Pattern and Texture Composition: Rubbing and Stamping
About the Workshop
In this workshop we will play around with two main techniques: rubbing and stamping. Using objects or surfaces found around your house we will use crayons to rub textures onto paper and create our own simple stamps to make interesting patterns. To complete the composition we will cut up our rubbings and stampings and reconstruct them into a collage.
Supplies needed for this workshop include crayons, a glue stick, a stamp pad, small erasers,and paper.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The first 30 Durham-based students to register will be provided with supplies for this workshop at no cost. An email will be sent for on-campus pickup instructions.
About the Instructor
Anna Wallace is a current resident and native of Durham, North Carolina. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Teaching has become an integral part of Anna’s artistic practice. She teaches at UNCG, High Point University, and is the Lead Visual Arts Instructor at the North Carolina Governor’s School West.
Much of Anna’s work infiltrates, as if the rugs, chairs, and vessels sprouted legs and marched out of the home and into the white box of the gallery. The colors, pattern density, and visual stimulation demand we pay attention. Her practice spans sculpture, installation, and performance. The way Anna handles each process is not dissimilar to the management of a home, bouncing from one thing to the next. Her work demonstrates an infatuation with female labor and the practices of women’s work.
In addition to Anna’s studio art practice, she designs and creates several collections of sustainably produced products. The pottery collection is made to seamlessly integrate into any existing kitchen, yet has a unique whimsical quality. The garment collection embraces slow fashion. Each item is sewn entirely from locally sourced vintage and remnant textiles – down to the thread.
About the Location
This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.