Saturday, November 20, 2010

Two-Day Workshop (Day One)
In Pursuit of Complex Cloth: Layered Printing Approaches

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 – Improvisational Screen Printing
ATASDA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 28th to 29th August 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).


An Introduction To Techniques Employed in Complex Cloth
The techniques involved to produce the rich and complex printed surfaces of ‘complex cloth’, are created using surface design processes like dyeing, colour removal/discharge, painting, printing and foiling on natural fibres. Layered imagery is developed using traditional printmaking methods of silk screen printing, stamping, stenciling, lino block printing, transfer printing, hand painting, mono printing and digital imaging.

The processes can also include other traditional textile techniques like batik, shibori, mud cloth, natural dye processes, embossing, rubbings and drawing in conjunction with the ‘complex cloth’ techniques to create exciting contemporary artcloth works of rich visual depth and complexity.

Knowledge of the basic principles of colour is essential to producing colours and combinations that work well as are the underlying design principles of contrast, size, shape, texture, value and scale.

The "In Pursuit of Complex Cloth: Layered Printing Approaches" workshop focused on the above principles in tandem with personal design development, design formats, materials and product information and occupational health and safety information.


Two-Day Workshop Synopsis (Day One)
In Pursuit of Complex Cloth: Layered Printing Approaches

Marie-Therese Wisniowski was invited to teach surface design and printing workshops to the members of the ”Stitching and Beyond” textile group at the West Winds Community Centre, Woodbridge, Tasmania on the 2nd and 3rd October 2010.

This workshop aimed to create unique, one-of-a-kind ArtCloth fabrics of great depth and complexity, that can be used in quilted, painted or stitched works.

This workshop is dedicated to exploring and mastering complex relationships on the cloth surface using ‘complex cloth’ printed layering techniques. Using a variety of printing tools, processes and colour combinations, participants were introduced to the underlying principles of colour, contrast, value, scale and texture employed in the creation of ArtCloth using fabric paints.

The workshop also explored and encouraged the participants to think about the nuances of the colour and design relationship via discussion and examples. The participants were encouraged to prepare themed ideas and images as it was possible to prepare some tools prior to the class. All levels were welcomed in this two-day workshop.

Stitching and Beyond class members.

From back left to right: Jill Dixson, Sue Domeney, Rene Bouffard, Fiona Inch, Sally Wescott (Dunn), Chantale Delrue, Roza Brinkworth, Trish Spurrier, Marie Dungey, Jane Payne, Ruth Temple-Smith, Sue Beattie, Mahdi Chandler, Judith McKinlay. From front left to right (sitting): Chris Hussey, Jenny Jacobs.


DAY ONE
MONOCHROMATIC COLOR STUDY PROJECTS

Value Study - Hue, Tints and Shades; Contrast Study - Size; Scale and Order; Contrast Study - Color Values; Value Study - Depth Exploration.

Chantale: (a) Final piece employs all of the monochromatic print study components: Value Study - using hue, tints and shades.

Contrast Study - using size, scale and order; contrast Study - using colour values based on the cloth hue; value study using three-dimensional depth exploration.

Chantale (b) Detail view of the final piece, which employs all of the monochromatic print study components.

Chris (a) Contrast study using size, scale and order.

Chris (b) Contrast study using size, scale order and value.

Fiona (a) Value study using hue, tints and shades.

Fiona (b) Contrast study using colour values based on the cloth hue.

Jane (a) Contrast study using size, scale and order.

Jane (b) Value study using three dimensional depth exploration.

Jenny (a) Value study using hue, tints and shades.

Jenny (b) Contrast study using size, scale and order.

Jill (a) Contrast study using size, scale and order.

Jill (b) Contrast study using colour values based on the cloth hue.

Judith (a) Value study using hue, tints and shades.

Mahdi (a) Contrast study using size, scale and order.

Mahdi (b) Contrast study using colour values based on the cloth hue.

Marie (a) Value study using hue, tints and shades.

Marie (b) Contrast Study using size, scale and order.

Rene (a) Contrast Study using size, scale and order.

Roza (a) Contrast Study using size, scale order and numerous colour values.

Ruth (a) Contrast study using size, scale and order.

Ruth (b) Contrast study using colour values based on the cloth hue.

Sally (a) Value study using hue, tints and shades.

Sally (b) Contrast study using colour values based on the cloth hue.

Sue B (a) Contrast Study using size, scale and order.

Sue B (b) Contrast Study using colour values based on the cloth hue.

Sue D (a) Value Study using hue, tints and shades.

Sue D (b) Contrast Study using size, scale and order.

Trish (a)Contrast Study using size, scale and order.

Trish (b)Contrast Study using colour values based on the cloth hue.

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