Image Transfer with Perry Rath


Sundays May 28 & June 4, 2017

Image Transfer

with Perry Rath

Sunday May 28, 1pm-4.30pm
Sunday June 4, 1pm-4.30pm

(Please note: This is one workshop over 2 days)

Fee: $20, materials supplied
Register at Smithers Art Gallery, or by phone with a credit/debit card (250) 847-3898
Location: The Old Church, 3704 1st Ave, Smithers


Instructor Perry Rath will lead participants in pursuing a mixed-media approach to creating a work of art on the theme “Canada 150+: What’s Your Story?” to illustrate your own personal story of Canada! Centred around learning the photo-transfer process, which can be applied to your own photos, and also images and text from magazines and newspapers, we will look at how building up layers can produce interesting effects.

Items to bring for participants:

1. any photographs that you wish to try some transfer processes with, please bring as photocopies, not your original.  The original image gets destroyed in the process of securing it into acrylic medium, so definitely do not use your only copy.  Bring as many images as you may like to choose from, just make sure that they are photocopies on regular cartridge paper, not glossy stuff.  Plus, you can bring more than one photocopy of each image if you'd like.

2. also, any text that you may like to try to transfer. That includes magazine, newspaper, personal poem, etc. Again, a photocopy will work best, unless the original is not precious (like a passage from a newspaper that you can get more copies of).

Participants are invited to put artwork into the Canada 150+: What's Your Story? exhibition in the Gallery and Museum, June 13-July 15, 2017!


Smithers Art Gallery and the Bulkley Valley Museum are excited to be collaborating on our project "Canada 150+: What's Your Story?", a community exhibition and series of thematic workshops through which we hope to engage and bring together our diverse community to build a better understanding of our different experiences and shared commonality.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Bulkley Valley Community Foundation, Babine Animal Hospital, the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.