I enjoy bringing guest instructors to Wishi Washi Studio. It is a way to bring talent from out of the area to Santa Cruz, offer something different to my students and mix it up a bit. But, best of all is that, in addition to being hostess and helper, I get to be a student and play along.
|Images of Scissors were my obsession of the day|
This Saturday the wonderful and talented Courtney Cerruti came to Wishi Washi Studio to teach Image Transfers. Courtney and I have traveled in the same teaching and art making circles for a while now but had never met until we both started filming online classes for Creativebug last year. Courtney is a maker extraordinaire and has a book coming out in November 2013 called Playing with Image Tranfers from Quarry Books.
|Courtney was ready with tons of supplies and inspirational samples|
Back in January I put the workshop schedule up and the class filled so quickly that we decided to add a second class in the afternoon. It was a long day but so much fun! We transferred color and black & white images on paper, cloth, and wood using a number of techniques including packing tape transfers, gel medium transfers and solvent transfers. This is some of the play that happened that day:
|Bottom right is Courtney's sample and the others are student work|
|Student thoughtfully choosing images|
|Of course, Courtney had some washi tape for student use...|
|Some students kept notebooks and recorded what kind of image worked with each transfer technique|
|One student stuck her packing tape transfers on her water bottle. Love it!|
If you missed out this Saturday keep your eye on my workshop schedule - I hope to have Courtney come back and teach again in the Fall!