Monday, 30 May 2016

The Blue Window

This month the window is inspired by Peacock Blue.
It is in response to my business card which is based
on a peacock feather. 
made by embellishing and lots of embroidery and beading.
It is Norfolk Open Studios from the 
28th of May until 8th of June.
The Old Art Room Swaffham Studio will be 
open daily from 9 until 4pm weekdays and 
10 until 4ppm weekends unless stated.
There is lots of new work in the studio 
including work completed on 
The Ten Week Creative Textile Course.
Another course will be starting shortly if you 
are interested.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Mark Making Sketchbook at Art Class

At the start of every Monday Morning Art Class we have a
Mark Making or Drawing warm up exercise.
A fun way to start your week.
This month, May, there is a free sketchbook to draw and
collect these activities in, when you attend the class.
Mark Making stimulates areas of your brain that 
encourages exploration and strengthens cognitive 
agility and is fun, using tools and mediums that you may
not use often. 
(All tools and medium supplied for this activity).

We then get down to enjoying an Art Session using
the medium and muse of your choice.
Lots of help , techniques and advice by Jane.
Once a month there is a Drawing Skill Session 
with Sarah Howard a Gold Medal  National Artist.
Sarah is a Botanist and Artist. 
She shares her skills, knowledge and techniques. 
The next session is June the 6th 2016.
Norfolk Open Studios Week.
The Old Art Room is participating and is open daily for
the two weeks of the event.

Sarah is exploring spirals in nature with
fur cones and pineapples.
So lots of techniques to try.
Book now:)))

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Radio Norfolk in the Studio with Treasure Quest

Norfolk Radio with Treasure Quest was in the studio on Sunday.
Anna and Ian raced around the studio to find the clue which I 
thought was a hard one to find.

"Look that way at the one with Dad:
Is the name after twos and threes?
At the Ol' Clue one room find those caged.
Although even if not these wouldn't fly free!

Anna was lovely and got distracted by all of the colour and 
art around the studio. 
We had hidden the clue envelope in the Chinese Bird Cage
with the Paper Cranes Ellen had made on her 
Work Experience.
Made a fun morning. 
Thank you Julia for nominating us:))))

Visit The Old Art Room, we are preparing for Norfolk Open Studios
which starts at the end of this month.

Circus Window

We had fun making the Circus Window and with all the 
circuses coming to town it fitted in. 
As you may know there is a circus tent I made from a 
folded book to view in Book Folding Displays.