Monday, March 14, 2011

Digital Printing Workshops for 2012

In 2012 I will be teaching 2 amazing digital printing workshops.  One in February in Texas and one in July in Greenville New York.

Fiberwerkes 2012
Texas Federation of Fiber Artists
Kerrville, Texas
February 24 - 26, 2012

Digital Prints on Alternative Surfaces

This workshop is designed to be your complete guide to digital printing on alternative surfaces.  We will prepare and print fabric, specialty paper, substrates we build ourselves, beverage cans and metal mesh.  Whether you are new to this idea of familiar with printing on fabrics, this worksop is jam packed with information on the subject.

For a better understanding of precoats and how they react with different substrates, it is recommended you use one image throughout the workshop.  Images that works best are all over prints without strong dividing lines for example a floral scene usually works well.  

There is a class fee for and a supply list for students.

Hudson River Valley Art Workshops
Greenville New York (at the amazing Greenville Arms)
July 1 - 7, 2011

Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces and Beyond.

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about digital printing on alternative surfaces.  Starting with specialty paper and fabrics and beyond.  During the 5 days with this subject you will be amazed at what is created.

Techniques such as overprinting, adding elements to a surface before printing, light weight metal mesh, beverage cans and handmade substrates will give students ways to start experimenting and printing alternative surfaces successfully during and after the workshop. 

Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (in the current version at the time) will be used for any instruction on working with and printing digital images. There will be information and ideas for image manipulation, correcting color, resizing an image and the proper way to print successfully using printer profiles.

Before the close of this workshop we will experiment with assembling digital surfaces.  This will be comparable to doing studies with the prints you created in the workshop.  There is no end to the amazing ways we can work with digital prints.  You will get ideas and learn ways to successfully use digital prints to add elements to you artwork.   Consider the prints you will create during the workshop accordingly.  If you have a specific idea you would like to test, bring the supplies for that.  I will bring a stash of items for students to play with.  I will be happy to speak with individual students before the workshop to help clarify this idea and assist each student to arrive fully prepared.

If you have never been to Hudson River Valley Workshops before you will be amazed at the facility. The classroom is always open, so if you want to work other then workshop times you are welcome to.  At least one evening we work with Photoshop ideas and shortcuts. 

I am looking forward to an incredible week for students to learn about expanding the digital print and assembling your results. Whether you are a fiber artist or a mixed media artist this class will enable you to add digital elements to your work. Techniques will be taught on innovative ways to use your printed alternative surfaces in your artwork. 

Join us for a week to push the envelope with digital prints and your art.