Sharon Gale’s Blog

Getting there
May 25, 2009, 8:10 pm
Filed under: Art Cabin

studio walls being primed

Big Mouth apologies for the long absence. Sometimes life just gets in the way!

Progress is being made, albeit slow. The plumbing and electrics are now complete, the strip lighting purchased. The caretaker has started to prime the laminate wood panelling that covers the walls.

The Dynamic Duo have had a meeting about what items need to be bought to stock the Art Cabin. This list is rather long as you can imagine, and a budget needs to be agreed with the  PTA/School, so that we can order the essentials first!  

After half term, the Dynamic Duo has agreed to roll up their sleeves, set best foot forward and get painting the walls. Time is passing so quickly that the end of term will be here before we know it and we really want the year 6 children to at least have a chance to produce some art before they leave for the summer break.


The Meeting of like Minds
May 5, 2009, 7:33 pm
Filed under: Art Cabin

Well, it’s been a while since my last post and there hasn’t been too much going on in the Art Cabin. The original plumber’s quote was too expensive, so I recommended my next door neighbour, who happens to be a qualified plumber. The Head gave him a call and he is set to start at the end of the week.

The electrician will begin his work tomorrow.

More interestingly, the Dynamic Duo took a trip to Essendon to meet another local artist.

We were completely blown away with the work of  Anne Tilby. Set/costume designer for TV, theatre, ballet and opera, lecturer on Film studies at Herts University, and recycling guru are but a few things this talented artist lists on her CV.

We were particularly interested with the Trash Factory workshops. Highlighting waste awareness, the creative workshops can transform old and unwanted stuff into new and exciting art/gifts/usable  items.

Some of the workshops are designed to compliment key stage learning at school too.  

The Dynamic Duo give a big thumbs up to Anne Tilby and we hope that the school will be able to host some Trash Factory workshops in the Art Cabin.