Steph Bolt is an Australian artist based near Melbourne, she has a Diploma of Applied Art - Graphic Design from CIT and a Master of Fine Art - Printmaking from RMIT University. She is forging a career as an international artist, over the last few years she has exhibited in Australia, Thailand, Kurdistan, Singapore and Greece. She has been a recipient of 2 Australia Council for the Arts Grants - an ARTSTART Grant in 2012 and the Early Career Residency Grant in 2014/15.
A printmaking residency first drew her to Skopelos in 2004 & she quickly fell in love with the island & its people. Since 2011 she has returned to SKOPELOS each year, assisted Basil Hall with 6 workshops & facilitated printmaking workshops at Milos Print Studio where together they have worked with more than 100 participants.
In 2014 she facilitated the first SKOPELOS Works on Paper workshop with artist & educator ROSIE WEISS, GAYE PATERSON in 2015, DlANNE FOGWELL in 2016 & in 2017 two workshops were held. The first with SPOWART+COOPER & the second with DIANNE LONGLEY. Steph's intention as a facilitator is to work in conjunction with a new artist / teacher each year to explore various mediums on paper, focusing on their specific area of technical expertise. Her local knowledge will enrich your experience on this stunningly beautiful island.
Steph's main role during the workshop is as a facilitator - organising the day to day running of the workshop.
Her arts practice covers a number of mediums including printmaking, photography & sculpture. As a colourist & with her knowledge of contemporary and traditional printmaking methods, she will work alongside the tutors to provide guidance & tuition in these areas.
For more details about Steph's work you can go to her website www.stephbolt.com
Jon has recently retired after 35 years of full time teaching at Chisholm Institute of TAFE in Victoria, Australia. He has a BA Fine Art from RMIT & a Diploma of Education from the State College of Victoria. During this time he taught Painting, Life Drawing, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture & Papermaking to thousands of students.
In 1985 Jon began investigating papermaking as an adjunct to printmaking and sculpture then as stand alone subject 1987. His research has taken him to Wookey Hole Paper Mill in the UK, Penny Wells in Hobart, Don Farnsworth in San Francisco, Gemini Press in New York and Papermakers Guild at Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.
He has a wealth of knowledge on many papermaking processes, making moulds and deckles, vats, beating & drying equipment & using pulp to make sculptures. Jon uses household impliments to make paper & all processes can be recreated at home with simple equipment.
KATE LOVEJOY FURNELL
Kate Lovejoy Furnell is an Australian teacher & artist based in Sydney. She studied Fine Art & History and has been a specialist teacher to adults and children for 16 years. Kate believes that everyone can experience the thrill of creating their own work when exposed to new ways of seeing, drawing & making.
Her teaching is structured around different approaches to drawing & making marks. Multiple surfaces, different media & the layering of plates, paper & ink to build an image are part of the process. Kate has a teaching style that encourages students to adopt an attitude of 'play' with their work so that there are no 'mistakes' only opportunities to adapt their artworks to different needs and interests.
The impetus to use line work is always the beginning of any process for her work. The way a continuous or enclosed line drawing can delineate space, create volume & texture becomes the basis of her work. Printmaking in all its forms - etching, collagraph, dry point, photopolymer, lino cut and hand made paper used as chine colle - allows experimentation with the various techniques. Landscape has been an essential part of her practice where the landscape forms are abstracted as works that explore line, texture and colour. Landscape also lends itself to the exploration of architectural forms & textural associations. Kate also works with ceramic, collage & painting & these related fields lend ideas to each other.
Kate Lovejoy Furnell has shown in group & joint exhibitions as a member of Warringah Printmakers Studio, Primrose Paper Arts & the Terravita group. Her recent joint show 'Transversal Latitudes' was a series of abstracted mono prints constructed as multiple "blocks" with printed chine colle used as the mortar.