Friday, 7 December 2012

I have't given up yet... and St Andrew's day (a week late)

It's been ages since I posted anything, I feel guilty that I'm not sharing stuff. I do have a dress to share with you, and I'm doing Christmas present sewing at the moment, so don't want to give away the goodies just yet.

I've also recently started a fashion and textiles group at School with some year 10 students. They were keen to draft their own clothes, so we started with a simple skirt. We are now onto cutting out fabric and hopefully I'll be able to share some of their creations with you over the next few weeks.

Last Friday we went to Glasgow. Art Department trip with GCSE and 6th form students. It was a super day and the kids were great. We started out at the William Burrell Collection, which holds a collection of paintings and an interesting range of artifacts from all over the world.

From these maces to stunning white work drawn thread embroidery.

Second stop was the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. A stunning building filled with artefacts from Scotland and the wider world, including samurai swords, masks, dinosaur bones and many more and Art from the Medieval to the present day. Well known pieces including Dali's Christ of Saint John of the Cross, alongside less well known pieces and contemporary art.

I loved this stunning piece of work by Alison Watt.

These expressive heads by Sophie Cave were amazing.

And that's only the tip of the iceberg!

Later we went to GOMA, Glasgow's modern art gallery. I had no idea what was on, but was pleasantly surprised to find works by Grayson Perry (one of my favourite artists) and a range of sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle, who I also love. Great day of art!

After a delicious tea from Burger King (student choice!), we had about 50 minutes until our bus arrived. We spent this time at George Square. Where there was ice skating, A few fairground rides and live music to celebrate St Andrew's day. We heard a drum and pipe group called Clanadonia. it's safe to say the 6th formers were impressed!

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