What will you learn:
A fun and creative workshop where you will learn how to make articulated jumping jacks for the festive season. Jumping Jacks are traditional children’s toys, operated by a pull string and found in many folk art cultures.
Marion will guide you through how to use templates to make the basic components of the jumping jacks from card, then we will collage them with paper cut decorations. The joints will be articulated with split pins, then string will be added to make the jumping mechanism.
The workshop includes all the materials and papers needed to make your jumping jacks.
About your tutor:
I am a designer and printmaker who works mainly in paper. I love using printmaking techniques to produce densely textured papers to use in my collage work.
I have a great love of Folk and Vernacular/Popular art. I love shop fronts, fairgrounds, hand painted signage, advertising imagery and typography, tattoos, workers guild banners, mottos, religious iconography and paper ephemera. I am especially happy to have collaborated recently with the publisher Joe Pearson of Design For Today, on a book about the joy of the Circus and my second book with Design For Today will be published in November.
I started my career in London and worked as a writer, stylist and art director for clients including F&W Media, David and Charles, Hachette, Hallmark, IPC Magazines, National Magazines etc. I have published 25 books on design subjects, including paper engineering and textiles.
My work has been exhibited in the UK, USA and Japan and I currently teach on the BA Illustration course at Hereford College of Arts, as well as working as a freelance illustrator.
Find out more about Marion here