$420 + $165 for materials
Class Full, waiting list applies
This is a workshop where participants use multiple media and approaches with paper, fabric and MDF such as printing, painting and collaging. This workshop introduces some printing techniques – printing found objects and screen-printing techniques of stencilling, layering and registration. You will make your own screen using light sensitive emulsion. Other processes will include creating textured acrylic paint surfaces (palette knife, gesso and impasto), making backgrounds, sanding surfaces 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. In the latter part of the week you will be selecting, evaluating, layering, and playing with your experiments to ascertain the direction you want to go. Your assembling and collaging will be supported by how to utilise art /design principles to organize the various elements in your artwork/s. Other processes may come into play, such as stitching, piercing, and cropping along with integrating your existing skills and ideas. This process may translate into pattern making through repetition of a design/unit, a 2-d relief wall art built from painted laser cut shapes, you could create a swatch of samples or it could be something as individual as painting/printing a chair you have brought along if you feel confident tackling something big. There is individual flexibility, just come along and get your hands dirty!
This workshop is suitable for beginners through to experienced. The materials fee is $145 which provides base materials and equipment. A general materials list will follow.
Dunedin artist Lynn Taylor (Dip Tch, BEd, BFA, MFA) is known for nautical and historically themed work with focus on mapping, memory and the poetics of place which transcribe into creating layered prints and surfaces. Lynn approaches her art practice with a variety of research methodologies and a ‘printmaker’s sensibility’, which includes discovering links between ideas and materiality, integrating different mediums and responding to unexpected results.
Teaching forms a dual career path; from part time technician work at the School of Art - Te Pūkenga, supervision of Masters students alongside undertaking short contracts far and wide with art groups, communities and institutions. In recent years she has worked with the Sandpit Collective as a Sci Art researcher, facilitating workshops where art is used as a platform to raise awareness about specific conservation challenges and act as an agent for change. She regularly undertakes invited funded artist residencies nationally and internationally including Otakou Press, Woosuk University in Newfoundland (2019), Quarantine Island (2020).
Her art is primarily represented through Gallery De Novo, Little River Gallery, Solander Gallery and frequently in charity auctions. International exhibitions include showing in Australia, Japan, Korea, Argentina, Finland, Sweden, Scotland and America and she enjoys an ongoing connection with Scotland from The Westland Project. Her work is held in both public and private collections and has received several scholarships and awards, the most recent being an Otago Polytechnic Distinguished Alumni Award.