Friday, 20 February 2009

Bump Art

Here's one form of art that I hadn't come across until recently and it certainly gives a whole new meaning to 'stretched canvas' !

Apparently, pregnant body painting, or bump-art as the professionals call it, is increasing in popularity - its certainly different !

Meanwhile I've taken a few days to recharge my batteries (after a ridiculously hectic start to 2009) down in Kent and may try and get across the sea to France whilst down there - I bet they don't do 'Bump art' in Boulogne.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Sale

Amanda has just finished a two weeks 'artist in residence' project at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Sale working with the reception class all the way through to Year 6.

The focus over the project was textiles and print making and where possible linking in with curriculum topics.

The classes produced some amazing pieces - wall hangings, large boxed canvases, banners and beany frogs to name but a few.

Over half term Amanda is finishing the display items (using her new Janome sewing machine !) to display throughout the school.

The children were so enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoyed the change over the last two weeks as did the very supportive staff at St Joseph's.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Eco Artist goes back to School

Throughout February Dukinfield Library hosts an exhibition of Eco-Art and Textiles by North West artist Amanda Whewell.

The exhibition features work by four local Primary Schools created in Amanda’s successful cross curricular school workshops as well as displays of Amanda's own style of Eco-Art.

Come along to meet Amanda in person and find out more about her work as an artist and her Eco-friendly school workshops on :

Monday 16 10am -1pm
Tuesday 24 3pm - 6pm