I’ve been tutoring my primary kids again this year and thought I’d share some of the work they’ve been up to. They’re a buoyant and happy bunch who always come up with some clever stuff.
Our soft sculpture workshop covered two lessons and was a complete hit. They were so absorbed in the job at hand and were thrilled at the personalities they gave their creations. No sewing was involved in this exercise – just driftwood, fabric remnants, buttons and string (yarn & other stringy-type stuff) and a little wire. We just wound everything together, tucked bits in and tied knots.
The following two images are from a drawing excursion to our local gallery to see and draw the work at the soft sculpture exhibition The Charged Object. It was an excellent show – I don’t think the kids had seen anything like it. Very imaginative work with textiles, stitching and some left-of-field materials.
We’ve also been playing with mark making, imaginative drawing, and watercolour (among other things). It’s always a delight to review their efforts at the end of a session.
A few young artists in the making……