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LCVA workshop creating images

This workshop will be held at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. There is a limit of 12 participants in this workshop, and you will need to bring print images and any text that you will want to use in your portrait/collage.

By creating portraits, artists have long held a pivotal role in recording history. Contemporary artists create visual narratives that represent the complexity of history and historical figures. Image transfer provides new opportunities for artists to develop this avenue of exploration. The image transfer process produces a transparent image that allows for the visibility of multiple collaged layers within a single work of art all at once. Learn the image transfer process to transform copies of photographs, as well as images and text from magazines and books into transparent layers within your art. This workshop offers an introduction to a variety of methods of using safe, non-toxic adhesives to manually transfer images, with a focus on portraiture, visual narrative, contrast, and composition. After learning this new skill, continue to experiment with combining various media, source material, and collage techniques to create multidimensional, layered, mixed-media portraits. Work on a variety of surfaces, including fabric, paper and wood.

Blythe King is a Pittsburgh-born artist based in Richmond. She utilizes a variety of processes including image transfer, photo collage, Zen calligraphy, and gold leafing to reveal the complexities of female identity. Her most recent project, “Two Sides of the Same Coin,” is focused on reworked portraits of women originally depicted in vintage mail order catalogues and magazine clippings. King studied religion and art and received her BA from the University of Richmond and her MA from the University of Colorado. She practiced Zen calligraphy with Stephen Addiss (The Art of Zen). Her art has been exhibited in museums, galleries and art centers nationwide. King currently works as an artist, art educator and professor of religious studies.

Contact Deborah McClintock at (434) 390-5027 for more information or to register.