As part of enriching our student’s learning journey in art and culture Co-ordin8 hosts direct appearances from visiting local artists. The benefit behind this being that students will be part of a genuine master class and enjoy seeing, touching and learning about other art methods, media uses and styles, plus be able to directly experience working alongside professional artists. The idea behind this allowing for plenty of new ideas to be gained and useful questions to be asked.
As part of this Colin Brandi (BA Art and Design Birmingham University) and a fine art textilist and ceramicist visited one of our Wednesday Sessions in order to demonstrate colour, texture and pattern through fabric.
Colin brought in a range of his own pieces that have also been used in local and national exhibitions. The day was very well received by our students who gained great inspiration from Colin’s work and his ability to communicate his sophisticated colour philosophies at all levels in order that everyone gained from the experience.
Students were inspired to produce an assortment of patterns using colour and Sue Cox went on to create her own multi-media textile piece.