Class No 811 – fee $420 + $100 Material Fee



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This print based mixed media class explores a variety of interventions on paper and fabric towards creating a collection of layered surfaces, textures and experimental samples. The course is structured with some time each day allocated to introductions to various print media, demonstrations and some short activities to help identify artistic individuality. Participants then expand from this base working on their own projects and goals with support.

We will cover printmaking techniques that lend themselves towards abstract and painterly effects through mono, rust and offset printing. Resulting prints can be integrated with solar printmaking which is an accessible process capable of producing detailed graphic and text plates. Further interventions such as hand stitching, piercing, cutting, folding and encaustic wax can then be applied. The results can remain as samples or be taken further: stitched into a book, a ‘quilt’, collaged onto substrates of foam core, mdf and laser cut out shapes or resolved as a three dimensional assemblage like a figurine/puppet (check out ‘bricolage’ for ideas) or jewellery.

There are no prerequisites for this course, it is suitable for beginners to advanced makers. Because mixed media is so flexible it can also become overwhelming, so many choices! The only requirement, to give yourself more clarity, is that you are asked to consider an approach, topic or theme that you would like to focus on over the week and also bring along an image of an art work that inspires you.

A materials fee of $100 will provide a class kit which covers the fundamental materials and equipment (Printing Press, UV lamps, Encaustic hot plates etc.). Additional materials such as laser cut shapes and solar plate can be purchased if required, it depends on the direction your work takes. There may be incidental photocopying costs at the local printers. A suggested ‘what to bring list’ will be sent closer to the time but in the meantime you may want to stash away things you think you might like to use: rusty things, found objects, paper ephemera, photographs, old music sheets, doll limbs, etc.


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. and


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