Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Studio-ing along...

Prints in the Print workshop at The Art Studio
Photo by Jo Howell
The craft fair at the Arts Centre Washington was a great success. We managed to speak to the people of  Washington about all of the great projects and the work that The Art Studio Sunderland does for people with mental health problems.

We also made a few sales of the studio members work which will go back to the members and back into new art projects. So we would like to say a big thank you to all of the members who worked so hard to create the products for the stall, a big thank you to the guys who manned the stall, and another big thank you to all of our customers who came along to support The Art Studio.

If you missed the craft fair but would still like to purchase a limited edition Art Studio calendar for £6 each then please contact us by email or phone. (Details available on the website, see link at bottom).
Hand building ceramics by Art Studio Member
Photo by Jo Howell

Having finished the craft fair the guys are now working on a number of projects across different mediums with our resident artists.

There has been a lot of print work going on, with members working on some large scale lino cuts that are really impressive! I'll show you some photos of the final work as the guys get further along with it.

In ceramics the guys have started working on hand-building their own bowls, and have begun a decal project where they are learning to apply printed decals to ceramic blanks. It should be nice to wind down ready for Christmas, with only our respective Christmas parties to enjoy before we start one earnest again in the New Year.
Decal application by Art Studio Members
Photo by Jo Howell

Its not quite so quiet for our resident artists at the minute who are preparing to do some community outreach mono printing sessions next Wednesday 20th November and Saturday 23rd November at the library in Fawcett Street. The session is free to attend and is for people of all ages. Click links for more information.

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