You will use your own images to print and collage onto tissue and other delicate papers. With these printed materials, we will use the chine-collé method to attach them to a paper substrate. Additional exploration of handwork, including embroidery, painting and drawing on the collaged tissue will be explored. Be inspired by your own personal histories and stories to create unique pieces.
Learn how to observe color in the world and make prints from color negative film, using Pratt's Colex color processor, the only one in the area. Analogue color remains the best medium for learning color photography, because of its fidelity to the world and its limitation of post exposure manipulation; its physicality also engages artists in a way not possible with computer work. The class will stress color accuracy and neutrality but also address aesthetic and expressive color. Supervised in-class analogue printing, critiques, slide lectures on color theory and contemporary practice. This class is intended to be a foundation for more advanced color work in both analogue and digital processes.
Explore encaustic painting using traditional and non-traditional approaches with mixed media. Work with hot wax, pigment, paints, drawing materials, inks and collage materials. Using a variety of papers and wood surfaces; create one of a kind books or sculptural objects as well as two dimensional pieces. Explore techniques on paper and panels including the use of stamping, draw through and photocopy transfer.
You will use paper, cloth, found materials, and other unique elements to make five or more simple collages. Demonstrations on image transferring and alternate means of connection will be given. Your collages will serve as a foundation for experiments using paint, stencils, crayons, stitching by hand or sewing machine, nails, and other objects that can add dimension.
Supply Fee $30
In this workshop you will make amulets, rings, chains, pendants, even tiaras from unusual and unexpected materials. We will use materials such as rusted wire, bits of ephemera, old nails and anything you have lying around. Create magical and unique adornments.
Supply Fee: $20