Course outline: Phototransfer
We will be using images of the flora and fauna around the gardens as well as other photographic illustrations to transfer onto a different back grounds to create beautiful mixed media pieces.
I will introduce you to techniques of transferring photographic images onto varied surfaces.
We will use gesso, acrylic medium and paints, collage, monoprints, found papers and textures to build up semi abstract experiments on paper, wood, slate and canvas.
We will be learning how to create aesthetic compositions, sensitive colour combinations and beautiful pieces that are individual to you.
You may wish to bring in your own photocopiesof photographs to use. You could include photographs of plants or faces that are personal to you. I will have a collection of varied themes to use too. Any images must be photocopies to transfer.
Costs: £55 per workshop
All materials will be included in the price and entry to the Garden.
About Emma Taylor
She studied Fine Art in Cardiff at the University of Wales in the early 90’s with one foot in the painting studios but gravitating to the warmth of the printmaking studios. Her work embodies the two disciplines with collagraphs produced with paint, card and carborundum and cut into integrate intaglio and relief printmaking.
Emma has worked as an Art teacher for many years with a focus on GCSE and A Level in a highly successful Art department in Sussex and held the position of Head Of Art for five years before leaving to focus on her family and printmaking.
Her wealth of experience and expertise in education has inspired countless students and they, in turn, have opened her eyes to the joys of returning to her own creativity.
She has exhibited in several Open Houses and local galleries and is a member of Sussex Arts Collective. Emma returns for her third teaching season at Sussex Prairie Garden.