- April 7, 2021 - April 11, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashley Hay, Western Australia. Mixed Media.
This fabulous mixed media workshop aims to take you on a journey of discovery as you’re introduced to a diverse range of exciting NEW techniques. Discover the beauty and subtlety of Cold Wax Medium for creating beautiful, alternative art surfaces.
Demonstrations with mixed media will give you the confidence to play with textural explorations, including Rust and Stone Effects, working with cold wax to create translucent layers, stencilling and crackle effects, working with Easy3Dflex, collage and a range of other exciting media.
You’ll have the opportunity of being guided step-by-step through the creative process, from beginning to end, including how to create a simple composition for abstract painting. Understand the art of layers and the difference it makes to your finished artwork; creative problem solving; embellishing your artwork with colour to give it a professional finish and learning to evaluate when it’s complete.
Through the process of discovery, you will develop a series of artworks that will inform and inspire your studio practice for years to come.
This workshop is suitable for all skill levels 18 Years and over who wish to ignite their creativity under the guidance of an accomplished artist and experienced facilitator.
*Please note, a diverse range of art materials and tools are required for use in this workshop. There will be an additional cost for a kit of Powertex Art Supplies, the cost will be included in the information pack sent closer to the date, which will also outline the details of other bits and pieces for you to bring.
Ashley Hay was born in Scotland, moving to Australia as a child in 1968 with her family, she has always called Australia ‘home’.
Raised in the southern suburbs of Perth Ashley has pursued her love of art from a young age. Her passion for drawing and painting flourished during her teenage years as a student of Special Art, at Applecross SHS. Graduating with the Art Award, she went on to Curtin University where she completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Painting and Sculpture. Ashley furthered her studies with a Diploma of Education and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Since her early years, Ashley has explored a diverse range of mixed media, developing an extensive visual language of alternative art surfaces and rich textures. Capturing a sense of ‘story’ and ‘place’ is the essence of her work. Ashley approaches her imagery with a spiritual ethos composed in a contemporary expressionist style. Much of her work is an intuitive response to her surroundings and it’s her hope that the viewer connects with her story as they engage, relate to and are impacted by the imagery.
“I need to ‘be’ and ‘feel’ connected with my work, so often it has a sense of personal meaning that is based on my ‘story’ or ‘journey’. Through my work, I hope to communicate a sense of peace, beauty and rest that can be found in nature, when we allow ourselves to slow down and contemplate the beauty of the world in which we live.”
In addition to her studio work, Ashley enjoys painting outdoors to capture the immediacy of the moment; observation, technique and inspiration from her Plein Air painting informs and complements her studio practice; as a member of the Mandurah Plein Air Artists, she has been the President for two years (2017-2018).
Combining her love of Art and Theatre, Ashley is also a passionate advocate for Wearable Art; as a two-time finalist of Wearable Art Mandurah, she has been involved with all aspects of the competition including the Showcase, campaign shoots and various exhibitions. She has had the opportunity to speak at many schools and tertiary institutions, including the Karl von Busse (KVB) Institute of Design, Sydney. Over the past three years Ashley has conducted the popular workshop, “Creating Sculptural Form for Wearable Art” and has been on the judging panel for the competition (2017-2019).
In 2011 Ashley was commissioned to have her artwork reproduced in a series of four Art Panels (1800×1200), for Parkdean Holiday Parks, Dumfries Scotland, UK.
As well as maintaining her own art practice, Ashley is the Australian Importer for Powertex.
Venue: Grafton High School