Combine painting and photography! Students create unique stories that emerge, form and then solidify over the course of this workshop. By using found materials as well as personal images, students experiment with a variety of transfer processes, gluing and adhesive techniques, and applications of disparate media to build an image onto painted surfaces. This class is perfect for the student who is comfortable painting and drawing but wants to learn to do more with the computer, or, conversely, the student who is familiar with digital photography but wants to have more of a handmade approach to their images. There are demonstrations of digital imaging and collage techniques, acrylic painting and transfer techniques including direct paper and DASS transfers. Students layer images, learn gluing techniques and use different materials to apply digital images to painted surfaces. Image presentations showcase artists using these techniques. Photographs and photography are an important part of the process, but only one of many components. Improved editing skills and visual literacy are also covered.
Transfers (inkaid, laser, contact paper, direct rubbing), students’ own source material, paint, text, drawings, photographs.
Holly Roberts has exhibited nationally and internationally and published three monographs of her work, including Holly Roberts, Holly Roberts: Works 1989- 1999 and Holly Roberts: Works 2000-2009.