“To follow on from Sally’s idea of an artist’s easel,
Adam suggested we make palettes for the easels to stand on, as table centres.
little wooden easel
Simon counted how many tables we have (six) and we set about making them out of flat sheets of handmade papier-mâché. We cut out the shape of a traditional ‘old style’ palette, complete with thumbhole, and then added seven colours – red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
We showed these to Adam, who thought we should use funky Foam – as we had done in the small palettes we put into CD case cubes
smaller palettes in CD cases
So we got Colin to draw a palette shape which we transferred to the funky foam, then we fetched the salt cellar, drew round it to get the octagonal foot print. This then acted as a template for the seven colour patches.
Jane and co working on the palette
first batch of larger palettes
We put the palette shape onto the foam on top of a piece of carbon paper.
We found the carbon paper didn’t transfer the line very well to the foam – but the indentation of the biro was enough for us to follow when cutting out the base shape.
We think they look very good!”
Jane Ostler Arts coordinator
finished palettes for the easels
palettes on display in the gallery