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Julie Dodd

     Installation Artist       Altered Book Artist       Paper Sculptor       Book maker       Printmaker

By Julie Dodd, Mar 27 2017 04:00PM

The sculptures are coming on well, much better than I had anticipated. The girls have started adding various papers to the structures today, some have used tissue paper whilst others have used coffee filter papers, both are very effective. The sculptures that weren't made of wire, that the majority of the girls made before I got involved with the fungi have been adding the additional pieces to their work today.

By Julie Dodd, Mar 26 2017 10:00PM

I don't think I will get this piece completed in time for Wednesday as it takes so much coral to fill but the girls will get the idea. This one is fairly easy to create and requires no wire but will take the longest for them to complete.

By Julie Dodd, Mar 25 2017 11:00AM

I've been working on a couple of sculptural ideas for the girls to look at next Wednesday when I next work with them. There are a couple of girls who have already started working on their sculptures but for the rest of them I am planning on showing small groups how to create which ever sculpture they opt for.

By Julie Dodd, Mar 22 2017 06:26PM

Lots of the girls have finished their coral tiles, so todays lesson started with me showing them the next and final stage to this project. We are going to work with white papers only this time to bring the girls work closer to the way I work, concentrating the techniques they have learnt to the ones that work best with the sculptural forms they choose. I want them to really refine their skills now too, this should be clear to see, being restricted to white paper should really show off their achievements.

By Julie Dodd, Mar 21 2017 03:42PM

The girls handed in their work today. I am so impressed by how hard they have worked on their home learning to get these reults!

By Julie Dodd, Mar 20 2017 02:24PM

I taught a few of the first group how to make the wire/paper sculptures today. They are doing well but don't know how long it takes to cover the structure yet!

By Julie Dodd, Mar 19 2017 09:00PM

I've been developing this idea over the weekend. I wanted something that didn't have a wire armature so that the girls that don't like working in wire have an alternative method to start working from.

By Julie Dodd, Mar 17 2017 01:28PM

Some girls have started moving back onto the main sculptures now and are thinking how they can use the techniques I've taught them to enhance their sculptures. We showed them the pieces I've been making in preperation for the coral group to give them ideas how their fungi could be added in clusters and also how important the planning is so they can use the fungi as a decorative tool. They were shown how the addition of light could be used and what to look out for when making the pieces. The light does shine through mine but hopefully the use of light will work even better in theirs.

By Julie Dodd, Mar 15 2017 10:00PM

I've been trying out different shapes for the next stage of the coral workshops. This barnicle inspired piece works quite well and will be easy for the girls to create as a starting point.

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