House Portraits

Thursday 5 July 2018

Sheffield Creative Guild Collage Workshop

On the 22nd June, it was Sheffield Creative Guild's second birthday party - at Yellow Arch Studios in Kelham Island - and I was asked to set up a workshop activity at the same time as having my stall.

I had been thinking about this idea for a while, so it was a great excuse to materialise the idea and give me a starting point for future workshops. Keeping it related to my collection of architectural prints, I knew I wanted to make use of the brick patterns I draw, different house features I like to spot and my enthusiasm for different coloured papers.

I designed various patterns for the collage workshop, as well as printing my black line drawings on to coloured papers. I went out and took photos of bricks and drew different types of doors and windows. I brought along a section of textured papers and card too, making use of a hoard I've stored over the years of bits that were 'too nice to throw away'.

It was so nice to see the variety of styles in the way people put together the textures and images and I received some really good feedback. I was told it was a good activity for an event where people go alone - it made it easy for them to chat to people while making something. Another person said she loved how self explanatory it was - it was very free and social, with no right or wrong ways.

Here are some of the wonderfully unique results that came out of the session...