Sunday, 30 January 2011

Fab Camp, Liverpool Art & Design Academy, 29-30 January 2011

I've just attended Fab Camp this weekend - an excellent opportunity to play with the digital fabrication tools on offer at Liverpool John Moores Art & Design Academy. Here are some of my experiments from the past 2 days.

In order to understand the capabilities of the equipment I developed this model out of plywood - somewhat a return to subject matter I painted around 12 years ago. The scene is based on views in Keswick.

Day 2, and I wanted to develop some works with a relationship to my current practice. These images show layering of soundwaves - laser engraved onto 3 sheets of acrylic.

And just for fun, an example of how 3d modelling and 3d printing works with a lego representation of yours truly (with only one hand!):

Other events from the weekend included talks from Hayden Insley of Fab Lab Manchester, Q&As from Razorlab, talks and guidance from Ilsa Parry and Jason Nelson of Dundee University.

Inspired Responses 6

The Brindley, Runcorn

29 January - 26 February 2011

Halton Arts Development's unique programme of artists' residencies with Halton's high schools, special schools and FE College is now in its 6th year. Come and celebrate with us and enjoy painting, sculpture and photographs by talented young people from across the borough, alongside works by artists Karen Allerton, Beth Barlow, Rebecca Chesney, Laurence Payot, Angela Sidwell and Claire Weetman.

Claire worked with Cavendish High School exploring movement, sound and drawing, resulting in this exhibition of work by the young people and four experiments in animation by Claire.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Midas Touch on Creativity, Culture & Education

Midas Touch was an early years creativity project, managed by Claire Weetman for Find Your Talent and the Aspire Trust in early 2010. Artist Michiko Fujii and Early Years Practitioner Laura Grindley delivered the project and their story of Aaron and Lewis' explorations has been published by Creativity, Culture and Education.

For more Early Years projects involving Claire Weetman, see the projects section of her website.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Four Experiments

'Four experiments' was produced following workshops at Cavendish High School, Runcorn as part of the Inspired Responses 6 programme for exhibition at the Brindley Arts Centre during February 2011.