Nicole Westerdale, Year 12 Visual Art Student, was recently invited to attend a one-day workshop as part of Creative Generations for Excellence program. This workshop explored the skills required to create a unique artwork using aerosol and stencilling techniques. The workshop utilised textured fabrics to create eye catching backgrounds for the stencil design and explored stylization in the development of an image suitable for the process.
“On Saturday the 8th of October I had the privilege of attending a stencil and aerosol workshop, run by Jamie Maclean at Ironlak. At the workshop I was exposed to a new art form which I had never thought of utilizing before. I learnt how to create unique pieces of art using stencilling and aerosol techniques. We started with an image we had taken ourselves, or found online, and then used it to create a multi layered stencil. The stencils were spray painted onto a canvas surface we had prepped earlier in the workshop. By taking up this amazing opportunity I had a fun day out where I met new people and learnt a whole new art form which I now love and will continue to pursue in the future.” – Nicole Westerdale