Since going back to Uni this week, I have had inductions in several of the workshops. Yesterday was the production workshop and it was fun to see the different things I could do if I chose to. I was particularly excited by the digital printing on fabric. The idea of having either my photographs or one of my paintings on fabric for my final exhibition has set my mind racing. The other area that really interested me was the plastics, I love the idea of melting sheets of acrylic over objects – I merely have to think of a use for that!
We also were shown the woodworking tools, which although impressive, are not likely to be an area that I use. I’m handy with a drill in the DIY sense but the sheer size and magnitude of some of these tools left me rather intimidated!
Sadly, I didn’t have my phone with me for that induction, but there are lots of pictures of today’s one – the print workshops.
I have never even considered doing screen printing or letter pressing for my fine art work but instantly I was excited by the possibilities. Below are some pictures of my day – I went to the library on the way home to pick up a book on screen printing and intend to spend the day in the workshops on Monday to consolidate what I learnt.
Today was one of those game changing days when you realise there are so many more possibilities than you realised!
And I am very impressed with the facilities on offer at Portsmouth Uni too – I am already going to be sad to give this up in September!