Thread Studies

This is some experimentation during a Portaiture project where I discovered different ways to portray contours on the face using a variety of methods. I used both threads and fineliner pens to create these effects and positions them in a way which complimented the face.
Through the duration of the project, I used colour and tone to define the contours of the face and tried to represent this here also.
I enjoyed creating these peices as it was a new way of working and allowed me to mix media I usually wouldnt; this discovery has lead me to a decision that I would like to take it further into another art piece on a larger scale. I would want to experiment with the mixed media one which incorperates both the fineliner and threads as I feel this is the strongest, most interesting of the 4.
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berry trolley

This is a spread of 2 A3 pieces created with the technique of etching and incorperates real fruit juices and ink.
The reason for my art was contributing to the idea of the waste of food from us as a culture and how it’s an ongoing problem which needs to be fixed, worldwide.
This is created by using inks to etching into the A3 cartridge paper and calico fabric whilst then adding  real fruit juices and bits as an explosion to represent the destruction of food of which we buy and how this is a pointless routine.
These pieces (being a part of my project) have a background meaning and inspiratioon behind them, also.
I watched a BBC1 documentry called: Hugh’s War on Waste. This is the stepping stone of which I used to influence my art. The documentry puts into persepective about how much we waste, why we are doing it and how we need to stop it; I wanted to explore ways in which I could present this inforamtion in art form- this meant both in stats, imagery and literal sense.
I really enjoy both these pieces I created but I would like to expand these, to create a multitude of them as I think they would work nicely as a collection.
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Volunteering – St Francis’ Children Society

Through my school and the Get Involved (GIV) Project I was interviewed and chosen to take part and lead a project to transform a garden in a local children’s adoption centre. More on St Francis’ Children Society here: https://www.facebook.com/stfrancischildrenssociety/

BEFORE:

This garden was designed by myself and 4 other Sixth Form students; also with the help of Garden Designers from Cherrypip Garden Designers. This space was created to give, the community visiting, a place to both relax and play. The building is used for the children, adoption parents and adopting parents so a transformation like this can make a huge difference on the outlook from their time spent there. We were also lucky enough to be funded by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and were donated plants from Homebase too.

At the end of only 3 days it was being open to the public and to do so the Mayor, Steve Coventry, visited. I was honored to give a tour of the garden, the building and explain our aims and achievements to both the Mayor and Mayoress along with another student I was working with.  I was interviewed by the press and many photos were taken. Take a look at the article published about the whole scheme, including a video: http://www.onemk.co.uk/charity-garden-created-by-milton-keynes-students-opens-to-the-public/story-29491896-detail/story.html

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St Francis garden opening 2

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I’m so grateful I got to take part in this scheme; working and helping those of younger years in my school and learning new skills, both socially and physically. I have done some volunteering in the past but this seemed like a whole new experience and I thoroughly enjoyed myself as well. I would love to take part in more volunteering and schemes like this in the future.

 

Intro

Hey, my name is Nicole. I’m a student studying Art, Product Design in Design Technology, English Language/Literature, Geography and Core Maths in AS; first year of Sixth Form. I enjoy studying these subjects but have a great passion for the Arts; I wish to attend university in the near future to study Fine Art and Film and have already discovered three I have high hopes about.

I hope to attend a Film Summer School this summer which can hopefully introduce me to more techniques and experiences I’ll need to study this course at University. I’m very much excited to work with actors, cameras, and being able to edit a short film to present at the end of the week to the rest of the camp.

I have always created art and began filmmaking at around the age of 12. I made short films of family holidays and made compilations using a camcorder and editing software. Recently, I have invested in a GoPro Camera and an Apple iMac to create a greater professional approach for widening my skills and knowledge.

On this Blog, I hope to post a multitude of things from films, pictures of my art and creations to written work about experiences, mind mapping and my expression of ideas.