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Josh gets arty

April 23rd, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Josh came to the Art studio today for the first time (only kicking and screaming a little bit) and worked on a Tom Phillips inspired piece of work using text from ‘of mice and men’.

A great piece of multi media work Josh, well done and as your piece says

‘glad ta meet ya’

Equality Day

April 1st, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

On Tuesday we had an Equality Day, focussing on relationships and gender issues as well as considering our friendships and celebrating youth.

In the afternoon we made co-operative art by combining our talents to make a series of paintings to promote; Liberty Equality Freedom and Unity.

It was a lot of fun and good to see some people in the Art studio that don’t usually join us, thank you.

A big thanks to, Emily S, Alex, Luke, Natalie, Frank, Kenny, Becky, Chris and Jane.

Staff and students work together and encouraged and helped each other to complete the task and I think it’s fair to say we all had a great day. Thanks to all involved for making it such a pleasant and productive afternoon, thanks also to Emily C for adding some finishing touches on Thursday, sorry you weren’t there for the day, but the work experience sounded well worth it.

Jackson Pollockesque

March 26th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Frank created a Jackson Pollock-esque piece of work this afternoon.

Whilst working in the same room as Jay, who was making a dance track in Sony Acid Xpress (the latest free download discovery, check it out) Frank played with Inkscape and made an abstract marking image. Just like Jackson Pollock and his Jazz.

I dont know about anyone else bit it looks to me like a face screaming. To be Frank.


March 26th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Michael painted a picture of Skellig, but he seems to think it’s rubbish, help me prove him wrong by leaving comments please :]

We then found a great quote to compliment the picture.

As true as the day it was written

March 24th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

I am continuing to catalogue all the work I’ve done with students and keep coming across things we’ve done and forgotten about and this one really stood out.

Created by two students working together, the words were powerful then and they are still powerful today. The students and I worked on this over a couple of sessions, refining the text constantly, and then, using some images made by Adam we created this image in Gimp.

I think this is still one of my favourite pieces of work to date and worthy of a reminder. This blog goes out to anyone out there who feels excluded for whatever reason and a gentle reminder that there is always a sympathetic ear to be found at the learning centre.

Adam was always just chuffed that we used the image of his gingerbread man in his pants. Thanks Adam.



March 23rd, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Billie brought a touch of class to the centre with the first of her Vogue images.

A striking image of 60’s supermodel Twiggy and a clever use of text created a stunning acrylic on canvas piece that everyone was very impressed with.

Well done Billie.

Showcase Jay

March 22nd, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Next up on the showcase is Jay.

Jay always produces well thought out, creative work and is full of original ideas.

An impressive portfolio is already being put together and Jay still has a couple of years left to develope even further.

Well done Jay

Photo shows, Batman as displayed in Room 1. A frame from sin city, top right. A design for a bookcover of Private Peaceful depicting himself on the cover and composed in Gimp. A wordle english piece from an essay on private peaceful, centre. A detail of his D+T table showing his scorched dragons, bottom left.

Tiffany Bull Terrier

March 18th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Tiffany created a great template for her textiles work.

A staffordshire bull terrier ready to adorn a cushion on the couch.

Watch where you sit.

Elvis has left the building

March 16th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Carl continued his pop icons series today with a classic Elvis portrait. Rock and roll Carl.

Patrick’s handling it

March 16th, 2010 by PhilS in Links for students

Patrick made a gorgeous heart handle for his D+T table today. Having made a wooden version he realized it wouldn’t be strong enough and designed and made a metal version. Complete with threaded bit and collar it finishes the job a treat.