Saturday, September 11, 2010

In Pursuit of ArtCloth:
Improvisational Screen Printing Workshop

Tutor: Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
This blogspot exhibits many of my students outputs from a variety of workshops. There are one, two and five day workshops as well as workshops that have a different focus. Nevertheless, it always surprises me how much I learn from my students and how enthusiastic they are to learn and so for your convenience, I have listed the workshop posts below.

The University of Newcastle Multi-Media Course
The University of Newcastle (Newcastle and Ourimbah Campuses, NSW, Australia) 2008 to 2010.

One and Two Day Disperse Dye Workshops
Various Textile Groups (Australia) 2008 - 2011.

Five Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
“Wrapt in Rocky” Textile Fibre Forum Conference (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia) 29th June to 5th July 2008.

Five Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
Orange Textile Fiber Forum (Orange, NSW, Australia) 19th to 25th April 2009.

5 Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
Geelong Fiber Forum (Geelong, Victoria, Australia) 27th September to 3rd October 2009.

Two Day Workshop - Deconstructed and Polychromatic Screen Printing
Beautiful Silks (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 20th to 21st March 2010.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
“Wrapt in Rocky” Biennial Textile Forum/Conference Program (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia) 25th June to 1st July 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Day One)
”Stitching and Beyond” Textile Group (Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia) 2nd to 3rd October 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Day Two)
”Stitching and Beyond” Textile Group (Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia) 2nd to 3rd October 2010.

Advance Silk Screen Printing
Redcliffe City Art Gallery Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia) 10th April 2011.

One Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
The Victorian Feltmakers Inc. (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 14th May 2011.

One Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Felted and Silk Fibers)
Victorian Feltmakers Inc (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 15th May 2011.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
SDA (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) 13th to 17th June 2011.

Five Day Disperse Dye Master Class – Barbara Scott
Art Quill Studio (Arcadia Vale, NSW, Australia) 15th to 19th August 2011.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Fiber Arts Australia (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 26th September to 1st October 2011.

One Day Workshop – Improvisational Screen Printing
Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc. (Newcastle, NSW, Australia) 5th November 2011.

One Day Workshops – Low Relief Screen Printing
Various classes within Australia.

Two Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
ATASDA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 23rd to 24th June 2012.

MSDS Demonstration at Zijdelings
(Tilburg, The Netherlands) October, 2012.

Five Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Fibre Arts@Ballarat (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia) 6th to 12th April 2013.

Two Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
EFTAG (Tuross Head, NSW, Australia) 13th to 14th April 2013.

Two Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Zijdelings Studio (Tilburg, The Netherlands) 9th to 10th October 2014.

PCA - Celebrating 50 Years in 2016
Art Quill Studio 2016 Workshop Program.

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part I
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part II
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Improvisational Screen Printing Workshop
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Low Relief Screen Printing (LRSP) Workshop
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Art Quill Studio 2017 Workshop Program
2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).


Screen Printing History
Screen printing first appeared in a recognizable form in China during the Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD). Japan and other Asian countries adopted this method of printing and advanced the craft using it in conjunction with block printing and paints.

Screen printing was introduced to Western Europe from Asia sometime in the late 1700s, but did not gain large acceptance or use in Europe until silk mesh was more available for trade from the east and when a profitable outlet for the medium was discovered.

Screen printing was first patented in England by Samuel Simon in 1907. It was originally used as a popular method to print expensive wallpaper, printed on linen, silk, and other fine fabrics. Western screen printers developed reclusive, defensive and exclusionary business policies intended to keep secret their workshops’ knowledge and techniques.

Originally a profitable industrial technology, screen printing was eventually adopted by artists as an expressive and conveniently repeatable medium for duplication by the 1930’s. In Europe, there was an exciting collaboration between artists and textile manufacturers that continued through the decade.

Screen printing was firmly established as an art form during the Pop Art movement of the 1960’s by American artists such as Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, who created a sensation working with the medium.


Two-Day Workshop Synopsis - In Pursuit of ArtCloth
Improvisational Screen Printing

This workshop was organized by the Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association Inc. Sydney, NSW. It was held at Dence Park on 28th - 29th August 2010. It expanded on the techniques gleaned from a previous basic silk screen-printing workshop.

Maz Beeston, Judi Crawford, Robyn, Gail McDonald, Christine Okunew, Pamela Priday and Jill Rumble attended the workshop.

The participants learned to use silk screens in a non traditional, and exciting, improvisational manner. Using everyday, easily accessible materials - like interfacing, Neocolor crayons and other mediums - temporary and semi permanent image creation techniques were explored using silk screens.

The course delved into inspiring colour and design combinations and included complex multi-layered patterning and texture techniques. The workshop was designed to bring colour and experimental image creation to the fore.

Prior experience using a silkscreen was recommended for this class. Participants brought two silk screens to the workshop.

Group photograph.
From left to right: Christine Okunew, Judi Crawford, Jill Rumble, Maz Beeston, Robyn, Gail McDonald, Pamela Priday.

Below are outputs of the participants work, created during the workshop.

Maz Beeston (a) – Multi colour interfacing silk screen print and mono print.

Maz Beeston (b) - Silk screen prints using Neo Colour II crayons, over-printed with hand drawn images using semi permanent silk screen media.

Robyn (a) - Silk screen print using Neo Colour II crayons on a white background.

Robyn (b) - Silk screen prints using Neo Colour II crayons on a dark, multi hue printed background.

Pamela Priday (a) – Multi colour interfacing silk screen prints.

Pamela Priday (b) – Multi colour texture silk screen print.

Gail McDonald (a) – Silk screen print using Neo Colour II crayons on a white background.

Gail McDonald (b) – Silk screen prints using Neo Colour II crayons on a dark-mid multi hue printed background.

Christine Okunew (a) – Silk screen prints using Neo Colour II crayons on a dark-mid multi hue printed background.

Christine Okunew (b) – Silk screen prints using talcum powder and multi colour techniques.

Judi Crawford (a) – Multi colour interfacing silk screen print.

Judi Crawford (b) – Silk screen prints using Neo Colour II crayons, over-printed with hand drawn images using semi permanent silk screen media.

Jill Rumble (a) – Multi colour texture silk screen print.

Jill Rumble (b) – Silk screen print using talcum powder, over-printed with hand drawn images using semi permanent silk screen media.

5 comments:

PAMELA said...

Hi Marie-Therese, Your blog is fabulous, just like our screen printing workshop day with you.

Thanks so much for being so generous with your knowledge and a well paced day of learning.

Now I am thinking, what's next on the learning curve?

linda stokes said...

Fabulous results from your workshop.
Wish I lived closer!

Sondra said...

Hello Marie-Therese,
Wonderful work from the workshop. I just sent your blog to twitter! Really enjoyed this post, I am a lover of art cloth.
Thank you,
Sondra

liz kettle said...

Beautiful art cloth Marie-Therese! I love improvisational silk screening. The student work is amazing.

Art Quill Studio said...

Hi everyone,
Many thanks for your kind words and comments. The students will be delighted with the feedback about their improvisational screen printed pieces !
Marie-Therese