Transferring one material to another can be complicated and involved, or as simple as smacking one surface down on top of another. Students learn different approaches to transfers and which work best to create the best images. Starting with painted panels (acrylic) and according to what is transferred, and what is being transferred onto, students learn different transfer processes: emulsion transfer, paper, parchment paper, contact, and direct rubbing. Students also learn the difference between laser and inkjet transfers and when to use a paper transfer or an emulsion transfer. Photography, drawing and painting are incorporated.
Students use paint and digital images along with found objects, organic objects and recycled art. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographs, or use photos taken during the workshop.
There are demonstrations of painting with acrylics, digital imaging and transfer techniques, including direct paper and inkjet transparencies. Students review the layering of images, gluing techniques, and how to use different materials to apply digital images to painted surfaces. 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.