2 day workshop (suitable for ages 8-12 yrs)
TECHNO JUNK PORTRAITS
Mechanical, technological and digital objects are part of everyday living, they are used and eventually thrown away once they are out of date or broken.
Young artists will combine discarded mechanical, technological and digital objects with more traditional art materials to produce junk portraits. Following in the traditions of Charleston, young artists will experiment with painting on found and scrap objects to produce a mixture of flat and 3D constructed portraits. Exactly how the final artworks will look is unknown and will develop out of playing, discussions, sketching and experimenting with materials and ideas. Projects will start with sketching and the development of ideas inspired by searching through our great pile of technological junk.
About the Tutor:
Mike Stones is a designer, illustrator and educator. Much of his recent work is based around developing projects to engage young people in creative processes, experimenting with new and unexpected objects in combination with traditional art and design materials. Mike has also worked as a creative director and for many of the major international publishers designing and illustrating book covers.