BALLARAT – SPRING
21st to 27th September 2020View Event
Susan Stover is a San Francisco Bay Area artist who creates paintings and sculptures that explore themes of cultural identity and mythology. With the study of ethnic patterns and of utilitarian and sacred objects in non-western cultures, her work embraces ritual, tradition, and meditation through repetitive labor. Adapting processes that are traditionally used in the production of textiles, she uses materials and techniques that refer to a collective history with the completed painting and forms revealing themselves in the making.
Susan received a MFA from California College of Art in Oakland, California and a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her work is in private and corporate collections and has been published in several books and magazines. She teaches workshops in her northern California studio, other locations in the U.S., and internationally.
This workshop explores the mark-making and sculptural possibilities of combining fabrics, fibers and wax. We will explore ways they can be manipulated, colored, and be incorporated with encaustic. Various surface design techniques on fabric will include batik, silk painting, and shibori. Fiber construction techniques such as crochet, stitching, and coiling will be introduced. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own voice in relation to their chosen materials and methods. Topics and presentations to include other artists and examples, working 2-d or 3-d, experimentation embedding and dipping fibers and fabrics in wax, layering and creating depth, mixed media options, pattern, compositional and conceptual concerns. This class is for participants at any level, however, a working knowledge of encaustic is helpful.