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Julie Dodd

     Installation Artist       Altered Book Artist       Paper Sculptor       Book maker       Printmaker

By Julie Dodd, Nov 23 2017 10:00AM

There will be family workshops running at the Williamson art gallery this weekend. On Saturday Pam will be showing families how to make Christmas calendars and on Sunday I will be showing families how to make gingerbread house gift boxes and felt gingerbread men decorations as well as decorating salt dough tree decorations and other activities.

By Julie Dodd, Nov 16 2017 11:02PM

I am pleased to anounce that a piece of my work will be showing in an exhibition in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Valle del Sarno, via Cavour,7, Sarno, (Sa), 84087, Italy from 29th November – 31st December 2017

By Julie Dodd, Nov 4 2017 11:00AM

The workshops went well. I think the students got alot out of the sessions, but it was very fast passed! The teachers were lovely and the students were great. The students interacted well, asking questions and developing work as they tested techniques out further than I has asked making the work their own instead of direct copies of mine. They can hopefully continue the work in atleast three or four possible ways which could provide them with many outcomes.

By Julie Dodd, Nov 2 2017 11:00PM

so I've put together a ppt and a few samples for them to pass around while I'm talking. I am going to start with the watercolour demo, give them time to have a go and move onto monoprinting. I'm hoping this will be an introduction to printmaking, enabling them to get their ideas down quickly before we move onto making card plates for collagraphs. Obviously these wont be finished in the remainder of the half day sessions but they show understand how to layer the plates up, how they can make the most of materials and what kind of effects they can expect. Finally I will finish with some 3d technique demos which if time permits they can try out. Its a lot to fit into the sessions but I want them to get a basic understanding of as much that I do as possible.

By Julie Dodd, Nov 2 2017 07:00AM

So I've been working on ideas to make the work 3D. They won't have time to complete this although they may have chance to test out the techniques. If the workshops were longer I would show them how to adapt their prints through photoshop or illustrator and then they could produce a 3D piece relatively quickly but they could go on to do this without me. I think the best approach is just to show them as much as many techniques as possible without bombarding or boring them.

By Julie Dodd, Oct 31 2017 11:30PM

On Friday I will be working at Strathallan school with two groups of y10 students.They have asked me to tell them about your artistic approach / inspiration/ way of working etc and they'd be to gain practical experience based on cell structures. They 're looking at leaf forms so I will try and adapt ideas to look at veins within leaves and petals through painting and printmaking. They would also like to know how these drawings/paintings/print forms could be taken into three dimensional outcomes. I've started working on ideas which I will blog about when I have developed them.


I think I will be begining with a short watercolour workshop on my paintings. Looking at ways of planning and applying the paint, and the techniques on planning and structuring the pores patterns.


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