Visual Arts

Visual Arts

 

Wolf + Water use visual arts in all their 2 and 3D forms to enable expression – from painting to printing, cartooning to sculpture, pottery to mosaic – to allow opportunity for both individual and group expression.

Fire and Water an arts wave devon project in Torrington 2015

Tarka Pottery

img_7188Worked with children from the North Devon Home School group at the Tarka Potter Studios. The children made a clay oil burners, incorporating the themes of fire and water using coil and pinch pots techniques.

They learnt how to decorate their finished pieces using a variety of techniques including using coloured decorating slips in red, yellow & orange and a scraffito technique to draw flames around the base and up the sides, dripping coloured slips or glazes to give the impression of water running down.  Cutting out fish, underwater animals, sun or flame shapes to allowed the light out in the base of the burner; using glass beads to create a water effect in the bowl as part of the glazing; using shells, seaweed and coral to impress texture.

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‘Meet Me At The Plough’

img_9336As part of ‘Fire & Water’ we supported the Plough Arts Centre in Torrington launch their “Meet Me At The Plough’ project providing a weekly afternoon creative skills sharing drop in sessions for older people.

Sessions included decoupage, wire craft, painting, sketching and more under the expert guidance of workshop leader Sophie Evans.

The ‘no experience necessary’ sessions provided an opportunity to share skills and talents with others or just have a go at learning something new in a relaxing environment with great company. This project has continued to meet beyond the life of ‘Fire and Water’

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The work from these projects was placed in an exhibition at the Plough Arts Centre as part of the arts wave devon celebration event.

“What a wonderfully relaxing and creative environment in which to learn new skills and make friends”


Hallo Norge – Her er Jeg! (“Hello Norway – Here I Am!”) – Drammen, Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen – Norway 2012 – 14

This was a project we developed in conjunction with the Norwegian Save the Children. Over the course of two years we ran a series of residencies in asylum centres working with children and young people aged from 4 – 25 (although our oldest participant was actually in her 80’s!).

The idea was to work with the groups about their experiences of leaving (or in many cases, fleeing) their homes and coming to Norway. Through art and drama we explored their journeys and arrivals, their experience of the Norwegian asylum system, what they felt about Norwegian cultures, and finally what they felt that the future holds.

From this we worked create an interactive comic book that will be distributed to other young asylum seekers coming into Norway, packed with our groups’ practical advice, stories and inspiration. The book also invites the reader to draw and fill in their own experience of their asylum journey as they go along.

It really was an eye opening and inspiration project for us.