Saturday, July 13, 2013

In Pursuit of ArtCloth:
Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing Workshop
Two Day Workshop@EFTAG, NSW

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
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
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).

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


Introduction
This two day workshop was held at "The Pines" in Tuross Head, which is on the south coast of NSW (Australia).

Tuross Head is a seaside village on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Tuross Head is surrounded by water on three sides; with Coila Lake to the north, Tuross Lake to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the east. To the west are the mountains of the Great Dividing Range. The area is well known for fishing (including fresh oysters), water sports and in particular, its wildlife (e.g. whales and birds). Tuross Head has a thriving shopping village with food outlets ranging from take-outs to restaurants. The award winning Tuross Country Club has bowling greens and a golf course.

Picturesque Tuross Head.

The workshop was held at a facility called “The Pines”. "The Pines" provides accommodation, and conference facilities in an idyllic setting in Tuross Head. It is centrally located being only 200 meters from Lake Tuross and the ocean and a short stroll from the shops and boatshed. "The Pines" is available for smaller sized groups to attend textiles and art workshops. It is run by Saint Edmunds College, Canberra (Australia) - a Catholic school and so it has a Chapel and outdoor altar for the use of visitors.

View from "The Pines".

This workshop was organized by the “Eurobodalla Fibre & Textile Art Group” (EFTAG) from the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It was held on the 13th - 14th April 2013 at "The Pines", Education and Retreat Centre at Tuross Head, New South Wales. My thanks to Deborah (Mandira) Currie for her outstanding organizational skills in ensuring that the workshop was a huge success.


Two-Day Workshop Synopsis
This 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 printed them 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.

In summary, it was a fun and exciting workshop, where instruction and experimentation forged the potential of each participant. With these new skills the participants could then include additional techniques such as collage, layering, applique, hand and machine embellishments to their newly made fabrics to create truly unique artistic expressions. All levels were welcome to this two-day workshop.


Workshop Participants and Their Workshop Output

From left: Jenny Jud, Ruby Berry, Susan Curran, Gillian Wolff, Jenny, Nola Helmore and Sharon Whittaker.

Ruby Berry.
Batik style-resist, texture and color study - version 1.

Ruby Berry.
Batik style resist, texture and colour study - version 2.

Ruby Berry.
Multiple resist, texture, layering and color study.

Susan Curran.
Batik style resist, texture and color study.

Susan Curran.
MSDS technique employing flora.

Susan Curran.
MSDS technique employing flora and ghost printing.

Jenny.
Resist, color wash and texture study - version 1.

Jenny.
Resist, color wash and texture study - version 1.

Jenny.
Texture, overprinting, stencil and color wash study.

Nola Helmore.
Batik style-resist, texture and color study.

Nola Helmore.
MSDS technique employing flora - version 1.

Nola Helmore.
MSDS technique employing flora - version 2.

Jenny Jud.
Texture, overprinting and color wash study.

Jenny Jud.
MSDS technique employing flora - version 1.

Jenny Jud.
MSDS technique employing flora - version 2.

Sharon Whittaker.
Resist, texture and multi color study.

Sharon Whittaker.
Multiple resist, hand painting, texture, layering and color study.

Sharon Whittaker.
MSDS technique employing flora.

Gillian Wolff.
Texture, overprinting and color wash study.

Gillian Wolff.
MSDS technique employing flora - version 1.

Gillian Wolff.
MSDS technique employing flora - version 2.

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