Making Your Mark
In this workshop we will develop a personal markmaking vocabulary we can use to create design and pattern on fabric. We will make several fun explorations on paper then apply these ideas to our fabric, re- working the designs to create complex compositions of lines, marks and colour. (Bonus: practice papers will become artist books!)
Please bring if possible:
3 or 4 Q-tips, old credit card, comb, ballpoint pen, 1 fine tip and 1
thicker tip black marker, skewer or chopstick, small paint roller (3&(available at Cdn Tire or paint stores), small pieces of solid pale
coloured fabric approx 6 -8 in., scissors.
Paints, ink, drawing paper, white cotton blend fabric, threads,
acrylic sheet to paint on, brushes, scrapers and other markmaking tools.
Sandi Komst Painting Exhibition
August 3 - 15
A gifted and prolific painter Sandi has worked as an award winning full time artist since 1986, painting in oil, watercolour and acrylic / mixed media, both in studio and plein air. Sandi is a popular instructor and art workshop facilitator who shares her knowledge of materials/ products and techniques with energy, humour and generosity.
Her artistic aim is always to capture the essence of her subject allowing the viewer to entertain their imagination. Sandi lives with her husband Mel in Murray River Harbour PEI, where she works from her ?Out of Our Minds? gallery.
Kate Brown Georgallas
Monoprinting on Fabric
Fraser Cultural Centre, Tatamagouche
Wed. Aug. 1, 1 to 4 pm.
Instructor - Pat Loucks
A monoprint is a one-off design that can be printed on paper or cloth. In
this workshop we will experiment with monoprinting on cloth, to create
artworks that can be framed or used to embellish clothing, bags, household
accessories, etc. Monoprinting is fun, easy and spontaneous! Only basic
easily obtainable materials are needed.
The workshop will begin with these short demos:
- demo of basic paint mixing and colour blending
- demo of paint application to work surface
- demo of use of various tools for markmaking/drawing
- demo of printing the cloth
- "ghost" printing and layering
Participants will then have fun creating their unique works of art for the
rest of the afternoon!
Non-toxic fabric paints
pre-washed white cotton fabric
acrylic mat for painting on
paint rollers, foam brushes
variety of markmaking tools
Participants, please bring, if possible:
small plastic containers for paint mixing eg. small yogurt cups
tools for marking, such as eraser end of pencil, plastic fork, comb, twigs,
brushes/ toothbrush, apple or potato slice, anything that makes a mark -
including your fingers! You are also welcome to bring small pieces of your
own fabric to experiment on.