Saturday, October 15, 2011

Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing Workshop
Five-Day Workshop at Fiber Arts Australia
Cloth Arts@Hunters Hill, Sydney

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 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
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 (Newcastle, Australia).

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).


Introduction
Glenys Mann - founder and owner of Fibre Arts Australia – organizes five-day textile/fiber conferences throughout Australia, which feature highly talented international artists and designers, who share their knowledge and practices. My time at Cloth Arts@Hunters Hill was an immensely rich and rewarding experience and I am grateful to Glenys, my students and the other tutor’s who made it such a memorable event.

Other international tutor’s, who shared their valuable knowledge, techniques and informative lectures included: John Garrett (Experimental Fibre Constructions with Alternative and Recycled Materials, USA); Sherrill Kahn (Mixed Media, Collage/Applique and Composition Techniques, USA); Cherilyn Martin( New Dimensions in Surfaces & Stitch, A Journey of Discovery, Netherlands); Cherrilyn Tyler(A Little Bit Of Frippery, UK); Els Van Baarle (Transformation through Wax, Netherlands). At the end of the workshops programs, each class displayed their final projects at a gala evening exhibition for all to admire.

If you are contemplating doing a five-day workshop in Sydney I would highly recommend attendance at next year’s Cloth Arts@Hunters Hill. It will be a fun filled and rewarding experience for all who attend. See the following url for more information about 2012 Cloth Arts@Hunters Hill and other conference workshop programs - Fibre Arts


Five-Day Workshop Synopsis
This workshop – “In Pursuit of ArtCloth: Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing” was organized by Fibre Arts Australia as part of the Cloth Arts@Hunters Hill conference/workshop program. It was held at St. Joseph’s College in Hunters Hill, Sydney from the 26th September to 1st October 2011.

The following attended the workshop: Maz Beeston (NSW), Jayne Carruthers (NSW), Judi Crawford (NSW), Kathy Geurts (NSW), Carolyn Hickey (Qld), Robyn (NSW), Carole McLachlan (Chile, South America), Barbara McLennan (NSW), Dianne Leith Page (NSW), Susan Pepper (Vic) and Mandy Smith (Vic).

This five-day workshop was an introduction to the dye sublimation process (transfer printing) and melded participants experiences as valuable resources to create new artistic landscapes using disperse dyes. Participants created their own custom dyed fabric using disperse dyes via direct imaging, experimental and layering exercises. They applied painted, textured, printed imagery onto papers with disperse dyes and then transfer/sublimated the prints to polyester and blended synthetic fabrics to create a suite of color and pattern studies via an iron or heat press. Participants were also introduced to the tutor’s signature MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique featuring multiple layering and resists employing flora as ‘the thematic’ experience. The MSDS works imbue richly colored, textural and vibrant 3-dimensional imaging to the cloth surface. With these new skills participants could then collage, layer, applique, hand & machine embellish their newly made fabrics into truly unique creative expressions.

In summary, a fun and exciting workshop, where individual instruction and experimentation forged the potential of each participant. All levels were welcome to attend. See participant’s outputs below.

To view other workshops employing disperse dyes on this blog site use - "SEARCH THIS BLOG" tool - employing keyword: disperse dye workshop (without quotes).

To view tutor’s disperse dye works see February 5th, May 7th, June 11th, July 23rd, August 27th, September 3rd, in 2011 posts in the blog archive.


St. Joseph’s College Grounds And Buildings
St. Jospeph’s College was founded by the Marist Brothers in 1881. The College has a proud reputation as one of Australia's leading independent boys Catholic schools. For over 125 years, the college has educated boys to become confident, intelligent and compassionate young men, capable of making a valuable contribution to their world.

View of the college grounds.

Another view of the college grounds.

Tranquil water features and waterfalls are set amid beautifully manicured gardens on the college grounds.


Workshop Participants

Standing from back left to right: Jayne Carruthers, Maz Beeston, Judi Crawford, Dianne Leith Page, Susan Pepper, Carole McLachlan, Barbara McLennan and Kathy Geurts.
Sitting from front left to right: Mandy Smith, Carolyn Hickey and Robyn.

Some Of The Student’s Outputs

Maz Beeston (a) Personal exploration employing hand painting, texture and color study.
First panel in a series of five works.

Maz Beeston (b) Personal exploration employing hand painting, overprinting and color study.
Fifth panel in a series of six works.

Maz Beeston (c) Personal exploration employing hand painting, texture, batik style-resist and color study.
Seventh panel in a series of seven works.

Maz Beeston (d) Resist, texture and overprinting study.

Maz Beeston (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora.

Jayne Carruthers (a) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora; version 1.

Jayne Carruthers (b) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora; version 2.

Jayne Carruthers (c) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) ghost print.

Jayne Carruthers (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation resist (MSDS) technique employing leaves on woven paper.

Jayne Carruthers (e) Batik style-resist, texture and color study.

Judi Crawford (a) Personal exploration employing hand painting and writing, gradation, resist, stamping, color and overprinting techniques.

Judi Crawford (b) Detail view of above personal exploration study.

Judi Crawford (c) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on multiple fabric layers.

Judi Crawford (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora; version 1.

Judi Crawford (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora; version 2.

Judi Crawford (f) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) ghost print.

Kathy Geurts (a) Personal exploration employing hand writing, texture, resist, color and layering study.

Kathy Geurts (b) Personal exploration employing hand writing, drawing, stamping, texture, resist, color and layering study.

Kathy Geurts (c) Personal exploration employing hand writing, drawing, stamping, texture, resist, color and layering study.

Kathy Geurts (d) Design and color study employing layered imagery on a multi panel, multi hued background.

Kathy Geurts (e) Personal exploration employing MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS), patterning and color wash techniques.

Carolyn Hickey (a) Personal exploration employing lace as a color, texture, resist, and layering study.

Carolyn Hickey (b) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora.

Carolyn Hickey (c) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) ghost print.

Carolyn Hickey (d) Personal exploration employing multi texture, resist, design, wash, color and overprinting study.

Carolyn Hickey (e) Personal exploration employing multi texture and color, resist, design, wash and overprinting study.

Robyn (a) Batik style resist, texture and color study.

Robyn (b) Design, texture and color study employing layered imagery on multiple fabric layers.

Robyn (c) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora; version 1.

Robyn (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora; version 2.

Robyn (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) ghost print.

Carole McLachlan (a) Design study employing solid color, stamping and line drawing techniques.

Carole McLachlan (b) Batik style resist, texture and color study.

Carole McLachlan (c) Personal exploration employing multi color batik style resist, texture, gradation and overprinting study.

Carole McLachlan (d) Personal exploration employing batik style resist, hand painting and drawing, crayons, texture and overprinting study. One of three works.

Carole McLachlan (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora.

Barbara McLennan (a) Design study employing solid color, stamping and line drawing techniques.

Barbara McLennan (b) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora.

Barbara McLennan (c) Personal exploration employing MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS), flora and color wash techniques; version 1.

Barbara McLennan (d) Personal exploration employing MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS), flora and color wash techniques; version 2.

Barbara McLennan (e) Personal exploration employing MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS), flora and color wash techniques; version 3.

Dianne Leith Page (a) Batik style resist, texture and color study.

Dianne Leith Page (b) Personal exploration employing MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS), flora and color wash techniques.

Dianne Leith Page (c) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora; version 1.

Dianne Leith Page (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora; version 2.

Dianne Leith Page (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora.
Small section of a long scarf.

Susan Pepper (a) Personal exploration employing resist, hand painting and drawing, texture and overprinting study. First panel in a series of five works.

Susan Pepper (b) Personal exploration employing resist, hand painting and drawing, texture, color and overprinting study. Fifth panel in a series of five works.

Susan Pepper (c) Personal exploration employing hand painting and drawing, texture, color and overprinting study.

Susan Pepper (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora; version 1.

Susan Pepper (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora; version 2.

Mandy Smith (a) Personal exploration employing multi wash, resist texture study.

Mandy Smith (b) Personal exploration employing MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS), flora, wash, resist texture study; version 1.

Mandy Smith (c) Personal exploration employing MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS), flora, wash, resist texture study; version 2.

Mandy Smith (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora.

Mandy Smith (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) ghost print.

Exhibition Workshop Display (Photographs courtesy Mandy Smith)

Front view of some disperse dye printed works in the exhibition workshop display.

Another view of some disperse dye printed works in the exhibition workshop display.

Side view of some disperse dye printed works in the exhibition workshop display.

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