Hi guys, I know its been a few weeks since I last updated. A number of reasons coupled with sheer laziness has kept me from it, but here I am and I'll do my best to recall everything that's happened and lay it out for yall. That being said, this post could end up being VERY LONG. haha
But let's just start with the basics. Classes have been going well for me thus far, the only trouble I've had has been adjusting to the way things are run (only having certain classes once a week, for one), but otherwise, I've been having fun getting to experiment with a few things on my own and with learning new techniques. I'm especially happy with my textiles class; though I don't consider myself a designer and I know very little about fashion, it's refreshing to approach works from a different angle and I definitely feel that the things I'm learning as far as printmaking is concerned could come in handy in the future. I'm concerned about output, since I feel like up until this point all I've done is come up with ideas and played around so hopefully within the next few weeks I can start producing some of the final works.
I've gotten to see a lot of artwork since I've been here as well; we were asked to tag along on a bit of a field trip with the first years to the sculpture garden in Yorkshire on the 19th and had a lot of fun. The works were varied and some of them large enough to actually walk under, spread over a massive expanse of farmland, so needless to say we got a good deal of exercise in that day and we still didn't even manage to see all of the works haha. We even saw some sheep! The same day we stopped at the Hepworth Wakefield and I was inspired by the massive paintings of Clare Woods.
Then just last week I took a trip into the city center with a friend to visit the Alice in Wonderland exhibit that was showing at the Tate; the exhibit had a bit of everything, from surrealist works by Salvador Dali to some of the actual sketches and manuscripts by Dodgson himself.
Otherwise, nothing much else to report, hopefully soon will take a trip into Chinatown and visit a few of the other museums in town, and also have plans to visit Germany and Sweden in the near future. :) I'll keep ya'll updated. :)