Today I worked with Aaina Women’s group to complete the silks the ladies have been working on for the past few months and to complete some tiles they have been working on for the last week or two. The tiles are inspired by the themes of ‘Travel’ , ‘Spice’ and ‘Identify’. They were painted using blue and turquoise glass paint which the ladies applied to their tiles free hand using paint brushes. The results were the beautiful tiles below. At the end of the session we displayed some of the work the group have created during the last nine months. None of the group have ever received any formal art training and none of the ladies had painted using glass or silk paints before. From looking at the work they have produced for their Journeys East exhibition it is clear to see that they have all been on a profound journey in which their artistic talents and skills have grown enormously. I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Aaina Women’s Group for all of the tremendous hard work and effort they have put into this project as well as the large amounts of time they have dedicated to making artwork for their exhibition.
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