I don't have children but as some of you may know I teach them and here it is again, the beginning of the year and another troop of sixteen year olds are under my care. It takes a lot of the year to get back in the swing of things and to get to know the students. Once you've reached the point where you understand how they work and they understand what you expect of them you can have really entertaining lessons for yourself and the students.
So for now I am filling in paperwork, writing projects, organising materials and sending numerous emails. Because my world is currently ruled by work I thought i'd give you a glimpse into a project i'll be running with our L3 Art & Design students. To give you an idea of what L3 means; these guys have just left school and have A*-C grades.
Ok, so they have a drawing lesson on a Tuesday, creative practices on Wednesday and a specialist workshop on a Friday. They'll be doing textiles with me on Fridays so we're going to start by drawing birds at the museum and then using those images to make paper stencils and then screen print them. These are the artists i'll be suggesting they look at for visual reference, all images are from the websites/blogs of the artists.