Get involved with AccessArt & the Transformation Project – we did!
May 10, 2015 by sharongale
Normally my art clubs are tailored towards children, but when the ‘Transformation Project’ appeared on AccessArt, I decided to facilitate a workshop for adults in my local community based in Hertfordshire. I received a mixed box of One Button and LouLouFrou.com buttons and jewellery from AccessArt with the aim of incorporating them into mixed media sculptures.
Luckily I have quite a lot of ‘matter’, ‘stuff’, ‘rubbish’ that I keep in stock for collage and sculpture projects, along with tools like pliers, wire cutters, glue gun & craft knives.
When setting up for the workshop, I decided to arrange the studio in to three different areas, one for selecting materials, one for cutting/glueing and one for making (the jewellery/beads & buttons were set up in the centre of the making table to make it easy for picking & choosing).
To help my students get started I printed out a list of key words that would help them think about shape, size and texture. I also showed them the examples on the Accessart website. Students had to overcome problems such keeping sculptures upright, keeping things in place and making something aesthetically pleasing.
I’m pleased to say that the students were happy with their creations and feedback suggests that everyone enjoyed the challenge.
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