Floating Ink -Suminagshi Workshop with Penelope Lee
Part 1: 17 November 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $155 (GST included
Class size: Class size is limited to 8 people
Description: Day 1:“Floating Ink” Art
Suminagashi, meaning “floating ink,” is an ancient and very meditative form of Japanese printing. Coloured inks are floated on water and manipulated to create delicate imagery reminiscent of water, wind or even woodgrain. No two prints are the same. In this workshop you will learn how to create unique monoprints, while exploring the creative possibilities of Suminagashi.
This intensive course focuses on an individual approach with illustrated talks and step-by-step demonstrations. You will be introduced to basic methods and materials, providing you with a foundation on which to build more personal explorations. We begin by producing a booklet of practice samples on a variety of papers and textiles. This experience is then used to develop unique artworks using your individual choice of materials and techniques.
Special emphasis will be placed on the use of Suminagashi in the creation of artists’ books but while it is particularly suited to printmaking, bookmaking, and box making, Suminagashi can also be used in many textile projects. By the end of the workshop you will have gained insight into the endless possibilities of Suminagashi, produced a booklet of sample techniques and created artworks of your own.
Floating Ink -Suminagashi workshop 17 November 10-4 pm
A practicing graphic designer for the last 40 years, Penelope is also an experienced tertiary educator, teaching design at the Design Centre Enmore, the College of Fine Arts and the UNSW Art and Design since 1990. In 2005 Penelope graduated from CoFA, UNSW, with a Master of Design (Hons) awarded for her research investigating the effects of new media technologies on the materiality of the book. An outcome of this research was the development of artworks that consider the fundamental idea of the book, and the meaning we derive from the book as an object, in the context of a new media world. Her work integrates the medieval practice of paper making, printmaking and book binding with new media materials and technologies, in book objects and installations. She has a passion for the meaning that paper, print and binding can bring to the modern world, in the design and making of handmade books.
Penelope has been exhibiting her work since 2000 with representation in both private and public collections, including: Bibliotèque Nationale de France, Bibliothèque Mediathèque of Limoges, National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria, State Library of Queensland, Swarthmore College Library Philadelphia, and Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificem.