Wednesday 24th October Rachel Wood joined us in The Holgate Gallery she showed us how to twist newspaper and create frames and portraits to mount on the Gallery wall. There were some really exciting pieces of art created, as people got stuck in to try and recreate their own faces using just sheets of newspaper – the effect at the end of the day was really visual, and lots of people said that they would try it when they got home.
On Tuesday 23rd October in The Holgate Gallery, our resident artist was Betty Ching. Betty usually works with jewellery and plastics, but the theme of today’s activity was Stamping and Inking. People who came to join us were encouraged to use ink pads and different kinds of stamps to create all sorts of different designs, which were then displayed on the Gallery wall. Trees, birds, helicopters and flowers featured strongly in the morning, but by the afternoon there were lots of witches and pumpkins. The art looked spectacular, and loads of people had a go at doing something a bit different.