I've been attending a another short course in laser cutting with the Bluecoat Print Workshops which were hosted at Liverpool John Moores University. Amazing what you can do with the click of buttons ! I must add that clicking buttons it the easy bit, programming and working the whole thing out is another story !
Examples of cutting and etching on wood , paper and plastic...
In my sketchbook I'm presently working on abstracted studies of colour and changing light. This image is an embossed, hand tinted, collaged print on paper, with added silver wire and gold foil.
It is one in a series of experimental sketches that are part of a larger body of work. I'm developing surface values, layered elements and adding drawn wire sections. Eventually I have plans to unite this approach into silverware and enamel on copper panels !
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The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, was buzzing with activity today.
Lucky print enthusiasts got the chance to hear Emma Gregory, print lecturer and manager of the Bluecoat Print Workshops give an informative talk through the stunning exhibition, The Art Books of Henri Matisse.
Photography in the exhibition wasn't allowed but it's worth having a peek at the Liverpool Museum flicker pages HERE to see how the show looks.
I was really fortunate this weekend to attend the Lazer Cutting Demo at the Bluecoat Print workshops. The event was hosted by Bluecoat print manager Emma Gregory and presented by Andrew and Caroline from art&designPOD, a design facility based in the Liverpool School of Art and Design.
Demonstrations of cutting, engraving, and marking were intergrated with computer instruction on how to import drawings, and programme in designs on table top sized machines. It was a revelation to see just how attainable new technology can be.
All done by the click of a button !
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