The Tetley Workshop – Circle of Time

Commissioned Work, The Tetley, Workshops

This was a very quiet week for the family workshop, but those who did come along, seemed to really enjoy the idea of this weeks workshop.

Taking the title of the current exhibition at The Tetley, ‘Painting in Time’, as my starting point for inspiration, I immediately thought of clocks, and circles. So from that we have Circle of Time,  this developed into a way to illustrate the four seasons.

The participants had a choice to select one of the seasons, and decorate their own 1/4 circle. There were four areas for each season, with different coloured materials and pens for each. The idea was to decorate the inner quarter circle with materials and the outer segment with coloured pens (not all chose to do this, but who am I to argue with artist expression).

Using different materials for Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter, the participants created a tactile as well as visual experience. Once all the seasons had been decorated we  completed the Circle of Time. 

I was assisted by fellow artist, Carmen Coronado.

Carmen creates autumn

Carmen creates autumn

Autumn and Winter materials

Autumn and Winter materials

Mine and Carmen's completed examples

Mine and Carmen’s completed examples

Thinking about Easter and Spring

Thinking about Easter and Spring

Winter was this child's favourite season because it is when her birthday is

Winter was this child’s favourite season because it is when her birthday is

Finished pieces

Finished pieces

Helping mum pin up their pieces

Helping mum pin up their pieces

More examples and lots of glitter

More examples and lots of glitter

More examples of work

More examples of work

Winter and blue, brrrrr

Winter and blue, brrrrr

Summer and Winter

Summer and Winter

Mat's winter and my autumn

Mat’s winter and my autumn

Photographs by Mat Dale