The workshop participants have been busy lately preparing for a big local festival to bless the fertility and productivity of rice crops. After the festival, we completed another workshop. They’ve been really branching out with the techniques I had taught previously.
Flying Arts News
Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron catches us up on the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange progress. In this workshop, participants dipped previously prepared pieces in shellac and learned new techniques.
Today we made coiled newspaper jewelry: pendants and earrings. The participants are keen to each have a set of jewelry like mine to wear to the project event and exhibition of the creations from the workshops. We will be coating them with Shellac and making cords for the pendants in the next workshop.
For the third workshop of the Sam Rit Residency, the participants explored more advanced techniques of newspaper coiling. Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron also learned a new technique from her students.
Scott Maxwell was recently in Chinchilla to deliver workshops in foundation and experimental drawing. Read about his experiences here.
In the second workshop of the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange, Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron taught workshop participants how to use newspaper and crochet cotton to create basket forms.
Mary Barron is the Flying Arts Artist taking part in the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange. Here she talks about how the first workshop went in this rural Thai community.
Elysha Rei is the Flying Arts Program Coordinator, and has been instrumental in getting the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange off of the ground. Here she gives some background on the area in which Flying Artist Mary Barron will be spending her eight week residency. Read her first journal article.