Here we are with some of the pupils, helping them to brainstorm ideas.
|Photo from the blog about our visit on |
To inspire them, we started by delivering a brief presentation introducing them to design, typography and illustration from the Victorian era until now. Turnbull's has a long history dating back to 1855. So we had the opportunity to show them some of our favourite artwork. One of the images we showed was this William Morris pattern.
By an extraordinary coincidence this is the wallpaper currently adorning the walls of Turnbull's. We'd never set foot there before, and only found this out when we went there for lunch on the day.
|The wallpaper looks green here but it was the exact same colour!|
|Alphonse Mucha, 1899|
|George Barbier, illustrator|
|Antonio Lopez, illustrator|
After lunch the girls announced that they wanted Sandra to create final artwork for two life-size figures based on their own drawings and ideas. We all did some more brainstorming together, and quick sketches were drawn for the final artwork Sandra would create back in Glasgow. Here is the result, and also the life-size cut out figures in situ at the exhibition opening on March 26th 2013 at Textile Borders Towerhouse.
|Sandra's drawings, life-size figures|
Looking at the details, you can see that Sandra has incorporated some of the great drawings, pictured below, that the pupils did on the day.
|The pupils setting up the displays|
|Ross Turnbull, the real proprietor of Turnbull's,|
with his grandmother.
|The pupils creating the displays|
Do check out Turnbull's website http://www.turnbullshop.com/about and pop in if you are in the area. It's a lovely place for a cup of tea and a snack!