On the Road: Parklea

Our On the Road workshops are proving more popular than ever! Recently tutor Susan Bryson and artist Steven Reilly went to Parklea for a concertina book workshop.

"The bookmaking workshop at Parklea branching out in Port Glasgow was a successful and productive outing in an inspirational venue.  A garden centre tucked away from the main stretch of road and situated at the river was a welcoming setting for the workshop.

The bookmaking took place in the designated art room, which was a small well-equipped room in which groups explore different visual art activities. There were four participants that took part in the workshop along with the
Co-ordinator. The theme of the books was garden plants and birds.

The concertina handmade artist books were transformed through applying paper and fabric collage along with drawing. Images of plants and birds were cut and pasted alongside intricate pen and pastel drawings. The end results were a selection of personal responses to the theme.

After the workshop the group gave us a tour of the venue and a background of what they do.  This was a great way to end the sunny afternoon at Parklea."

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