Image Transfer

February 24, 2024



Image Transfer will introduce you to range of techniques to transfer your photographs onto a prepared hardboard surface and to incorporate them into your paintings, collage or mixed media artwork. You will discover how to blend, distress and create composite images by hand (as opposed to through a digital process). Artists, photographers and anyone curious about photo-based mixed media will find this workshop of interest. Suitable for all levels. See supply list.

Special Instructions

This online workshop will be held via Zoom. Students will receive a link one week ahead of the start of the workshop.

Registration Details

Visit the Vancouver Island School of Art website to register online, or phone 250-380-3500.

Suppy List

- B&W or colour toner based photocopies, preferably high contrast images such as line drawings, book illustrations, vintage line artwork, contrasty photos (get done at Staples or Monks) *****IMPORTANT-DO NOT USE INKJET IMAGES! THEY WILL NOT WORK

- mixed media sketchbook -9"x12" (aprox) or 1 sheet Stonehenge paper 22"x30" cut into quarters

- package of 3 5"x7" Ampersand Aquaboard (available at Opus)

- several small images on an 8.5"x11" sheet of plain photocopy paper; several of your images should be no wider than 2"

- tubes of acrylic paint a darker colour such as: Burnt Umber, Payne’s grey, Prussian Blue, Hooker’s Green, Black

- medium container of Acrylic Matte GEL Medium

- 2" hogs hair brush or pastry brush (Dollar store brand recommended)

- plastic palette knife

- bone folder (book binding tool) or old dessert spoon

- old credit card or plastic squeegee

- roll of clear packing tape

- water container (eg. large yogurt container)

- water spritzer bottle

- roll of White Reynolds Freezer paper

- hair dryer (optional)

- notebook and pen to take notes

- source out flat texture objects and surfaces such as bamboo mats, sink-stoppers from the dollar store, textured plastic mats, stencils, paper doilies, corrugated cardboard that has been ripped open, leaves, wooden planks (anything that has a reasonably flat surface but has a distinctive texture or pattern)

February 24, 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm