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Photographic Collage: Integrative Approaches For Painting And Monotype 

Jun 20, 2011 - Jul 01, 2011
Snowmass Village, Colorado

Horizon Series, Oil Painting with Printed Photographic transfer on Cradled Panel, 12"x12"

This workshop is focused on crossing the boundaries of photography, painting and printmaking. Students practice collage and photomontage as well as transfer and decal techniques to integrate photographic images and text with painted surfaces and monotypes. Unlike conventional cutting and pasting, Kate's approach allows text and image to be transferred as both opaque and translucent layers.

Traditional collage will be combined with digital manipulation of imagery, output to Xerox gum transfer, Thermofax silkscreen and encaustic image transfers. Text and photographic imagery can be integrated into painted panels or printed onto paper using the press. Reductive scraping combined with additive approaches using encaustic and digital polymer grounds allows for unusually luminous and translucent imagery. This workshop also use a small etching press to create monotypes on paper.