If you’re still around after the top half of the earth disappears in doomsday, there are some fascinating workshops happening with the amazing Del Outteridge and Wim De Vos over at West End, in Brisbane. I’ve been visiting Studio West End once a week for a couple of months now, and am finding it’s the most inspiring and interesting environment to learn about life, art, and just about everything else! :)
You can download the application form here
STUDIO WEST END,
15th SUMMER WORKSHOP
PRINTMAKING, BOOK ARTS
WIM de VOS and ADELE OUTTERIDGE
7th to 25th JANUARY 2013, 9:30am to 4:00pm, Mon to Fri
COST: $1,950, (3 weeks) $1,275, (2 weeks), $675 (1 week)
Enrolment can be for one two or three weeks.
Class size is limited and suitable for all levels. Individual projects are encouraged.
Structured exercises will be provided for new participants and for those wishing to extend skills for professional development.
Participants may choose one or more media. Class size is limited so there is plenty of flexibility.
Introduction to etching (intaglio and relief printing). Techniques will include: line, aquatint, sugarlift, drypoint, engraving, mezzotint, embossing, lino and collagraph. Participants will design their own artists’ stamps using copper, zinc, acrylic or board plates. Multiple plate and viscosity printing will also be covered. A theme may be chosen: photographs or drawings may be a source of inspiration.
Participants will be introduced to the book arts through several simple binding techniques for making single and multi section books with soft and hard covers. A variety of papers and binding styles will be used to create highly individual books, which may be developed from the other media covered in the workshop. Participants will be able to create their own decorative papers using different surface design materials including rust, inks, paints, dry media, shellac etc. We shall explore the sculptural properties of the book form as well as designing folios and containers for prints, drawings etc. Individual projects will be encouraged.
A series of exercises will explore the use of acrylic paint on paper, board or canvas.
The techniques of brush marks, wash, solid paint and glazing will be explored.
Subject matter will include; landscape, figure, still life and text.
Mixed Media Drawing
A series of exercises on paper using wet and dry media including pen, ink, charcoal, pencil, collage. Found objects may be included. The aim will be eventually to produce larger works on quality paper.
Adele Outteridge was born in Melbourne in 1946. She gained her BSc from the University of Melbourne in 1967 then worked as an Experimental Scientist with CSIRO. She studied with the School of Colour and Design in Sydney from 1984-88 and returned as lecturer, tutor. She taught at the Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre from 1983-89. Adele now travels to all states and internationally lecturing and teaching. Her work in artists’ books, printmaking, sculpture and drawing has been exhibited widely, is held in private and public collections and has appeared in major publications in Australia and overseas.
Wim de Vos was born in The Hague, The Netherlands in 1947 and migrated to Australia in 1959.
His study credits include diploma courses in both Commercial Illustration and Fine Art with honours in Printmaking at the Queensland College of Art. He undertook postgraduate studies specialising in etching, lithography and bookmaking in 1981-82 at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands. He has exhibited regularly in Queensland, interstate and internationally since 1979. His artistic repertoire includes printmaking, painting, sculpture and artist books. He is represented in public and private collections in Australia, the USA, the UK and The Netherlands.
The Studio West End was established in 1998 It is situated in the former Peter’s Ice cream Factory (now ABSOE). There is plenty of good, reasonably priced accommodation close-by and the studio is accessible by public transport (train and bus). There are many excellent restaurants in the area and we are a short walk from the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), the State Library of Queensland, Performing Arts Centre, South Bank Parklands and CBD. There is plenty of on and off-street long day parking close by in West End
Studio West End, 35 Mollison St., West End, 4101
Ph/fax: 07 3844 8469
You can download the application form here