Sublimely vibrant and richly coloured artwork! These words describe what you will make when you learn Marie-Therese’s dye sublimation process (transfer printing). This technique has been developed by Marie-Therese for participants to use, to translate their visual experiences of landscape into a new, artistic expression using disperse dyes.
Participants create their own custom dyed fabric using disperse dyes via direct imaging, experimental and layering exercises. We apply painted, textured, printed imagery onto papers with disperse dyes and then transfer print them to polyester and blended synthetic fabrics to create a suite of colour and pattern studies via an iron or heat press. Participants are also introduced to the tutor’s signature MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS) technique featuring multiple layering and resists employing flora as ‘the thematic’ experience. The MSDS works imbue richly coloured, textural and vibrant 3-dimensional imaging to the cloth surface.
This is an exciting workshop, where individual instruction and experimentation forges the potential of each participant.
With these new skills you will be able to collage, layer, applique, hand & machine embellish your newly made fabrics into truly unique creative expressions.
All levels welcome to this two day workshop.
Marie-Therese Wisniowski works full time as a studio artist, researcher, author, curator, speaker & tutor and is the Director of Art Quill Studio, The Education Division of Art, Quill & Co. P/L at Arcadia Vale in New South Wales, Australia. She is a casual lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia. In 2009, she curated the inaugural international ‘ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions’ exhibition that was held at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, Sydney, 29th August to 11th October 2009 which toured nationally until 2011.
She specialises in the area of ArtCloth, artist printmaker books and limited edition prints. She has created signature techniques that she has named “Matrix Formatting” “Multiplexing” and “Low Relief Screen Printing" (LRSP) in her silk screened works and “MultiSperse Dye Sublimation” (MSDS) in her ArtCloth works using disperse dyes on synthetic fibres. She has conducted workshops and lectures on these and other techniques which she tutors at international and national conferences, forums, textile/print groups and in university courses.