Saturday, July 23, 2016

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop
Part II
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program

Tutor: Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Introduction
To celebrate the Print Council of Australia’s 50 Years in 2016, Art Quill Studio in Arcadia Vale, NSW, Australia will be holding a series of workshops during 2016 tutored by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.

The workshops have been structured so that they can be attended as individual workshops or as an on-going series. The workshop program will start with basic printmaking techniques and advance to mastering complex multiple imaging/overprinting relationships and techniques. The techniques are suitable for printing on fabric and paper substrates.

Today's post highlights participants outcomes from Workshop No. 3 in the 2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program - Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Part II - and gives links to workshops so that you can view past students outcomes. For Australian enquiries please email me at Marie-Therese. For overseas enquiries these workshops may be held in overseas venues provided that there are enough participants per workshop (10-15 participants) and that within each country a sufficient number of workshops can be organized in order to make the journey cost-effective (5-10 workshops). Please email me at Marie-Therese to initiate a discussion on the feasibility of such an overseas venture.

One-on-one Master Classes are also available. For more details of these Master Classes email me at Marie-Therese. For Master Class outcomes see - Barbara Scott. On-line classes will be available in 2017.


One Day Workshop Synopsis - Image Dreamings:
Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop Part II

The one day "Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part II" was held at Art Quill Studio in Arcadia Vale, NSW, Australia on the 6th June 2016.

Participants learnt how to create unique and personalized printed imagery using the very versatile silk screen. Direct and indirect stencil techniques were explored in this workshop. Participants were introduced to techniques which included working with wax, masking tape and talcum powder as improvisational printing techniques. No prior experience using a silk screen was needed for this class.

Below are outputs created during the workshop by participant/quilt artist Judi Nikoleski.

One of Judi Nikoleski's prints employing talcum powder as a direct silk screen stencil technique.

Judi's 'prints in progress' employing masking tape as an indirect silk screen stencil technique.

Judi adding a bead of fabric paint to the silk screen employing her wax design.

Judi's wax design printed using the ombre silk screen color technique.

Judi's wax design printed using two colors offset to create a shadowed three-dimensional effect.

Judi's wax design printed over her talcum powder base print.

Some of Judi's completed silk screened print samples at the end of the workshop!