Blythe King, Artist

Layers of Meaning: Creating Image Transfer Portraits for Historical Projects

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By creating portraits, artists have long held a pivotal role in recording history. Contemporary artists create visual narratives that represent the complexity of history and historical figures. Image transfer provides new opportunities for artists to develop this avenue of exploration. The image transfer process produces a transparent image that allows for the visibility of multiple collaged layers within a single work of art all at once. Learn the image transfer process to transform copies of photographs, as well as images and text from magazines and books into transparent layers within your art. This workshop offers an introduction to a variety of methods of using safe, non-toxic adhesives to manually transfer images, with a focus on portraiture, visual narrative, contrast, and composition. After learning this new skill, continue to experiment with combining various media, source material, and collage techniques to create multidimensional, layered, mixed-media portraits. Work on a variety of surfaces, including fabric, paper, and wood.

Age range: prefer middle and high school students, but open to all ages 12+
Class size: prefer 8-10 participants, 15 max