Join us for an engaging exploration of the artistic synthesis between two distinct art forms: photography and painting. Students discover transfer techniques that integrate photographic images and text directly onto painted surfaces. Traditional collage and photomontage are used and participants 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. The workshop emphasizes experimentation and exploratory approaches.
Students learn photographic and digital techniques to produce custom translucent collage layers. Traditional collage with photographic material, both text and image, is presented. Digital manipulation, including direct printing onto Japanese papers and custom built acrylic skins, is explored.
A range of integrated photographic painting approaches on paper and gessoed panels are introduced. Students review direct collage approaches, then transition to digital approaches; students also scan their paintings to combine with manipulated digital imagery.
Kate Leonard is a Professor of Art at Colorado College where she directs the Graphics Research Lab, an innovative program in printmaking. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally.