Figurative Art will return in the spring, while this winter there's a one-day portrait workshop and more creative time for photo-based mixed media fans.
Fall term was jam-packed with workshops and presentations, but winter will be less so because as usual I will be teaching Tradigital Studio I and II for the Digital Image Design certificate program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design.
It's possible I will be able to squeeze in one of my Gallery Walk & Talks (long overdue I know!) and a one-day Figurative Art workshop if Neilson Park can accommodate it.
In the spring I've had some requests for a full-term Drawing the Face & Head course (1/2 days) – there is certainly more than enough material for it and I could couple it with Figurative Art again in the afternoons. Let me know if that sounds interesting to you or if you have other ideas.
My final workshop in the Fall was "Shake It Up! Contemporary Approaches to Abstract Painting" for two days in Markham. It went exceptionally well, the group was up for everything I threw at them! I could bring that workshop to either Neilson Park in Etobicoke or see if Visual Arts Mississauga is interested. Again, let me know if you have any feedback to give me on that.
Markham Group of Artists
The Art & Science of Image Transfers for Mixed Media
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 10am to 3pm
Combining photography with traditional media is an exciting and contemporary way to work. Image transfers in particular are a hot topic right now and there are many techniques, each with their pros and cons.
In this workshop Kim Lee Kho will guide you step by step through some of her favourite processes and non-toxic transfer methods including: alcohol transfers with specialized transparencies; acrylic skins; methods of integrating transfers with other media; and what makes a good image for transferring.
To inspire and encourage your personal creative exploration, you will see physical samples of Kim’s own work plus examples from other contemporary artists who are working in photo-based mixed media.
Students will work with images supplied by the instructor as well as some of their own and are asked to email 2-3 digital photos to Kim ahead of time in preparation for the class (see materials list for what to do if this is not possible).
No photography or digital work will be done during class; students can do as much or as little of that as they like in advance to prepare materials to work with in-class.
Enrollment fee includes $25 to cover the cost of a basic set of prints onto specialized transfer film, and some additional supplies.
Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke
Image Transfers and Beyond:
Creative Ways to Incorporate Photos into Mixed Media
WEEKLY: 3 FULL DAYS
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Wednesdays 9:30am -4:00pm
February 1 – February 15, 2017 (3 weeks)
Photography is the new universal language, and artists today are working with it in so many new and exciting ways!
Maybe you’re a painter who’s curious and wondering what to do with the many photos you’ve taken. Maybe you’ve done image transfers before but want practice and understand better how to transform them into interesting mixed media artwork.
With a combination of contemporary examples, physical samples, technical information, demonstrations and lots of hands-on creative time, instructor Kim-Lee Kho will guide you through various technical and creative approaches and answer many questions along the way.
Basic materials fee of $25 (payable to the instructor) covers initial set of prints and some other materials. Additional prints and materials will be available for sale.
Drawing Facial Expressions & More with Kim-Lee Kho
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Sunday January 29, 2017
Facial expressions are a vital form of non-verbal communication that most of us are adapted to notice and respond to with great sensitivity. That adaptation, or “hard-wiring”, both helps and hinders us when it comes to drawing facial expressions. Based on a structural approach to the face and head, which we will review, through presentation, demos, handouts and working with a live model, this one-day workshop should have you looking at – and drawing – facial expressions with fresh eyes!
Materials fee of $5-10 payable to the instructor.
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