Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Here are some of the latest pieces of work from my lovely students. They are all now leading up to their final projects, can't believe it's that time of year again! I have been much more involved now I am teaching them and I am very excited to see what they will produce for their end of year shows. Here are a few finished pieces and works in progress. 

These are the result of our trip to Brighton, SEAGULLS!!

Really love this composition. 

The Pavilion.

The Artists! Alex and Matthew are happy working together. 

Josh and his super creature! We used a whole bag of plaster, a lot of which ended up on our clothing. 

Jamie's heart paintings are getting more and more expressive. Not sure why he needed to use so much duct tape! 

Lewis's falling man drawings. 

Louise's iris paintings, she wanted me to make a point that 'It is not finished!'

Laura's body parts paintings turned out really well.

Sarah's Leonardo wings which flap when you pull the cords, they are awesome!!

We managed to put our heads together and come up with a way of minimising the mechanical parts so it is easier to wear. Although, you do still have to avoid poking people's eyes out when you manoeuvre.  

Pitt Rivers and Bungle rats

I really love old artifacts and the Pitt Rivers in Oxford is full of treasure! The jewelry in there has to be my favorite thing to look at in there, but there is so much to see, here are just a few things I snapped. 

The famous shrunken heads, preserved in vegetable dyes and stuffed with stones. 

A rat trap made with old film cases.

Really love all the tribal jewelry. 

Various jewelry pieces made with teeth and bones, usually to celebrate their kill.

A funny looking owl :)

Flo went into meltdown and was more fascinated by the air vents than the exhibits. 

Fighting jewelry.

Tattoo stamps.


Pyrite, I think we have a fellow magpie in our midst! 

The Natural History Museum was closed that day, but we did sneak a peek at some of the dinosaur bones. Some of them were in packaging and Flo thought they were bandaged up as they were poorly. I told her they were long gone!

Camel Heads, Indoor Cinemas and Chinese New Year

This is kind of old news, but I had a lovely weekend in London with my good friend Sarah A.K.A. Migedy a few weeks back. We tried on some of the hats she makes and this delightful camels head made for a fancy dress party. We watched a funny Spanish film called 'The Originals' on her in house video projector and went to a really cool gig/birthday night at The Lamb pub in Islington. The next day to blow away the cobwebs we decided to go and celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chinatown and got chased down the streets by the dragon dancers in torrential rain. FUN!

Tea, cake and films! Such a cool indoor movie experience. 

We also helped Martin eat his birthday present, PLOPP chocolate...ha ha!

Sarah was a bit scared of the dragons, but I looked after her. 

The movements were so fast my phone camera couldn't keep up. 

Some shots turned out really beautifully though and really show the bright colours and movement of the dancers. 

Cats are lucky!

Naughty George didn't mention anything about having his work in the Hayward Cafe, but we stopped there for one last cuppa to dry off. 

We got soaked, I really should get an umbrella.