Michaela Stoneman (Patea)
Explorations in Intaglio Printmaking
The linear print process of drypoint etching will form the basis of this workshop.
Participants will produce a series of printing plates (matrix) for experimental printmaking.
Participants will explore a range of different techniques to add colour and texture including transparent colour rolls, stencils and chine collé, to create multi-layered, dynamic images.
Tonal and gestural mark making applications such as monotype will be demonstrated, offering possibilities for adding texture to build up layered imagery.
An opportunity to develop new skills within your own artistic practice, with scope to print on both paper and fabric substrates that could be used in bookbinding and fibre works or presented as fine art prints.
About Michaela Stoneman
MB Stoneman is a Pātea based artist currently working predominantly in printmaking - including etching, woodcut, monotype, mezzotint and print combinations that push traditional boundaries, including artist books.
Michaela studied Fine Arts (Taranaki Polytechnic, 1995) & Design (Diploma - Design & Multimedia, UCOL, 2003). She is a member of Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand and has attended a wide range of print specific courses over the past 8 years.
Michaela was born and bred in New Plymouth and travelled extensively for many years. She settled in Pātea in 2004 with the purchase of the historic 1873 BNZ building as residence, established as 'The Bank Room', coffee shop/art gallery in April 2018.
Michaela has worked as Arts Co-ordinator for the South Taranaki District Council since 2007.
Michaela's work is informed by exploring landscapes, often in relation to the human condition. She exhibits widely in public and private galleries and museums throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand. She demonstrates and tutors public workshops on etching and other printmaking techniques by request from schools and institutions.