A hands-on creative encounter with experimental photo-collage and mixed media
Instructor: Mary Stieglitz,
Maximum number of students 14
Transform your photographic images with experimental studio art techniques. Fine art & craft processes are used with diverse new media, methods & substrates. Connect with your creative spirit and produce unique works of art…beyond the print.
Dates: November 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011
- Nov 4th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Nov 5th 9:00 am -11:30 and 1:00 pm to 4:00
- Nov 6th 9:00 am -11:30 and 1:00 pm to 4:00
Idaho Department of Fish & Game Headquarters,
- 600 S. Walnut,
- Boise, ID
- ** Enter on backside of building, NE corner of building (nearest Municipal Park). The entrance door faces the rear parking lot.
- $ 110.00 non-members
- $ 100.00 IPW members
Free your creativity, combine images with diverse media and materials in a way that reflects your imaginative life. Join artist-photographer, Mary Stieglitz in this unique, hands-on photo-collage and mixed media workshop.
Collage and mixed media are powerful techniques for photographers to connect with their artistic essence. Emphasis will be on creative composition, image manipulation, and conceptual power. Experimental and non-traditional approaches to materials & techniques will be used with visual problem solving. Using innovative photo-collage methods, your digital prints (hi tech) will be altered & integrated with studio art techniques (hi touch) to create unique mixed-media works of art.
The class begins with an overview of photo-collage plus mixed media in photography from 1850 to the present. We’ll then explore quick techniques of combining images, adding a variety of complementary materials, ephemera, paints and inks to produce a textural, evocative image combination.
This is a hands-on studio course, and integrates numerous media techniques and intersections as vehicles of artistic expression. The techniques are liberating, rapid and rewarding. Experiments in montage, collage, image manipulation, paint transformation, mono-print, ‘inkubation’ and copiography are included.
What you’ll need:
A large selection of your photographic prints (inkjet, color copies, rejects, or other), scissors, ruler, mat or utility knife, and (if desired) color copies of any favorite or valuable historic images, maps, documents, et al. As available, bring mat board scraps, found materials, bits and pieces of interest to you, nature materials or other ephemera of visual appeal.
What you’ll be provided:
Art papers, acrylic paints, polymer & gel media, colored inks & pencils, gum Arabic, lab gelatin, canvas panels & bases, imported inks, brushes, palette knives, platens & brayers, art papers such as silk paper, rice paper, hypro experimental paper, glues, hand-laid cotton paper and other fine art substrates. Additional mixed media materials such as antique books, vintage materials, fabrics, fibers, sprayers, and finishes (and more) will be available.
About the instructor:
Artist and photography educator, Mary taught photography and mixed media as a tenured Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Iowa State University. Her work has been seen in over 250 exhibitions (nationally & internationally) and is represented in 30 national and international collections.
Photographic explorations with alternative surfaces & forms merged into digital imaging by 1985. Most recently she taught photography as a hybrid form, and mixed media at Iowa State University. The recipient of 35 research grants & awards, Mary was Distinguished Scholar of Arts and Humanities at Iowa State University, and has been photographer-in-residence for three national foundations and the National Parks.