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Jozef Bajus, Summer Afternoon, 2016, 30 x 22.5 inches, watercolor paper, staples, mixed media with donation of paper tear–ups by watercolor artist R.A.

Jozef Bajus, Summer Afternoon, 2016, 30 x 22.5 inches, watercolor paper, staples, mixed media with donation of paper tear–ups by watercolor artist R.A.

Class / Workshop  |  Deconstruct to Construct: Experimenting with Transforming Paper with Jozef Bajus

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:30 am–1:30 pm

International Center for Watercolor
Artist Inspiration Series

Artist/Professor: Jozef Bajus
$36 members/$46 not-yet members

Jozef Bajus takes discarded materials and creates beauty from them.  The workshop will use participant’s unwanted watercolors, the ones that don’t resonate with you anymore.  The recycled watercolor paintings will be cut, torn, folded, woven, layered and transformed into a new work of art.  Deconstruct to Construct:  Experimenting with Transforming Paper is open to any level of participants, from beginner to professional artists. 

Jozef Bajus is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Fibers/Design Program at Buffalo State College. Bajus received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (Slovakia).  In the past ten years, he has taught numerous fiber and mixed media workshops at various schools of Art and Craft in the US; Haystack Mountain Crafts School, Penland Crafts School, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Split Rock School of Craft.  He was visiting scholar at Kanazawa College of Art in Japan and was invited to teach fiber classes at Jiaxing University in China.  In 2013 and 2014 he had major one person exhibit “Long Distance Calls” at two galleries in Slovakia.  Significant in Bajus’s career was one person exhibit Lendfield held at the Hallwalls Art Gallery, Buffalo, 2014.   Jozef Bajus received The Laugley H. Kernzie Award and earned a solo exhibition at Burchfield Penney Art Center.  

Supply List:

Watercolor paper already painted on that you do not mind tearing or cutting up or unused watercolor paper you can paint on later or create in white
Watercolor paints, brushes,…
Color pencils if you have them
Cutting board if you have one
Mechanical Pencil (0.5)
Exacto knife
Scissors
Stapler and staples
Ruler (metal – 12” or bigger)
Multi-purpose glue (Elmer’s glue, paper cement…)

To register call Kathy Gaye Shiroki at 716-878-3549 or email shirokkg@buffalostate.edu or download the registration form on the International Center for Watercolor website.  Families and youth 12 and older are encouraged to participate.