Category: magic carpet

Lumen Nature Prints and Painting

The beautiful sunny weather in Honiton yesterday was perfect for a nature walk and creating lumen prints 🙂 Using just sunlight, the lumen prints were made by exposing leaves, twigs, grasses and flowers onto black and white photography paper for just a few minutes….

Interactive Digital Media at Magic Carpet

An art-technology mashup! First, the guys drew a jungle-forest backgound, and then, separately, created some fierce  animal characters which we cut out and animated against a green screen. Then, through the magic of digital media, we overlayed the animation on the background, and projected…

Black and White Workshop – Magic Carpet Honiton

Today we explored “black and white” (and a bit of colour!). Everyone got into the idea, from black and white animals to old silent movie stars, and made some beautiful large-scale charcoal and chalk drawings. In the afternoon we had a look at op-art…

Prop making for Alice in Wonderland

The guys have been very busy making all kinds of props for their production of Alice in Wonderland recently. They really are lovely and I think it’s going to look very special when they perform on May 17th in Honiton. Here are a few…

St Leonard’s Surgery – Wellbeing Project

Yesterday saw the first of two sessions I’m leading at the surgery, as part of a project with Magic Carpet. It was a lot of fun, with much chatting and laughter as well as some very lovely monoprints  being made by all the participants,…

Animal Characters at Magic Carpet Honiton

Although we’re all familiar with them, animal characters are a pretty strange idea really. Animals who dress up, eat, speak and generally behave just like humans…? Paddington is a great example, and there are so many to choose from: Mr Toad, Top Cat, Dangermouse,…