Bobby started us off drawing with charcoal, exploring how to create the illusion of different planes - a challenge for the brain as much as for the hand!
We then worked in groups of four to create huge abstract pastel drawings - each one was 4 times A1. The one below was made by me, Dorothy, Angela and Lucille.
These were then divided into four and we were each given a section to work into - this one was the piece I was given.
The next stage was to cut small sections from this large drawing from which we had to select three to enlarge.
And this is what I ended up with. I would like to work into these some more and possibly develop them into something else... so watch this space!
All the time we were doing this we had a piece of white paper behind our work which gradually became covered in smudges and marks. We then had the challenge of working into these messy rough sheets using whatever techniques we liked. I think this was my favourite exercise and this is what I ended up with...
And this was Janice's