Friday, July 24, 2015

an evening at the art gallery

I spent an interesting evening at a gallery creating crochet objects.  The idea was that we drew inspiration from their current installation and then have some creative play.  There were 20 of us – knitters and crocheteers – although about half the women there primarily create with other medium such as jewellery or plastics or sculpture. 


after 2 hours of concentrated play we displayed all our pieces


the original idea was to create several combined pieces but we ran out of time for that – I think if the same group were to meet regularly it would happen.

Mine is the cluster in the middle with the 3 small balls inside a frilled thing (its creative play, not identifiable or useful objects!).

I really enjoyed the collective playing and creating things from yarn just for fun and the chat with creative women.  I often see notices about creative events in galleries and then realise it is for kids so was very pleased to have one for adults.

I wasn’t taken with the installation and I don’t think many people really used it as inspiration.  The gallery was pleased with the enthusiasm from us so will probably do it again, hopefully with a more inspiring exhibition as the starting point.

Do any of you have local galleries that host creative events for adults?


Patio Postcards said...

Oh what fun that evening sounds. I have just discovered that during July & August there is a story telling group that meets, for free, in Riverside Park (20 min drive for me) on Friday mornings - it is geared for "young adults and adults".

Sian said...

Now that sounds like a great find. Bet it was a lot of fun. I don't think I've seen anything like that round here, but I'd definitely be up for it. Like Night at the Museum, only better said...

Something for adults sounds great - I just saw a sign in our local gallery today for mixed media art classes but on closer inspection it was for school children only. You all look a very focussed bunch and the end results are intriguing!

Prairie Jill said...

What a wonderful event! And yes, it's always nice to find things like this that are for adults!