Saturday, January 20, 2018

In Pursuit of Complex Cloth:
Layered Printing Approaches
Workshop Outputs of Pauline Cosgrove
 2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program

Tutor: Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
This blogspot exhibits many of my students outputs from a variety of workshops. There are one, two and five day workshops as well as workshops that have a different focus. Nevertheless, it always surprises me how much I learn from my students and how enthusiastic they are to learn and so for your convenience, I have listed the workshop posts below.

The University of Newcastle Multi-Media Course
The University of Newcastle (Newcastle and Ourimbah Campuses, NSW, Australia) 2008 to 2010.

In Pursuit of ArtCloth:Improvisational Screen Printing Workshop
The Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association Inc. Sydney, NSW.

One and Two Day Disperse Dye Workshops
Various Textile Groups (Australia) 2008 - 2011.

Five Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
“Wrapt in Rocky” Textile Fibre Forum Conference (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia) 29th June to 5th July 2008.

Five Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
Orange Textile Fiber Forum (Orange, NSW, Australia) 19th to 25th April 2009.

5 Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
Geelong Fiber Forum (Geelong, Victoria, Australia) 27th September to 3rd October 2009.

Two Day Workshop - Deconstructed and Polychromatic Screen Printing
Beautiful Silks (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 20th to 21st March 2010.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
“Wrapt in Rocky” Biennial Textile Forum/Conference Program (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia) 25th June to 1st July 2010.

Two Day Workshop – Improvisational Screen Printing
ATASDA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 28th to 29th August 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Day One)
”Stitching and Beyond” Textile Group (Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia) 2nd to 3rd October 2010.

Two Day Workshop – In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Day Two)
”Stitching and Beyond” Textile Group (Woodbridge, Tasmania, Australia) 2nd to 3rd October 2010.

Advance Silk Screen Printing
Redcliffe City Art Gallery Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia) 10th April 2011.

One Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth
The Victorian Feltmakers Inc. (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 14th May 2011.

One Day Workshop - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth (Felted and Silk Fibers)
Victorian Feltmakers Inc (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) 15th May 2011.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
SDA (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) 13th to 17th June 2011.

Five Day Disperse Dye Master Class – Barbara Scott
Art Quill Studio (Arcadia Vale, NSW, Australia) 15th to 19th August 2011.

Five Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Fiber Arts Australia (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 26th September to 1st October 2011.

One Day Workshop – Improvisational Screen Printing
Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Inc. (Newcastle, NSW, Australia) 5th November 2011.

One Day Workshops – Low Relief Screen Printing
Various classes within Australia.

Two Day Workshop – Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
ATASDA (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 23rd to 24th June 2012.

MSDS Demonstration at Zijdelings
(Tilburg, The Netherlands) October, 2012.

Five Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Fibre Arts@Ballarat (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia) 6th to 12th April 2013.

Two Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
EFTAG (Tuross Head, NSW, Australia) 13th to 14th April 2013.

Two Day Workshop - Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing
Zijdelings Studio (Tilburg, The Netherlands) 9th to 10th October 2014.

PCA - Celebrating 50 Years in 2016
Art Quill Studio 2016 Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part I
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Image Dreamings: Basic Silk Screen Printing Workshop - Part II
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Improvisational Screen Printing Workshop
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Low Relief Screen Printing (LRSP) Workshop 2016
2016 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

Art Quill Studio 2017 Workshop Program
2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of: Low Relief Screen Printing (LRSP)
2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

In Pursuit of Complex Cloth: Layered Printing Approaches
2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).


An Introduction To Techniques Employed in Complex Cloth
The techniques involved to produce the rich and complex printed surfaces of ‘complex cloth’, are created using surface design processes like dyeing, color removal/discharge, painting, printing and foiling on natural fibres. Layered imagery is developed using traditional printmaking methods of silk screen printing, stamping, stenciling, lino block printing, transfer printing, hand painting, mono printing and digital imaging.

The processes can also include other traditional textile techniques like batik, shibori, mud cloth, natural dye processes, embossing, rubbings and drawing in conjunction with the ‘complex cloth’ techniques to create exciting contemporary artcloth works of rich visual depth and complexity.

Knowledge of the basic principles of color is essential to producing colors and combinations that work well as are the underlying design principles of contrast, size, shape, texture, value and scale.

The "In Pursuit of Complex Cloth: Layered Printing Approaches" workshop focused on the above principles in tandem with personal design development, design formats, materials & product information and occupational health & safety information.


Workshop Introduction
Today's post highlights outcomes from Pauline Cosgrove doing Workshop No. 6 in the 2017 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program - In Pursuit of Complex Cloth: Layered Printing Approaches. For Australian enquiries about workshops please email me at - Marie-Therese. For overseas enquiries these workshops may be held in overseas venues provided that there are enough participants per workshop (10-15 participants) and that within each country a sufficient number of workshops can be organized in order to make the journey cost-effective (5-10 workshops). Please email me at - Marie-Therese - to initiate a discussion on the feasibility of such an overseas venture.

Master Classes are also available. For more details of these Master Classes email me at - Marie-Therese. For Master Class outcomes see - Barbara Scott. On-line classes will be available in 2018.


Two Day Workshop Synopsis:
In Pursuit of Complex Cloth: Layered Printing Approaches
Workshop Outcomes of Pauline Cosgrove

The two day "In Pursuit of Complex Cloth: Layered Printing Approaches Workshop" was held at Art Quill Studio in Arcadia Vale, NSW, Australia on the 4th and 5th September 2017.

Workshop Description
This two day workshop was dedicated to exploring and mastering complex relationships on the substrate surface using complex printed layering and overprinting techniques. Using a variety of printing tools, processes and color combinations, participants were introduced to the underlying principles of color, contrast, value, scale and texture. Below are workshop outputs created by Pauline Cosgrove.

Pauline's Artist Statement
I'm a "textile tragic" from way back. After completing courses in screen-printing, colour and design in the 1980s and running a small screen-printing business, I now have the luxury to explore the many different disciplines involved in textile embellishment. I've pinched, scrunched, wrapped, tied and dyed and then repeated the process. I've hand-painted, discharged, overprinted and stamped and I never cease to be amazed at the unexpected results - I just love that surprise element!

My inspiration comes from the numerous patterns, textures and beautiful organic shapes I find in nature. I'm also drawn to the many and varied possibilities of color - layering, mixing and overprinting to create unique textile works.


Pauline's Workshop Outputs
Two-Day Workshop Synopsis (Day One)
Monochromatic Color Study Projects


Pauline Cosgrove working on one of her monochromatic color studies.

Value study using hue, tints and shades.

Contrast study using size, scale, order and value.

Contrast study using color values based on the cloth hue.

Value Study employing depth exploration.


Two-Day Workshop Synopsis (Day Two)
Advanced on techniques learnt on Day One and introduced the use of various additional printing tools, materials, media and printing formats on multi-dyed cloth backgrounds. Color theory in tandem with design theory was explored in great depth via discussions, samples and exercises. An exciting program!

Color Schemes and Design Study Projects

Depth exploration employing an analogous color study using fabric paints.

Creating depth via color contrast study - analogous color scheme and high contrast complementary color employing fabric paints and foil.

Detail of above depth creation color study.

Value study working with a grid format - analogous color scheme.

Detail of above value study working with a grid format.

Value/contrast study employing size, scale, hue and tone.

Detail of above value/contrast study.