BEGINNERS - INTERMEDIATE
ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA
During this workshop Shazia guides students of all artistic levels through the steps of creating mixed media paintings on paper, canvas and board. Students will add collage using various materials such as tissue papers, newspapers, photocopies and decorative papers as the base and then acrylic washes and paints will be applied to create a mixed media surface. Drawing will be done with charcoal, oil pastels and finished with acrylics paints. Students will be introduced to image transfer and variety of mixed media techniques. Shazia will also touch on basics of composition, colour wheel, principles and elements of design during this session. Get ready for a colourful and fun experience!
Australian artist and sculptor, Shazia Imran is best known for her expressive mixed media pieces.
She has won many national and international awards including Lorenzo il Magnifico Award at the Florence Biennale 2015, Applied Arts Award at the London Biennale 2017, ‘Most Collectible Artist’ Award at Shenzhen City Art Fair, First prize at the 2018 Chianciano Biennale and multiple awards in Australia. She draws her inspiration from her travels, exploring the infinite expressiveness of her subjects through mixed media.
Her delicately multilayered paintings explore the connections between landscape, memory and the subconscious through texture and the interplay of light and dark, creating an atmosphere that opens itself up to multiple meanings.
Her work has been exhibited internationally and hangs in public and private collections in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Australia.