Artist, Katriona Beales, led two action-packed days of art inspired by dreams in our second autumn half-term course. We began by exploring the work of artists like Chagall and Dali who created fantastical and haunting dreamscapes in their work.
We looked at how their paintings made unreal subjects feel strangely realistic, and thought about how dreams can make the familiar strange. And then we started to identify some of the themes and images that have been part of our own dream worlds.
First we sketched and painted:
Then we created some 3D-models of figures from our dreams in quick-drying clay. They hardened overnight and were just dry enough for painting the next day.
We then created stage sets or dreamscapes in which to display our figures:
We were impressed and delighted by the work that was produced in just a couple of days – everyone did so much and worked so hard to bring their ideas to life.
And of course, no creative session is complete without a final show where everyone got to say a few words about their work.