The Arthouse Meath

Welcome to the ARTHOUSE Meath charity blog- a non profit Centre of Excellence celebrating the artistic talents of adults living with learning difficulties and severe Epilepsy.

Monday, 29 August 2011

in Our Studio Wk 22/08


 Margret Mace
 Michael Gray, Sunflowers and a Poppy field

 Lyn Belcher: Abstract with painter decorator tools on top.
 Transfer of her own ink drawings to be rubbed off next week.

 Still Life with a cat sat on a chair

 A bird hiding underneath.

 The start of a new abstract group work

 Sarah January using carbon paper to sketch out another layer of flowers on top.
Her painting in progress below.

 Grace's sky and cut out of her aeroplanes below

 Seb's Boogie Nights..

 New cards ready to go....

 Never mind the quality feel the width.

 Peter Andrew's Naked Ladies.

 Cityscaping Grandstyle! 

 Drawing cars from the inside- out

Friday, 26 August 2011


I know I know- we have been so obsessed with our products being at Mary Portas' new shop and we keep talking about it but it's quite difficult to ignore it as everyone is so excited and the adverts are everywhere! :) And it's a great achievement for us as everyone worked so hard.
advert on YouTube with our tea towels
advert on Gumtree
I went to see Mary's shop yesterday. As soon as I found House of Fraser on Oxford street (interesting how long the street is - especially with high heels on), I walked through counters, said 'no, thank you' to all the manicures, pedicures, make-up, hair extensions, wrinkle-free creams, and all those magic offers, found an orange lift, and ended up on the third floor.

And because I'm still a girl, not a woman, I ignored all the clothes and tights and shoes and went straight to see our products. First I saw our tea towels, then our cards (4 drawers!!!), prints and notebooks.

I did take a few photos with my phone as I didn't have my camera with me - sorry for the poor quality! Then I had a nice chat with lovely Katie (hello Katie!), who works there and is also interested in becoming a volunteer at the Arthouse! Yay!
Katie holding our print 'King's tea'
Seeing our products in the shop put a huge smile on my face and I felt so proud!

Well done everyone!!!!!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

In Our Studio Wk 15/08

 Still Life building the layers from the background to the shelves.

 A stereo to be painted on the shelf

Layering up abstract graffiti

 Now should it have stopped here?
There is a good contrast of movement texture and colour with  Laura Ostle's sunflowers.
Or do we try something different?
We tried something different - we used a screen and printed on top.

Not sure - maybe it has been over worked? 
Maybe it will get re-worked again. 
Another layer next week? 
We will put it away and see how we feel then. 

Earlier in the morning, a long way to go.

We used Michael Gray's picture as the colour was a perfect fit.
The picture was broken up and then ripped around the edges.

To screen print over or not?

It's of little white figures of The Beatles and other Rock Stars with their guitars.

This time it worked!

 Abstract: My Bike is getting Wet by Chris Hodding

 Lyn Belcher

 A photocopy of Sals Sunflower's with Helen Franks vase.

 Just been printed..... notebooks 

 and Santa's lost his Sat Nav

 Boxing up the cuffling sets: Two heads are better than One.

Peter Andrews

 Cityscaping Large
The details

Thursday afternoon class working hard.