Collagraph Printmaking with Artist Yvonne De Mille
Sunday 20th January
Time: 9:00am – 12.30pm, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Standard $120 + $35 Materials Cost
Early-Bird $ 99 + $35 Materials Cost
Venue: Mahi Toi, 50 Kirk Street, Otaki
(see map at bottom of page)
Collagraph is a technique that gets its name from the use of collage to make the printing plate. It is a very simple and effective technique, does not require any specialist materials and is nontoxic. You will learn how to make the plate and create your own original art work. No previous experience necessary, all materials and equipment provided.
Yvonne De Mille
Yvonne is an artist working in her community of Otaki on the Kapiti Coast. She works in a number of different media, including painting, printmaking, Installation art, textiles and other sculpture. Yvonne is also an experienced event organiser and workshop facilitator, she has trained in various art therapies, has a Certificate in The Art of Health – Taruna College, and a Bachelor of Applied Art – Whitirea NZ, Wellington.
Her recent work explores Love – nature vs. nurture, the vagaries of human nature and its influence on the innocence of youth. The Irresistible force of war. The invisibility of the aged in western culture.
Yvonne is passionate about building community and works with schools, corporations, health institutions, community groups and art groups – making kites and running art workshops with adults and children. Yvonne has organised many kite days and festivals and has made kites for dignitaries, corporations, musicians and politicians including former Prime Minister David Lange.
Yvonne was the instigator of the – now annual – Otaki Kite Festival, she was a key organiser of the inaugural event in March 2013. This event brings together local businesses, school children and members of the local and wider community. It introduces international kite flyers, who share their knowledge and culture by interacting with the Otaki and wider community.
Yvonne has exhibited throughout New Zealand over the last 28 years and has received many sponsored invitations to fly her kites at festivals around the world.