Student at Plymouth College of Art, Blog for my work and research.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

art groups in plymouth

While browsing the internet i came across these few groups in plymouth :)

Chinese Brush Painting Society

Meet: 1st Saturday of the month 10am-12 noon.

Venue: Swarthmore Centre, Mutley.

Painting group discusses, paints and sometimes demonstrates all aspects of Chinese brush painting techniques.
Contact:B Vallance
Telephone:            01752 671168      

How cool is that? chinese brush painting, i love this style and think it would amazing to try it out and learn how to do it at a group session :)

I also found there is drop in painting and drawing classes with Pam Grossman at the Plymouth Community Arts Council :
Come join the PCAC and delight your creative senses with drop-in art classes led by Pam Grossmann. Pam, a local artist and illustrator of the children’s book King Gemba: Legends of Leadership, offers drawing based classes that allow students to explore various media and techniques through the use of pencil, color pencil, pastel, pen and ink, or watercolor. For more information, contact Pam Grossmann at            734-464-3968      . Classes are Drop-in, so there is no registration necessary!

Drop-In Drawing & Painting for Adults
Monday: 1:30-3:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00-8:30 pm 
Price: Member: $14 ▪ Non-Member: $17/class

Drawing & Painting Drop-In Studio for Youth (Ages 5-14)
Tuesdays: 4:15-5:15 pm
Wednesdays: 3:45-4:45 pm
                      5:00-6:00 pm
(Note: youth age 15+ may attend adult classes)
Price: Member: $11/class ▪ Non-Member $ 15/class 

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Visiting Lecture

A while ago we had Matthew Robins as a visiting lecturer to our college. It was a great experience and i  really enjoyed meeting him and getting to see all his work :) Check out his website here : link!
You can also watch his short films on his page on Youtube - Link!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

We had to make cards for WBL, Heres mine :

We also had to find two places we could exhibit our cards, i thought of these :

Christmas Craft Market
Winter 2011
Armada Way Piazza
30 traders showcaser hand crafted goods, with the community Christmas tree as the centrepiece and a catering area for weary shoppers to take a break with some sustenance. 
For more information:



Mount Edgcumbe
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2011 from 10am to 5pm (4pm on Sunday)

Back for its eighth year, the Christmas Fayre will be better than ever!
  • Inspirational cookery demonstrations from leading Westcountry chefs
  • Local produce will be available for your culinary delight
  • If you're looking for that special Christmas gift, there will be a wide variety of crafts and gifts
  • Admission: Adults £3 each, children £1 each

Friday, 9 December 2011

Print Portrait

our last prints were self portraits, 2 colour screen prints. really pleased with how mine came out, just wish i could of tried more colours! never enough time on a thurday morning.
original drawing

2 colour screen print

close up of print

i went mad and gave myself blue hair. why not =]

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Here's my two final pieces for the boo project!
 The first image is my response to the 'song to the sirens' poem, i decided that the sailor had been captured by the sirens and became a slave to the sea, the waves are now his master and he is neither dead or alive just a lonely soul forever roaming the oceans.
 And the second image is my haunted house image, i wanted it to look really creepy and dark and i think the lighting made it really atmospheric, there's a shadow of a little girl infront of the window without anyone actually being there, i made up this story that the little ghost is stuck inside a big empty mansion all alone and all she ever wanted was to see the outside world so you can always see her shadow as she stares out the window.
 i really enjoyed doing these projects and am really happy with the work i produced! :)