Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working in museums, galleries and the arts, an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects, and a parent to two young beings who can't help but influence her creative journey.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

13 August 2011

Characterising the Winds

Collograph 003Summer Holidays again, and a week of activities, 'Elements of Art'. So with the teenagers (well, 9-14s), we printed air, so to speak. I've long been drawn to the characters of the different winds as expressed in fables and drawn into the corners of ancient maps, so I asked my groups to think of how they could characterise the winds in the collographs. From the aggressive north wind to the cheeky east wind and gentle west wind, we had a lovely selection of plates to print from.
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As is often the case with collographs, some got luckier than others in the final prints they achieved form their plates, but here is one print and one plate, to give you a taste ...