Saturday, June 15, 2013

Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing Workshop
Five-Day Workshop @ Fiber Arts, Ballarat

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.

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.

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 Art Quill Studio Workshop Program (Newcastle, Australia).

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


Introduction
Glenys Mann - founder and owner of Fibre Arts Australia – organizes five-day textile/fiber conferences throughout Australia, which feature highly talented international artists and designers, who share their knowledge and practices. My time at Fibre Arts@Ballarat 2013 was an immensely rich and rewarding experience and I am grateful to Glenys, my students and the other tutor’s (see last weeks post) who made it such a memorable event.

If you are contemplating doing a five-day workshop in Victoria I would highly recommend attendance at next year’s Fibre Arts@Ballarat 2014. It will be a fun filled and rewarding experience for all who attend. See the following url for more information about the 2014 Fibre Arts@Hunters Hill and other conference workshop programs – see "Fibre Arts Australia".


Five-Day Workshop Synopsis
This workshop – “In Pursuit of ArtCloth: Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing” - was organized by Fibre Arts Australia as part of the Fibre Arts@Ballarat 2013 conference/workshop program. It was held at Ballarat and Queen's Anglican Grammar School in Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria, from the 6th – 12th April 2013.

The following attended the workshop: Bernadette Dillon (Vic), Cathy Faull (Vic), Karlyn Hanchard (SA), Patricia Jones (NSW), Marea McGuire (Vic), Sylvia Taylor (Vic), Isabelle Vu (Vic). Isabelle Vu, a student from Loreto College Ballarat was awarded a 'Fibres Ballarat Scholarship' to attend the workshop.

This five-day workshop was an introduction to the dye sublimation process (transfer printing) and melded participants experiences as valuable resources to create new artistic landscapes using disperse dyes. Participants created their own custom dyed fabric using disperse dyes via direct imaging, experimental and layering exercises. They applied painted, textured, printed imagery onto papers with disperse dyes and then transfer/sublimated the prints to polyester and blended synthetic fabrics to create a suite of color and pattern studies via an iron or heat press. Participants were also introduced to the tutor’s signature MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique featuring multiple layering and resists employing flora as ‘the thematic’ experience. The MSDS works imbue richly colored, textural and vibrant 3-dimensional imaging to the cloth surface. With these new skills participants could then collage, layer, applique, hand & machine embellish their newly made fabrics into truly unique creative expressions.

In summary, a fun and exciting workshop, where individual instruction and experimentation forged the potential of each participant. All levels were welcome to attend. See participant’s outputs below.


Workshop Participants

From left: Sylvia Taylor, Bernadette Dillon, Isabelle Vu, Patricia Jones, Marea McGuire, Cathy Faull and Karlyn Hanchard.

Some of the Student's Outputs

Bernadette Dillon (a) Personal exploration employing hand painting, texture, design and color study on satin.

Bernadette Dillon (b) Personal exploration employing hand painting, texture, design and color study on satin.

Bernadette Dillon (c) Personal exploration employing hand painting, texture, resist and color study on polyester.

Bernadette Dillon (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on polyester.

Bernadette Dillon (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS), flora and color wash techniques on synthetic fibre.

Cathy Faull (a) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on satin: version 1.

Cathy Faull (b) Multi colour wash, resist and contrast study including line art imagery on polyester.

Cathy Faull (c) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on satin: version 2.

Cathy Faull (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on polyester: version 3.

Cathy Faull (e) Personal exploration employing hand painting, texture, design, overprinting and color study.

Karlyn Hanchard (a) Personal exploration employing hand painting, resist, texture and color study on synthetic fibre.

Karlyn Hanchard (b) Personal exploration employing hand painting, texture, layering, overprinting and color study.

Karlyn Hanchard (c) Hand painting, stencil resist, overprinting and contrast study.

Karlyn Hanchard (d) Multiple resist and contrast study employing numerous stencils on polyester.

Karlyn Hanchard (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on satin.

Patricia Jones (a) Personal exploration employing hand painting, texture, resists and color study on velvet.

Patricia Jones (b) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on satin: version 1.

Patricia Jones (c) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on satin: version 2.

Patricia Jones (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on velvet: version 3.

Patricia Jones (e) Multi colour wash, resist and contrast study including line art imagery.

Marea McGuire (a) Batik style-resist, texture and color study on polyester.

Marea McGuire (b) Multiple resist and contrast study employing numerous stencils.

Marea McGuire (c) Personal exploration employing hand painting, contrast, overprinting, design and color study on satin.

Marea McGuire (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on satin: version 1.

Marea McGuire (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on velvet: version 2.

Sylvia Taylor (a) Design study employing colour wash, stamping and overprinting techniques.

Sylvia Taylor (b) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on synthetic blend.

Sylvia Taylor (c) Design study employing colour wash and negative ghost print on synthetic blend: version 1.

Sylvia Taylor (d) Design study employing colour wash and negative ghost prints on synthetic blend: version 2.

Sylvia Taylor (e) Personal exploration employing hand painting, resists, design and color study on synthetic blend.

Isabelle Vu (a) Multiple resist and contrast study employing numerous stencils on polyester.

Isabelle Vu (b) Multiple colour wash, texture and resist study on polyester.

Isabelle Vu (c) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora and textured colour washes: version 1.

Isabelle Vu (d) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora and textured colour washes: version 2.

Isabelle Vu (e) MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique employing flora on satin.


"Top Table" Decorative Artworks
The "Top Table" was a fun and delightful concept as it set the tone for each dining event during the week.

Each class was responsible for decorating and eating at that table for one meal during the week. The decorations could be as wild or as serious as your imagination and workshop group desired. All decorations remained on the 'Top Table' until the end of the week. Al items were then sold and the monies collected for the Ballarat Scholarship Fund.

The workshop participants in my class decided to create a series of beautiful "Art Mats" where they employed disperse dyes and various techniques they had gleaned on synthetic velvet. Each Art Mat was A3 in size.

Bernadette Dillon.

Cathy Faull.

Karlyn Hanchard.

Patricia Jones.

Marea McGuire.

Sylvia Taylor.

Isabelle Vu.


Exhibition Workshop Display
Below you can see various views of some of the beautiful disperse dye printed works in the exhibition workshop display which culminated at the end of the week.

Exhibition Pic 1.
Hanging on the back wall from left: Magenta MSDS Wall Hanging by Sylvia Taylor, Blue MSDS Wall Hanging by Patricia Jones, Art Deco Wall Hanging by Bernadette Dillon, Leaf Scarf by Marea McGuire and two smaller Wall Pieces by Cathy Faull.

Exhibition Pic 2.

Exhibition Pic 3.

Exhibition Pic 4.
The piece on the front right hand side has been created by Isabelle Vu, student from Loreto College Ballarat who was awarded a 'Fibres Ballarat Scholarship' to attend the workshop. The piece is a small section of a larger work on chiffon that will be designed into a wearable art garment.

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1 comment:

Glenys said...

What another great blog about Fibre Arts at Ballarat, Marie-Therese!! Just wonderful to see it all again.
Thanks, Glenys