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Arlesey, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
I am a cut paper artist and I live in Arlesey, Bedfordshire. I am originally from Wiltshire, from a very long village called Winterslow, just outside Salisbury. I make my work by drawing into a black piece of paper and then layering colours from behind which I cut into again. This makes very delicate and intricate paper pieces that are inspired by my love of the landscape and the natural world about me.

Friday, 28 January 2011

More paper dogs and cats from Stonehill School students at the art club.




More paper dogs and cats - surface pattern at Stonehill School art club





Stonehill School Art Club - surface pattern dawgs and pussums...


At the art club I have been running at Stonehill School I showed the children how to use rubber stamps and coloured pens and pencils to make surface pattern. I encouraged them to work into the patterns, adding colour and texture over the stamp patterns to bring out the shapes much more. The children made a sheet each of a repeat patten. We then used a template that I had designed and prepared for the club, the pattern of a dog and cat which they cut from their surface patter sheets. With just an hour to juggle I need to make these sessions rather component based so as to guarantee a concrete outcome. I was so chuffed with what they made. Little charming creatures that each have a personality of their own. Magical.



An example of the surface pattern created
One of the little dogs made...

Fearnhill School - photos from paper cut workshop with Arts Award students

The following posts are photos from the start of a Bronze Arts Award course that I am running at Fearnhill School. The paper cutting is a great workshop to get the students working creatively and quickly and to get the creative juices going. I was impressed with the outcomes of  these little paper cuts, the faces have a lots of expression! Some of the students arent used to using craft knives at all, so I think they have done really well.
The finished white cuts - completely fab... look at those expressions!!!
Some pupils cut into the paper after first drawing with pencil
Some students just worked straight into the paper, freely, with no pencil guides.

Fearnhill School - photos from a papercut workshop with Arts Award students

Fearnhill School - photos of a papercut workshop for Arts Award students