The Plock of Kyle

Group printing on the rocks

We spent a great day at the Ploc of Kyle with eight youths from Skye. Quite a lively group, I began by showing them examples I had done in a wee booklet, using feathers and sticks to draw with and also printing using shells, leaves etc and they all listened attentively.

I asked the group to look out for things with interesting shapes or textures.

After a walk through the woodland, we stopped at the shore and the youths found different shells, seaweeds, bits of broken sea glass and bark.

They then had fun doing some printing with these found objects with lovely results. Some also tried drawing with feathers and ink, which they preferred to using pens and pencils.

We saw seals and some otters in the bay while we had lunch.

Back in the Kyle hall, after a few games some of the group tried a bit more printing, enjoying the instant result from brushing the object with ink, covering it with paper, pressing onto the paper so that it picks up the texture of the object, then lifting the paper off to reveal the image.

This did have the group engaged and I think they were all pleased with what they produced.

Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – Good for you

A partnership project with Aros Centre, Portree