Kate Thompson

USA

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Ballarat Winter June 29th to July 5th 2020
Toowoomba Winter July 6th to July 12th 2020

About Kate Thompson

My work as a fiber artist working with fabric and fiber to create abstract 3-dimensional forms was my focus for many years. I started painting full time in 2009 focusing on portrait/figure work painting in acrylics, watercolors and mixed media. Fractured Angels is the continuous thread throughout my work. My art parallels my spiritual journey and I identify with the flawed, cracked and fractured human yearning for peace and fulfillment. The older I get the stronger the pull to explore and express this theme in my work.
Along the way I discovered I loved teaching. I find the creative process so incredibly interesting. My energy lies in that process and to share that with others has been the most fulfilling role of my life. The spiritual nature of the creative process is something that I think about a lot. The idea of constant practicing of my craft along with allowing myself to let go in moments of creating is the key to authentic art.
I am a lifetime student and my vehicle is art.

Mixed Media Re-visited

I love mixed media and have been experimenting and discovering some very cool and mysterious techniques that I would love to share with students.
I will show you everything I know about working with linseed oil, graphite, charcoal, a few acrylics, watercolors, gesso and plaster (joint compound). We will be drawing with pencil as well as thread and wire. These techniques will be demonstrated and incorporated in our final pieces. We will work on collage using vintage book pages and image transfer techniques.
We will make simple watercolor books to practice and take notes of all of our experiments
For our final pieces I will demonstrate my portrait techniques that work so well the mediums we will be using. The emphasis is on expression and texture.

Here's What You'll Learn With

KATE THOMPSON

 I will show you everything I know about working with linseed oil, graphite, charcoal, a few acrylics, watercolors, gesso and plaster (joint compound).

We will be drawing with pencil as well as thread and wire.

For our final pieces I will demonstrate my portrait techniques that work so well the mediums we will be using. The emphasis is on expression and texture.

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