This weekend saw the return of Enter Gallery’s monthly Kids Club – one of the best art events in Brighton for the creative little ones in your life.
November’s Kids Club was hosted by Poppy Faun – a Brighton-based artist with a distinctly rock and roll aesthetic, best known for surreal and stylish works that explore the pressures of modern life.
Faun was in the gallery sharing her collaging prowess with the next generation of artists, offering advice and pointers to those wishing to create otherworldly artworks of their own.
In today’s blog, we reveal what Poppy taught the attendees about how to craft the perfect collage, while providing some snaps of the fun.
Faun inspired the attendees to get creative and spread positivity via messages in their artworks.
As a starting point, Faun provided a couple of backdrops that she’s used herself in previous artworks. There were spirals from her sold-out piece, First Play, and The Feeling, and the vintage TV sets that you’ll find in a number of her works, including Heat 76 and Control, 1976.
Speaking of her piece, The Good Life, Faun explains her inclusion of vintage TVs:
‘Nowadays, we’re surrounded by controlling forces – our phones, devices, we’re so absorbed, we can’t look away. The TV in the piece represents the genesis of the digital world we live in now and the impact it’s had on the lives we live. As much as I love the advantages of being able to connect to people – it’s definitely dampened society’s capacity for connecting as humans.’
The children were taught that they can source materials for their collages from literally thousands of places – be that newspapers, magazines, postcards and everything in between.
For the purposes of the Kids Club, Faun brought along vintage copies of Woman’s Weekly and National Geographic sourced online and in the second-hand stores of Brighton.
As you can see, the collages created were wonderful!
If your kids have an interest in art, you won’t want to miss the next Kids Club. To be notified about the next event and all upcoming events at Enter Gallery, subscribe to our mailing list.