The course I signed up for was an Art workshop Imagine Monthly with Paivi Eerola and it was wonderful. Paivi posted a workshop on the first of every month for six months. These were inspired by different artists or an era or a style. I have since signed up for another, this time, for 5 months. Check out Paivi's blog http://www.peonyandparakeet.com/blog/ if you are interested.
The first class was called Doodled Luxury and believe me there was a lot of doodling. We used colouring pencils, watercolours and collage.
|Doodled Luxury - 1 - by Terry Whyte|
My second attempt was on watercolour paper. I used my granddaughter's photo instead of painting the face.
|Doodled Luxury - 2 - Emma by Terry Whyte|
# 4 - At this point I wanted to see what I could do with fibre. I stitched with thread instead of doodling with crayons. The background and elements were dyed with fabric liquid dye and the collage was stitched down. I also added a few beads and then wrapped the whole thing on a stretched canvas.
|Doodled Luxury -4- fibre on canvas by Terry Whyte|
|Doodled Luxury - 5 - on wooden board by Terry Whyte|
These were a lot of fun to do.
I will post about the other classes in following blogs.
Linking to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.