Sunday, 20 April 2014

Projecting on the Cycle Shed


The Cycle Shed became the canvas on Saturday as I projected digital paintings directly on to its surface, and even managed to make a live animated projection piece inspired by the birdsong of Dewsbury Country Park. Much fun!! Photos by Yvonne Roberts.








Cycle Shed Projection - Bird from Fabric Lenny on Vimeo.

Uplifting Email About Reconnecting with Drawing

Chatting with the Fauna Drawing Workshop
Drawing I developed in collaboration with Jonathan Grauel, based on work made by workshop participants.

I recently delivered a series of drawing focused workshops as part my 'Chatting with the Fauna' exhibition at the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield. The workshops engaged with almost 400 primary school pupils and their teachers over a 5 day period, and the children's work then formed part of the continuing exhibition.

As usual I got on my soap box and talked enthusiastically about the importance of drawing as a communication tool.

I received an email this morning from one of the teachers who attended the workshops;

Hi,

I came with my class from School last term to do some art with you for the exhibition in Mirfield. I know the kids really enjoyed it but I was actually really inspired by your work and your approach. You told the kids to never give up drawing as that's what happens to people in their teens. That was pretty much me, but after that day I went and bought a sketch pad and some felt tips and started drawing again. So much so I've started using acrylics, oil pastels, watercolours and crayons and got myself a shed to do it all in.

So I'd just like to say thanks for the inspiration. It gave me the push to do the picture books I've wanted to do for a while. 



Thanks again


Sonny

 This email filled me will a warm glow :) I wish Sonny the best of luck with his drawing journey.

Everyone should draw more!!!

One of Sonny's drawings following the workshop

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Down in the Woods Today - Dewsbury Country Park

The residency continues at Dewsbury Country Park with an intense drawing session in the woods, photographed by Yvonne Roberts.







Wednesday, 9 April 2014

More from Dewsbury Country Park Today

Another great day painting outside in the park as part of my residency with the Plant Life Cycle Project.
Work in progress

Migratory Bird





Sunday, 6 April 2014

Cycle Shed - Plant Life Cycle Residency

Yesterday saw my first on-site session at Dewsbury Country Park with the 'Cycle Shed' as part of the Plant Life Cycle project. I am one of three artists in residence commissioned as part of the project to create 'cycle' themed work in response to Dewsbury Counrty Park. I had a wonderful time and started on three new drawings which will inform further work, and hopefully an animated response to the park.
All photos by Yvonne Roberts.