Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gelatine Printing Workshop in Napier

fabulous working space at the Woolshed Studio

acrylic paint plus gel rolled out on glass and peeling off a print

experiments with positive and negative printing and overlay

direct leaf print - amazing detail

metallic paint on black paper
Thanks to Kathy Boyle of Napier I had lots of fun teaching gelatine printing in her 'Woolshed Studio'. Ten printmakers rolled up their sleeves, rolled out amazing colours and worked hard for four hours - only to be interrupted by delicious soup and cake! We printed with acrylic paints and heat set textile inks using plant/found object and stencil techniques. The emphasis was on experimentation and trying out different paper substrates and the atmosphere was playful yet intense - I love the way this fast process stimulates thinking and acts as a springboard for future work.  Some of the resulting works created are ideal for backgrounds, collage and book pages and other prints just need a matt board and frame before hanging on the wall.

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