Class No 210 – fee $420 + $145 Material Fee
Tutor: LYNN TAYLOR
Class Full – waiting list applies
This is a screen-printing based workshop where participants can diversify into printing onto paper, fabric and MDF surfaces. This workshop introduces practical techniques of screen-printing including stencils, layering, registration techniques, how to create suitable designs digitally or by hand and how to make a screen using light sensitive emulsion. Other processes will include creating textured acrylic paint surfaces (palette knife, gesso and impasto), making backgrounds, layering paint, sanding surfaces, stencilling and image transfer. Mixed media refers to assembling a variety of materials into one piece and as the week progresses, we will work towards bringing your results together towards creating collage/assemblage in either a 2 or 3-dimensional way.
This latter part of the workshop is concerned with composition and visual problem solving, utilising elements and art /design principles to organize the various elements in your artwork. You will be considering, selecting, evaluating, layering and playing with your experiments to ascertain the direction you want to go in. Other processes may come into play, such as over printing, stitching, piercing and cropping along with integrating existing skills and ideas. This re-assembling may translate into a pattern through repetition of a design/unit, it may become a 2-d relief wall art built from painted laser cut shapes or could be something as individual as painting/printing a chair you have brought along. There is individual flexibility, some people prefer to continue experimenting and create a swatch of samples. Just come along and get your hands dirty!
This workshop is suitable for beginners through to experienced.
Lynn Taylor overlooks the harbour while creating in her studio at Portobello, a symbiotic parallel to the historical, mapping and nautical themes she focuses her research on. She works with a printmaker’s sensibility across different mediums, with a preference towards ones that involve light and printing in the processing. Photo stencils, solar plate, cyanotype and photography mediums rotate, collage, mix and layer together in seeking things that lurk under the surface. In two parallel streams she works as a visual artist and an arts facilitator, a praxis that is often linked with residencies and being called upon to judge awards. Also a SciArt research assistant, she works in collaboration with others to encourage community groups to engage with artistic creativity as a way of exploring local conservation issues. Represented by Gallery de Novo and Solander Gallery. BED, Dip Tch, TchCert, BFA, MFA.