Details for "March 29.2017 The Art & Science of Image Transfers for Mixed Media. Part2"

March 29,2017
Instructor: Kim-Lee Kho kim-lee

Student materials


$30 materials fee payable to the instructor is included.(for prints onto specialized transfer film, some tools and specialized materials for various image transfer processes


• 1 or 2 small stretched canvases (e.g. in the range of 6x8” to 12x12” – rectangular is fine too!)

• 1 or 2 small wood panels (as above), can be cradled (i.e. stretcher-like frame on back) or just plywood (note: Dollarama

sells a variety of the cradled ones inexpensively)

• At least one of: “HOT press” watercolour paper pad (it’s smooth), 9x12” or 11x14”; Stonehenge or other “waterleaf”-

type printmaking paper (pad is handy); Terraskin (aka stone paper), available in thin form in pads (possibly 9x12”)

Acrylic painting supplies, including:

• small quantities of acrylic paints (high viscosity or fluid are fine; inexpensive craft acrylics are an option) – include black

and white

• a selection of synthetic bristle brushes, including a flat 2” if you have (I will have some extra with me)

• at least one offset/trowel style palette knife for mixing

• a 3” to 5” “spreader” tool, whether it’s a plain profile “Catalyst wedge”, or spreader used for wallpapering – something

with a straight edge but preferably at least one side NOT sharp! I will have some extra to borrow if you have trouble

finding this item

• palette, table covering, floor covering, apron (or equiv), gloves or barrier cream, paper towels, spray bottle, containers

for water

• 8 oz (or more) gloss acrylic soft gel medium (plain, no fancy texturizing ingredients, not “tar gel”; soft preferred but can

use regular stiffness just not heavier than that) – should feel like soft butter or high viscosity paint

• ideally 8 oz of acrylic polymer medium gloss to fine-tune the gel (esp if you’re bringing regular thickness gel)

Mixed media supplies:

• watercolour crayons (e.g. Caran d’Ache, “Mungyo Gallery” also offers them less expensively)

• scissors


• additional kinds of paper (see the recommended list above but you can try others too) – keep sizes fairly small (6x6 up

to 11x14)

• drawing board to tape paper to in order to work on/tilt (one option is double-thick foam core which is lightweight and


• shallow cardboard boxes to transport wet artworks safely home in your car (e.g. boxes for pizza, or produce/tinned

goods such as you can get at No Frills, lids from photocopy paper)

• clean, soft, napped painting roller (i.e. for house painting) – no need for the handle part


I will be supplying you with some pre-printed images to work with, but ideally you will have some of your own as well. Our

specific needs are outlined below.

If you find yourself unable to have laser prints or photocopies made, or to email me images in advance, I can supply you with

some for a small fee to cover my costs. Please let me know in advance though so I can make sure I have enough.

Selecting your images:

• Please select your photos for their visual properties in addition to their subject matter/content!

• Suggestions of what to look for: strong shapes; areas of light and dark (light areas give you much more room to play

and shadows enhance form, texture and structure); a sense of pattern; vivid textures; good tonal range. Photos that

contain at least two of these qualities will give you suitable material to work with

• It is NOT recommended to start out by working with photos of your beloved grandchildren, mother or departed loved

ones. In general, working with images like that inhibits your freedom to explore creatively because the images are too

precious to us to work into and alter freely, at least until we become more experienced in this area – not saying you

can’t include photos of people, but consider them in light of what you won’t mind “messing” with

Please bring to class:

• 3 to 6 black and white laser prints or toner-based photocopies on 20lb bond paper (i.e. not inkjet/ink-based, nor on

premium paper of any kind) of photos you’d like to work with – you can have them laser printed or photocopied at

Staples print departments or Fedex Office Print/Ship outlets for example, if you don’t have a laser printer

• NB: you could include 1 or 2 full-page images (regular letter size paper) but the others should have smaller sizes , e.g.

1/2 page and 1/4 page, to work with; if that’s a problem for you then you can cut the larger images up into smaller

pieces (maybe have a few more images printed in that case)

• if you have an inkjet printer, feel free to also bring a page or two of inkjet printed images (on plain paper) to try

Please email to me in advance of class (by Sat Mar 25 but contact me if later than that):

• 3 high quality digital photographs (or scans) that could translate well into black and white

• We will be doing things with and to photos, not working on computers in this class

Where:  The Olive Branch Community Church, Markham

175 Anderson Ave, Markham, ON  L6E 1A4

(NE of Bur Oak and Markham Rd)

When:  Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Set up starts at 9:30 am
Workshop starts at 10:00am sharp 
Finish at 3:00pm
Clean up by 3:30pm 
Please bring covers for your work area.


Cost & Status

  • CAN$60.00
  • CAN$65.00 with Non-member
Spots Available:
9 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2017-01-19 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2017-03-22 23:59:00
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