Whilst facilitating drawing, I feel it’s important that observational drawing is not seen to be the only way into documenting the surrounding world. Learners at Red2Green really enjoyed the process of recording by taking rubbings from natural and man made objects whilst incidentally making uninhibited gestures and marks with graphite.
Students created a series of rubbings which they then cut into shapes and experimented with composition by juxtaposing the cuttings onto black paper. Students looked at patterns from the natural world to inspire their compositions.
Many thanks to students at Red2Green for sharing their process and images of their beautiful artwork with AccessArt.
Aspire to Create
Red2Green is a ‘Cambridgeshire charity providing services including learning, leisure and work opportunities for adults with a wide range of disabilities.’
To see all eight workshops in this series, tailored for adult learners, and exploring drawing, casting, printmaking, sculpture and colour, please refer to the Aspire to Create launch page here.