Painting & Photography: an archaeological approach to text & image – P0102

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Photography and New Media

Kate Leonard

DATES: June 1 – 5, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: Two art forms collide in this fascinating look at the intersection of photography and painting. Join us for an engaging exploration of the artistic synthesis between these two distinct art forms. Discover new transfer techniques that integrate photographic images and text directly onto painted surfaces. Using traditional collage and photomontage, master new methods that allow for opaque and translucent layers. Reductive methods such as sanding and scraping reveal the history of earlier photographic layers and suggest an archaeological approach to image development.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Utilize traditional collage with photographic material (text and image), digital manipulation of imagery for output to Xerox Gum Transfer and Thermofax on acrylic and gouache painting. Reductive approaches include sanding and scraping on paper, panel and canvas.

ACTIVITIES: We begin each morning with a technical demonstration illustrated with visual examples from contemporary art. A range of integrated photographic painting approaches will be introduced on paper, canvas and panels in acrylic. By midweek, our investigations continue to larger artworks tailored to each student.

FACULTY: Kate Leonard is a Professor of Art at Colorado College where she directs the Graphics Research Lab, an innovative space for printmaking and photography. She is a painter and printmaker.

Tuition: $975 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1175
Studio Fee: $150

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