Johanna Basford Glow Project

14 May


Yesterday we took part in an exciting Glow meet over the Internet as part of a four-week project called ‘Look, Capture, Create’. Over the next four weeks we will be exploring and developing our understanding of Scottish plants and animals through art and design and science! In particular, we will be exploring the works of illustrator Johanna Basford.

 We have been learning about Johanna’s career and her works in class. We found out that she studied Printed Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee and shortly after set up her own creative studio. In class we looked at her inky art works and were inspired to create our own ‘inky wee me’ illustrations.

 We took part in a virtual visit of Johanna’s current exhibition which is on display Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (3 May – 21 June 2013). There was a great storyteller who created a story about one of Johanna’s pieces. We all had a good time seeing Johanna’s artwork and listening to the storyteller. We are looking forward to creating out own ‘wondertales’ inspired by Johanna’s illustrations. We can’t wait until the next Glow Meet we will get the chance to meet Johanna via Glow TV and learn about her art techniques, what inspires her designs.

Here is one of my favourite illustrations:


‘The Fox is Black’ by Johanna Basford

Take a look at more magnificent monochrome designs here:

Johanna Basford Website

Reporter & blog featured illustration: Jodie D.

Take a look at our ‘inky wee me’ gallery

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