I attended the 1st week of this years Metchosin Summer School of the Arts out at the beautiful Lester Pearson College campus in Eleanor Hannan’s “Compositional Cloth: The Face” workshop.
She showed us a number of ways to make stamps and patterns after a few warm up exercises to get us thinking about the face.
Eleanor showed us how to make a silk screen.
And how to make all the right sounds when using screen and paint.
The first marks we made on our 3 to 5 metres of cloth where to be bold and free.
I was not impressed when, with my first stroke, the too runny paint fell out of the brush to make a red puddle, a heavy-handed start for my cloth.