Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Burngreen Centenary Event

I will be delivering a cameo silhouette workshop as part of the Burngreen Centenary Event.  Anybody who lives in the vicinity please drop by and show your support.  I will be helping people create silhouettes to take home with them, and making silhouette images with stencils for younger participants.  Come along and have a taste of family entertainment with an Edwardian Theme.

Silhouettes a plenty.  The Burngreen Centenial was a good and busy night, the rain stayed off and with so many different things happening at the event it was a pleasure to be part of it.  The workshop concentrated on drawing silhouettes with the options of using stencils. Most of the children who took part rose to the challenge and took the silhouette subject matter beyond portraits and into animals, monsters and heros, demonstrating great freedom and expression in the work they made. 

Mostly children participated, with parents and family joining in to help make the silhouettes.  Coloured papers came into play too and I really enjoyed the simplicity of the shapes that were created. I found it all the more interesting as I have been exploring simple decorative patterns and drawings in reference to the barges and the Roses and Castles artwork adorning them. 
I took the opportunity to join in and made some quick silhouette drawings of some of the participants which they used to make cameo style images. 

So a big hello to all those who took part and I hope to see you at future events in and around Kilsyth.

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