This workshop is designed for two types of artists: the photographer who wants to involve a hand process and the painter who wants to involve digital media. Students are asked to find, deepen and clarify their creative voices using a combination of media. By experimenting with different ways of applying paint, we begin this combination process. The abstract paintings we create serve as the core of the image to follow, guiding us in forming our final image. The course emphasizes investigation, exploration and risk taking through a multi-media approach.
Media & Techniques:
We experiment with different transfers (DASS, laser, contact paper, direct rubbing), gluing and adhesive techniques, and using our own source material while beginning to build an image on our painted surfaces. Photographs and photography are an important part of the process, but only one of many components that go into building a successful image. Lastly, we work at improving editing skills and visual literacy. We encourage you to bring and use your own photographs, or use photos taken during the workshop.
We participate in demonstrations of digital imaging and collage techniques, acrylic painting and transfer techniques including direct paper and DASS transfers. We cover the use of transparencies in layering of images, gluing techniques, and the use of different materials to apply the digital image to the painted surface. Image presentations showcase artists using these techniques.
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. She teaches workshops nationally.