Bracker’s Good Earth Clays in Lawrence, KC will host a 2-day workshop with Paul Wandless on May 14-15, 2011. Cost for this participation workshop is $200.00. Attendance will be limited to ensure all participants have a good learning experience. $25 non-refundable deposit due at signup, balance due by April 20, 2011. To register, please call toll free 888-822-1982 or send an email to claygirl (at) brackers dot com.
This workshop is an introduction to various images transfer techniques for claywork. Monoprinting, screening and relief printing are all covered and used to print directly onto clay or to act as a vehicle to transfer an image to a clay surface. Plaster bats are uses as a tool to make clay monotypes, clay monoprints and for clay collage. Options are explored to match an image with the most effective screen type such as PhotoEZ screens, adhesive vinyl stencils and drawing fluid and screen block. Relief printing options explored are linoleum, Balsa foam and assorted soft easy-to-cut commercial block materials.
Images, designs, patterns and text can all be used as a means of personal expression to create compositions or designs. The clay surfaces will be used as canvasses for exploration of printing methods. Learning the methods and how to troubleshoot them effectively will be a priority of the workshop. Combing techniques and learning to adapt them to the individual needs of the artist will be another priority. Principles of Art & Design will be covered, such as color theory, value, composition, perspective and spatial relationships as it relates to workshop course content and image creation. All levels of experience welcomed.
Recommended Book for Reference – Image Transfer on Clay by Paul Andrew Wandless, available at Bracker’s Good Earth Clays – This book has all the general processes being covered in the workshop and will be very helpful for students in the selection of materials and having as a reference in the workshop itself. Most of the materials and tools for the workshop are in the book and will help to give students a good visual of what they look like. This will be helpful when deciding what to purchase or bring to use in the workshop.