using the workshops as part of the associate membership scheme; it's a great facility in which artists can apply to the college to become an 'associate member' which for a small fee will give them a range of benifits such as access to the HCA library and Folly Arts shop...a further application can be made to use the workshops at Folly Lane on a friday....
Pearl (Portfolio course) in Textiles
Jacky (Portfolio Course) in Print
Dominique (CAA course) In Small Metals
Gemma (Jewellery course) in Small Metals
For further information on the scheme e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the college on 01432 845302
Friday, 19 October 2012
CAA Y2 - 3D Collaboration with Print
Low Relief / Embossing
2nd Year CAA students spent the session sticking vinyl designs to wood blocks.
These blocks were then sandblasted.
Roger demonstrating the embossing process
Not satisfied with just embossing
Roger got the students to ink up the blocks