CREATIVE CABIN SHORT 8

Justin Carter’s short film introduces the history of the Klecksography process and demonstrates how easy and rewarding it can be for anyone to engage with.

Artist Justin Carter uses Klecksography in his artwork to help produce images which appear to come from nature, including butterflies, insects and plant forms.

“Many people are familiar with klecksography through its more familiar name inkblot and the clinical test cards which psychologist Hermann Rorschach developed in 1921. Perhaps lesser known is the German poet and medical writer Justinus Kerner who was a big influence on Rorschach. Kerner was the first person to publish a book using inkblots. He combined accidental inkblot prints with hand drawn marks and poetry inspired by the images he perceived.”

Klecksography is a really simple printing method which requires no real skill or specialist equipment, but it’s great fun and helps to generate interesting and unpredictable results. It encourages the materials themselves to do the talking and is as much about what you see in the image as what the image actually is. All you need is some paper, ink and a pipette or paintbrush, and some imagination.

 

Creative Cabin Events

  • The Big Butterfly Search drop in art activity

    31 July 2021

    Get creative to celebrate the Pearl Bordered and Small Pearl Bordered butterfly. As part of Heath Week, THG's Creative Cabin will be at Aylesbeare Common with East Devon AONB and Wild East Devon....

  • Completely Batty at the Donkey Sanctuary

    9 August 2021

    Our Creative Cabin will be visiting The Donkey Sanctuary on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August with ‘Completely Batty’ fun activities for all the family! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm.  The...

  • Completely Batty at the Donkey Sanctuary

    10 August 2021

    Our Creative Cabin will be visiting The Donkey Sanctuary on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August with ‘Completely Batty’ fun activities for all the family! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm.  The...

  • Topsham Charter Day - craft activities

    13 August 2021

    Try your hand at traditional copper riveting and on your own miniature wooden plank, you will capture fragments of the stories in pictures and in words. Join us to celebrate Topham Charter day with a...

  • Art Dayz - Sand Body Casting

    14 August 2021

    Join Exmouth artist Anna Fitzgerald and create casts of your hands and feet out of sand. We will be casting hands and feet imprinted in damp sand using plaster of paris. We will then take photos (...

  • Art in the Garden

    19 August 2021

      Join us in our Creative Cabin for family friendly art activities in the THG garden. Drop in anytime between 11am and 3.00pm. All ages and abilities welcome.    

  • Creative Sessions for Under 5's

    26 August 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden with artist Laurel Coxon. The sessions...

  • Art in the Garden

    28 August 2021

    Join us in our Creative Cabin for family friendly art activities in the THG garden. Drop in anytime between 11am and 1.30pm. All ages and abilities welcome. This event coordinates with the opening of...

  • Creative Session for Under 5's

    30 September 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden. The sessions are play-based and...