Saturday, September 17, 2011

Barbara Scott
Master Class In Using Disperse Dyes

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 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 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).

In Pursuit of: Low Relief Screen Printing (LRSP)
2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).


The Master Class Grant
Barbara Scott was awarded a grant to do a five-day Master Class in “Melding Experiences: New Landscapes Using Disperse Dyes and Sublimation Printing” under the tutorship of Marie-Therese Wisniowski from the 15th - 19th August 2011 at Art Quill Studio in Arcadia Vale, New South Wales, Australia.

The Grant was awarded by “The Regional Arts Development Fund”, which is a Queensland Government and Toowoomba Regional Council partnership in order to support the local arts and culture. It is a prestigious grant that is merit based.

Barbara Scott and Marie-Therese Wisniowski in the studio.


Barbara Scott’s Shortened Biography
Barbara Scott has spent many years working with wool and other natural fibers in the fashion industry. She has now returned to her first love – developing her art concepts through the exploration of textile media on wool.

She loves to work with wool, silk, cotton and their blends. She loves to spin, dye and manipulate these fibers.

She began designing original knit wear in the 1960s, progressed to developing Aboriginal artefact industries in the late 1970s, studying all areas of textile art in the 1980s, before moving to the commercial production of superfine woollen garments using cutting edge technology in the 1990s.

Along her sojourn in creating textile industries, she has won some major business awards. For example, in 1993 she won the NSW Business Award For Excellence; in 1996 she was the ABC Australian Rural Women of the Year; in 1997 she was listed in the top 100 of Women in Australian Agriculture and she was Business Women of The Year (Sydney Business Review); in 1998 she was a national finalist in Business Woman of the Year.

Her textile art has galvanized in the new millennium. She has exhibited her textile art in a number of group exhibitions. In particular, in October of 2010 she was in a group exhibition with the “Women on the Edge” group titled - “Elements of Red” - which was exhibited at Goombungee Gallery, operated by the Toowoomba Regional Council, Queensland, Australia.


Barbara Scott’s Artist Statement and Motivation
“I believe there is a spirituality indigenous to every land. When you move in harmony with that spirit of place, you are practicing native (not Native) spirituality. If you are from a race or culture that isn’t indigenous Australian, you can still feel a soul connection to the spirit and form of this land. All of Earth’s life is interconnected and sacred - its flora, fauna, land and people, all parts that make up the whole. We have the opportunity to participate in life, attune to the natural pace of rhythmical change. Wherever we live, there is an underlying presence of indigenous change - the shifting balances of light and dark, dry and wet, growth and rest. There are moon cycles, seasonal cycles as well as the cycles of bodily function - hormonal, digestive, respiratory. Whether we live in an urban or rural environment we can experience a way of life offering connection to the natural forces of the universe. My artwork explores the spirituality of the land, its shifting balances and the integration of the Soul to the Earth.”

Barbara Scott working on one of the "illusion of depth study" projects.


The Master Class Program
The Master Class program followed on from the - “In Pursuit of Art Cloth: Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing” workshop, which was held on Sunday 4th July 2010 at Crows Nest Community and RSL Centre in Queensland, where the master class participant, Barbara Scott, learnt some of the basic techniques and principles of dye sublimation processes on synthetic and polyester fibres.

This advanced, comprehensive master class melds the student’s experiences as a valuable resource to create new artistic landscapes using dye sublimation processes that included complex multiple resist and overprinting.

Barbara was introduced to the tutor’s signature, MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing multiple layering and resist techniques, using flora as "the" thematic experience. Employing papers, stencils, brushes and flora, Barbara created richly colored, textural and vibrant three-dimensional effects on polyester and synthetic fabrics. In summary, it was a fun and exciting workshop, where individual instruction and experimentation forged the potential and artistic growth of developing the voice of a "new" master in the use of disperse dyes.


Barbara Scott's Project Outputs

Value study employing color wash plate.

Batik style resist, texture and color study.

MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique employing flora – version 1.

MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique employing flora – version 2.

MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique employing flora - version 3.

MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique employing flora - version 4.

MultiSperse Dye Sublimation ghost print.

Barbara Scott using the iron to sublimate the disperse dye painted plate to the fabric.

Barbara’s sublimated print on fabric incorporating texture studies.

Barbara’s dye painted plates and shapes for her "rock formations" personal explorations studies.

One of Barbara’s initial "rock formation" printed exploration study.

More of Barbara’s personal "rock formation" exploration studies.

Detail of one of Barbara’s above "rock formation" studies after overprinting.

Barbara’s "rock formation" and landscape movement study.

Master Classes are available in situ (i.e. in my studio) with respect to the following: "Melding Experiences: Master Class in Disperse Dyes And Sublimation Printing" and "Master Class In the Art Of Complex Cloth". Personal instruction is also available for my "Low Relief Screen Printing" (LRSP) and "Improvisational Screen Printing" techniques. For further details please email: studio@artquill.com.au

2 comments:

Annette said...

Fantastic results... well done..

hugs

Linda Stokes said...

Wonderful - I particularly enjoyed the rock studies.