Saturday, November 12, 2011

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 – 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
Fiber Arts Australia (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 26th September to 1st October 2011.

One Day Workshop – Improvisational 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: Improvisational Screen Printing
In “Improvisational Screen Printing” the printed image is not under complete artistic control as in traditional screen printing. It is an exciting, creative approach for the adventurous spirit, who loves serendipitous and spontaneous effects.

Improvisational screen printing techniques can include the use of every day materials like wax crayons, low relief texture items and fabric interfacing to create multi-faceted, rich and colorful layered imagery.

Improvisational screen printing includes the application of non-permanent, semi-permanent and permanent screen surface media. Non-permanent applications include wax crayons, low relief texture items and paper stencils. Semi-permanent applications include cold wax, soy wax, and Ezy Cut stencils. Permanent applications include photo emulsion, acrylic paint and spray paint media. Both fabric paints and fabric dyes can be used with all of the above applications of screen surface media.


Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc.
This workshop was organized by Vale Vincent from the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc., Adamstown, Newcastle, Australia. It was held at Studio 48 Art Gallery in New Lambton, Newcastle, Australia on the 5th November 2011.

For those who live in Newcastle (Australia) the annual mini-print exhibition by members of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop - "SURFACE" - can be currently viewed at Back to Back Galleries (57 Bull St, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, Australia). The works feature a broad range of printmaking techniques including linocut, silkscreen, etching, drypoint, collagraph and monotype. The prints are accompanied by ceramic works decorated using printmaking techniques. All work in this fabulous collection is both collectable and affordable. The exhibition is on from November 11th to the 27th, 2011 and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11am to 5pm.

For further information about this non-profit making organisation visit:
Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc


One-Day Workshop Synopsis
This was a one-day introductory “Improvisational Screen Printing” workshop, where participants learnt to use the silkscreen in a non-traditional, exciting, improvisational manner. Using everyday easily accessible materials like water-soluble crayons and wax, temporary and semi-permanent image creation techniques were explored using the silkscreen on fabric. The course delved into inspiring color and design combinations and included multi-layered patterning and texture techniques.

The People
Maureen Cafe, Jan Downes, Gay McDonell, Jacqueline Nash-Brummell and Patricia Williamsz attended the workshop.

Group Photo.
From left to right: Jacqueline Nash-Brummell, Patricia Williamsz, Jan Downes, Maureen Cafe and Gay McDonell surrounded by Studio 48 Art Gallery’s lush garden.

Sandra Baker (center), owner and founder of Studio 48 Art Gallery, looks on as Jan Downes (left) and Patricia Williamsz (right) work on their printed fabrics.


The Exciting Output
Below are some of the outputs of the participants printed works that were created during the workshop.

Maureen (a) Silkscreen print using water-soluble crayons.

Maureen (b) Silkscreen prints using water-soluble crayons on a multi-hue printed background.

Maureen (c) Silkscreen prints using cold wax imagery and water-soluble crayons on a multi-hue printed background.

Jan (a) Silkscreen prints using color, value and texture to create a multi-hue printed surface.

Jan (b) Silkscreen prints using water soluble crayons on a multi-hue printed background.

Jan (c) Silkscreen prints using cold wax imagery on a multi-hue printed background.

Gay (a) Silkscreen prints using water-soluble crayons.

Gay (b) Silkscreen prints using color, value and texture to create a multi-hue printed surface.

Gay (c) Silkscreen prints using cold wax imagery and water-soluble crayons on a multi-hue printed background.

Jacqueline (a) Silkscreen print using water-soluble crayons on a multi-hue printed background.

Jacqueline (b) Silkscreen prints using cold wax imagery and water soluble crayons on a multi-hue printed background.

Jacqueline (c) Silkscreen print using rubber bands, color, value and texture to create an organic, multi-hue printed surface.

Patricia (a) Silkscreen print using water-soluble crayons.

Patricia (b) Silkscreen prints using water-soluble crayons (left corner) on a multi-hue printed background.

Patricia (c) Silkscreen prints using cold wax imagery on a multi-hue printed background.


Master Classes in Australia
For those who requested additional teaching information, I am available to tutor Master Classes with respect to the following printing/dyeing on fabric classes: "Melding Experiences: Master Class in Disperse Dyes And Sublimation Printing" and "Master Class In the Art Of Complex Cloth". Personal one to one instruction is also available for my "Low Relief Screen Printing" (LRSP), "Improvisational Screen Printing" and other print based techniques. For further details please email: studio

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