The Tetley Workshop – See How You Feel

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See How You Feel

I ran my first workshop at The Tetley on Saturday, and gave drawing a technological twist. Armed with their camera, I encouraged the participants to take a real good look around the building, asking families to explore The Tetley, making note of what they were thinking or what they felt as they took the photos. Looking at the architecture, the view, the fixtures and fittings, the artworks, the colours, textures and shadows, they came back with some very interesting images, and some very interesting cameras too! I’ve never seen toy digital cameras before, it’s fab to see children using technology at such a young age.

On their return, I printed an image out of their choosing, and then it was up to them to embellish the prints with what they were feeling or thinking at the time. The children do have delightful and spectacular imaginations.

It was also lovely to see generations, collaborating on the images and sharing their time together as a family. Art really does open the mind and bring people together.

The following images were taken by Mat Dale, my friend and photography partner, who also assisted me in facilitating the workshop.

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The finished images were hung on the wall to create a ‘See How You Feel’ gallery.

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You can find out what photographer Mat Dale is up to by following him over on Twitter