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Drypoint and Carborundum on acetate with Barbie Kjar


  • The Baldessin Press & Studio 90 Shaftesbury Ave St Andrews, Victoria, 3761 Australia (map)

This workshop will introduce ways of creating drypoints with acetate sheets using a range of hand tools. Drypoint is used to create a rich black velvety line in print. Acetate is portable and in-expensive.

 We will also explore the use of carborundum in conjunction with these drypoints. Carborundum grit powder is used to add areas of tone and texture to your plate.

Day 1

·       Introduction to the course.

·       Drawing  with charcoal and/ or ink for 60 minutes.

·       Participants will be shown drypoint techniques using a range of hand-tools and sandpaper.

·       Demonstration of drawing and mark making onto acetate and exploring of ways of wiping a drypoint.

·       Participants draw their own drypoint.

·       Demonstration of carborundum techniques on acetate.

·       Participants make their carborundum images.

 Day 2

·       Printing day.

·       Demonstration of  printing of carborundum and drypoints using acetate sheets.

·       Group critic session and mini exhibition of works created over the weekend.

Participants will need to bring drawings preferably or photographs to be used as a source for the drypoint images.

Link to Barbie Kjar website

barbiekjar.com

BARBIE KJAR

Barbie Kjar is a Tasmanian artist (Masters of Fine Art at RMIT; Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education, University of Tasmania) with a special interest in Mokulito due to its ‘wonderful and spontaneous mark making potential’. In 2016 Kjar delved into Mokulito further learning directly from Ewa Budka at Art Print Residence in Arenys de Munt, Spain. Her interest was first sparked in 2004 when she was introduced to wood lithography at the Tokyo Art School during an Australia Council residency in Tokyo. Kjar is represented in state, regional and private collections and has completed numerous residencies around the world. Since 1986 she has held 36 solo exhibitions in Australia and more recently in Barcelona and Tokyo.

Terms

A $100 deposit for weekend will be required to secure an enrolment. Balance of Course Fee is payable no later than commencement of first class. An invoice will be sent out with your enrolment acknowledgment.

A course fee refund will be given if:

  1. A class in which you are enrolled is cancelled, or

  2. Notice of your withdrawal from a class is given at least three weeks in advance.

Please note:

On CODE RED days The Baldessin Press and Studio will be closed and no classes or activities will run.
On TOTAL FIRE BAN days The Baldessin Press and Studio will normally remain open, and staff will monitor official advice and weather. If weather escalates staff will consider cancelling activities. Any decision to cancel any workshops during the course of Total Fire Ban days will be made as a result of a notice from CFA of a “Watch and Act” or “Emergency Warning” affecting that area.
Please note that The Baldessin Press and Studio are NOT designated Safer Places, or Places of Last Resort



Terms

A $100 deposit for weekend will be required to secure an enrolment. Balance of Course Fee is payable no later than commencement of first class. An invoice will be sent out with your enrolment acknowledgment.

A course fee refund will be given if:

  1. A class in which you are enrolled is cancelled, or

  2. Notice of your withdrawal from a class is given at least three weeks in advance

High Bush Fire Danger Days - Please note:

On CODE RED days The Baldessin Press and Studio will be closed and no classes or activities will run.
On TOTAL FIRE BAN days The Baldessin Press and Studio will normally remain open, and staff will monitor official advice and weather. If weather escalates staff will consider cancelling activities. Any decision to cancel any workshops during the course of Total Fire Ban days will be made as a result of a notice from CFA of a “Watch and Act” or “Emergency Warning” affecting that area.
Please note that The Baldessin Press and Studio are NOT designated Safer Places, or Places of Last Resort