Friday, 8 February 2013

friday workshop take 2






 friday came around mightily speedily this week. 
it seems only 2 minutes ago that lizzie came over for a one-one workshop and here i was this week with jess, her mum wendy, vicky and chrissy round for their workshop.

 in my former life i used to be a teacher and doing these workshops has made me realise that it's not the teaching i grew to dislike, but the being in a classroom teaching unmotivated kids.



 teaching screen printing on the other hand has given me my passion back. 
when you have keen, star students in front of you and you get to pass on the wisdom of something you are passionate about, well quite frankly life doesn't get much better.


it is a privilege to have such lovely people come and want to learn something new and to show as much passion as i have.








 it was quite an intense day, in the best possible way. everyone was full of ideas and creative juices were running high.
i never saw such looks of concentration in the classroom.

 when all stencils had been cut we headed down to the print room (the basement) and after a quick session on how to actually pull a screen everyone set to work on their own screens.





i don't know about them but i was beyond excited at this point! i couldn't wait to see how their designs were going to turn out.
seriously, i needed to give myself a pep talk at this point.




and what star students they turned out to be...
after the printing and the cleaning up came the magic...

 seeing their designs transformed...
how cool are all of these?
i just love how different each and everyone's work is...


vicky brought her fab bird and birdhouses design printed out and ready to cut...
chrissy punched holes a crazy to make her striking design...
wendy did 2 - she used cat post-it-notes as silhouettes to cut out - and also took inspiration from melissa bombardiere's wonderful belbird design (i love melissa's work)...
and jess produced a wonderful piece that looks  tribal.

 the next workshop isn't until march 15..i'm not quite sure how i'll get my fix until then, but it's certainly something to look forward to.

if you fancy joining me for a fun passion  filled friday (does that sound wrong?) there are still a couple of places left for march 15. 
please do join us (mother's day is march 10 so put in your request for a great gift)...you can book a place here.


10 comments:

Di said...

Ooh, it looks like a fab day. Di x

**nicke... said...

oh karen, i really wanna come play at your house! why don't you live in idaho?

lindsey said...

I want to come too...where do you live?

Charlotte said...

fantastic!!!

Nicky said...

That looks a lotta messy fun!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I used to love screen printing (at school) but we were never allowed to pull the paint across the screen and I always thought that was the best bit! I love what your students have made - fabulous!

Colette said...

What talented pupils, I love these. I wish I was closer, looks like a fantastic day.

lamina@do a bit said...

I am quite envious... looks like you guys had the best time!!

How funny... I was a Computer graphic software and IT trainer in a past life! It is the best feeling in the world teaching people who are passionate about learning! Such a buzz... I loved it! I would love to teach a few screen printing classes... it would be so much fun! I just wish I had a bigger place!

Kay said...

Such fun. I used to be a teacher to, I didn't like the paperwork or the politics.

Isisjem said...

Very talented pupils and it looks like a very fun day!