Amanda McCavour is a canadian textile artist whose interest for drawing, installation and embroidery began in 2007 at York University in Toronto , where she earned her BFA. She uses different fiber medias and she is always looking for new techniques. For most of her 3d installations she uses Solvy and her sewing machine and the results are soft works of art inspired by home and nature.
Workshop June-Septempber 2015
Jarek Kubicki is a photographer from Poland, winner of prestigious awards. Creative director in an advertising agency in Warsaw,his digital works seem to be real paintings on paper.
He says: “I receive many questions from other image makers about the brushes I use in photoshop. I have just two: circular and squared, without texture. This surprises people, but when I want to gain a more brushlike effect, I take a piece of paper, use a real brush and some paint to apply some strokes, and then I scan it. Then, inside photoshop, I paint with the scanned brush texture, and even though I’m working digitally, the effect looks more natural. Like real paint on paper.”
Nick Mackman is extraordinary in her sculpting animals. Some of them are relatively unknown and inspired by her travels to Africa but it’s frequent for her to represent her beloved dogs. Her pieces are raku fired, giving a rich but natural crackle glaze.
Workshop october 2015