Saturday, February 25, 2012

Deconstructed & Polychromatic Screen Printing Introductory Course
(ArtCloth 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
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
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
Using fewer steps than traditional screen printing, deconstructed and polychromatic screen printing offers the beginner as well as the experienced artist the same flexibility and spontaneity as paint to fabric or paper, with the added result of more than one image.

Polychromatic Printing (PP) is a combination of water color painting and screen printing developed by Joy Stocksdale. By painting directly onto a silk screen with concentrated dyes, the artist can achieve multi colored images, which can be printed on fabric or paper. Using release paste, one pull of the squeegee releases the dyes onto the substrate surface. A series of multiple prints can be obtained, which results in a limited edition of mono style prints with each print becoming a paler rendition of the prior print.

Known for her innovative approaches to dyeing and screen printing processes, Kerr Grabowski developed Deconstructed Screen Printing (DSP), a printing/monoprint technique, which allows for a freer, more painterly approach to screen printing. Printing with thickened dyes over low relief textured surfaces the dye is allowed to dry in the silk screen then printed onto fabric using release paste. The paste gradually dissolves the dried dye, which results in the image “deconstructing” as successive prints are created. No two prints are ever the same and the resultant distressed and disintegrating prints are rich in color, texture and pattern.

Claire Benn and Lesley Morgan have developed Breakdown Printing (BP). Similar to DSP, it varies in that much thicker quantities of dye are layered onto the back of the silk screen. Both low relief and heavily embossed textures can be impressed into the wet dye and left in the screen to dry.

All these techniques can be used individually or combined to create a rich array of complex color, marks, textures and layered imagery. The resulting fabric may be used as an individual work or a point of departure for further embellishment.


Two Day Workshop Synopsis
This workshop was organized by Marion Hera-Gorr of Beautiful Silks. It was held at Beautiful Silks at 101 Victoria Street, Fitzroy in Melbourne, Victoria from the 20th - 21stMarch 2010.

Participants - who attended this fun and exciting workshop - were Alison Durham, Alison Withers, Gayle Gissing, Jeanette Wilkinson, Madeleine Zegir, Marea McGuire, Rhonda Nadasdy, Robyn Faris, Ruth Zegir, and Sherrie T Jewson.

In this two day workshop titled, “In Pursuit of ArtCloth: Deconstructed & Polychromatic Screen Printing Introductory Course”, participants learnt to create texture and imagery using the resist properties of dried thickened dye on a silk screen creating successive deconstructed organic prints. In unison with deconstructed screen printing (DSP) they investigated the painterly and spontaneous imaging created using polychromatic printing (PP) techniques. As well as the DSP and PP techniques, they also explored and worked on a “breakdown” printed series of images creating lush colors and exciting textures.


Student's Workshop ArtCloths

Alison Withers: Deconstructed and polychromatic screen printing study.

Alison Withers: Breakdown screen printing study.

Alison Withers: Breakdown screen printing study.

Alison Durham: Breakdown and polychromatic screen printing study.

Alison Durham: Breakdown screen printing study.

Madeleine Zegir: Deconstructed screen printing study.

Madeleine Zegir: Breakdown screen printing study.

Madeleine Zegir: Deconstructed and riso (thermofax) screen printing study.

Gayle Gissing: Deconstructed screen printing study.

Jeanette Wilkinson: Deconstructed screen printing study.

Jeanette Wilkinson: Deconstructed and riso (thermofax) screen printing study.

Marea McGuire: Polychromatic screen printing study.

Rhonda Nadasdy: Breakdown screen printing study.

Rhonda Nadasdy: Breakdown and polychromatic screen printing study.

Ruth Zegir: Breakdown screen printing study.

Ruth Zegir: Breakdown and polychromatic screen printing study.

Ruth Zegir: Deconstructed screen printing study.

Robyn Faris: Deconstructed and riso (thermofax) screen printing study.

Sherrie T Jewson: Deconstructed screen printing study.

Sherrie T Jewson: Deconstructed screen printing study.

Sherrie T Jewson: Deconstructed and riso (thermofax) screen printing study.

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