Printmaker Laura Bromwich adds Dundas Studio Tour host to her repertoire

WhatsOn Aug 03, 2017 by Alison Sawatzky Dundas Star News

Laura Bromwich is a printmaker, instructor, head of the Dundas Valley School of Art’s print department, an art therapist and a former dancer.

This year, she is adding the Dundas Studio Tour to her resume. She will open her home and studio Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 as one of this year’s host artists.

Bromwich has always been focused on a career in the arts. As a child, she danced for the Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble, and used dance, art and music to express herself. As she entered high school, she turned her focus to visual arts and has never looked back.

Bromwich became hooked on printmaking, especially silkscreen, early on. She is intrigued by both the process of silkscreen, and its versatility. She uses a variety of surfaces for her images, including fabric, paper, Plexiglas, Mylar and wood. She say the process of printmaking, especially the challenges inherent in the silkscreen process, is a large part of its appeal.

“Some of the challenges include the techniques and specific steps,” said Bromwich. “It’s like the butterfly effect in the way that one step will make a difference in the next, and so on, to create the final outcome. In order to get your desired result, you must apply each step correctly, and repetitively.”

Symbolism, bold design and colour are important aspects of Bromwich’s work. She is currently working on a series of silkscreen prints on fabric called, “The 12 Tea Towels of 2017.”

Each of the tea towels is inspired by a month and an aspect of Dundas, and uses symbols related to the community.

Other works feature the strong graphics and colours for which silkscreen works are well known.

“The use of colour in silkscreen is a part of the method that I love. Silkscreen allows you to apply flat areas of colour, and work with bold and graphic designs.”

In addition to her work as an artist, Bromwich is a strong proponent of making printmaking accessible to the public and of using art as part of the healing process.

In 2012, when she headed the initiative to reopen the print studio at the DVSA, she worked hard to change the space into “a non-toxic, and sustainable studio, offering a variety of printmaking courses to children, teens and adults.”

The result is an environmentally-friendly and active print studio.

Since graduating in 2016 with her degree in art therapy, Bromwich has applied her knowledge through special outreach programs with DVSA and, most recently, St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Bromwich is a graduate of McMaster University and the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She has participated in art residencies in both in Buenos Aires and New York. Earlier this year, she was nominated in the arts education and community arts category of the Hamilton City Arts Awards.

For more information on the Dundas Studio Tour, visit www.dundasstudiotour.ca.

Printmaker Laura Bromwich adds Dundas Studio Tour host to her repertoire

Dundas Valley School of Art print department head joins Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 tour

WhatsOn Aug 03, 2017 by Alison Sawatzky Dundas Star News

Laura Bromwich is a printmaker, instructor, head of the Dundas Valley School of Art’s print department, an art therapist and a former dancer.

This year, she is adding the Dundas Studio Tour to her resume. She will open her home and studio Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 as one of this year’s host artists.

Bromwich has always been focused on a career in the arts. As a child, she danced for the Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble, and used dance, art and music to express herself. As she entered high school, she turned her focus to visual arts and has never looked back.

Bromwich became hooked on printmaking, especially silkscreen, early on. She is intrigued by both the process of silkscreen, and its versatility. She uses a variety of surfaces for her images, including fabric, paper, Plexiglas, Mylar and wood. She say the process of printmaking, especially the challenges inherent in the silkscreen process, is a large part of its appeal.

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“Some of the challenges include the techniques and specific steps,” said Bromwich. “It’s like the butterfly effect in the way that one step will make a difference in the next, and so on, to create the final outcome. In order to get your desired result, you must apply each step correctly, and repetitively.”

Symbolism, bold design and colour are important aspects of Bromwich’s work. She is currently working on a series of silkscreen prints on fabric called, “The 12 Tea Towels of 2017.”

Each of the tea towels is inspired by a month and an aspect of Dundas, and uses symbols related to the community.

Other works feature the strong graphics and colours for which silkscreen works are well known.

“The use of colour in silkscreen is a part of the method that I love. Silkscreen allows you to apply flat areas of colour, and work with bold and graphic designs.”

In addition to her work as an artist, Bromwich is a strong proponent of making printmaking accessible to the public and of using art as part of the healing process.

In 2012, when she headed the initiative to reopen the print studio at the DVSA, she worked hard to change the space into “a non-toxic, and sustainable studio, offering a variety of printmaking courses to children, teens and adults.”

The result is an environmentally-friendly and active print studio.

Since graduating in 2016 with her degree in art therapy, Bromwich has applied her knowledge through special outreach programs with DVSA and, most recently, St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Bromwich is a graduate of McMaster University and the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She has participated in art residencies in both in Buenos Aires and New York. Earlier this year, she was nominated in the arts education and community arts category of the Hamilton City Arts Awards.

For more information on the Dundas Studio Tour, visit www.dundasstudiotour.ca.

Printmaker Laura Bromwich adds Dundas Studio Tour host to her repertoire

Dundas Valley School of Art print department head joins Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 tour

WhatsOn Aug 03, 2017 by Alison Sawatzky Dundas Star News

Laura Bromwich is a printmaker, instructor, head of the Dundas Valley School of Art’s print department, an art therapist and a former dancer.

This year, she is adding the Dundas Studio Tour to her resume. She will open her home and studio Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 as one of this year’s host artists.

Bromwich has always been focused on a career in the arts. As a child, she danced for the Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble, and used dance, art and music to express herself. As she entered high school, she turned her focus to visual arts and has never looked back.

Bromwich became hooked on printmaking, especially silkscreen, early on. She is intrigued by both the process of silkscreen, and its versatility. She uses a variety of surfaces for her images, including fabric, paper, Plexiglas, Mylar and wood. She say the process of printmaking, especially the challenges inherent in the silkscreen process, is a large part of its appeal.

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“Some of the challenges include the techniques and specific steps,” said Bromwich. “It’s like the butterfly effect in the way that one step will make a difference in the next, and so on, to create the final outcome. In order to get your desired result, you must apply each step correctly, and repetitively.”

Symbolism, bold design and colour are important aspects of Bromwich’s work. She is currently working on a series of silkscreen prints on fabric called, “The 12 Tea Towels of 2017.”

Each of the tea towels is inspired by a month and an aspect of Dundas, and uses symbols related to the community.

Other works feature the strong graphics and colours for which silkscreen works are well known.

“The use of colour in silkscreen is a part of the method that I love. Silkscreen allows you to apply flat areas of colour, and work with bold and graphic designs.”

In addition to her work as an artist, Bromwich is a strong proponent of making printmaking accessible to the public and of using art as part of the healing process.

In 2012, when she headed the initiative to reopen the print studio at the DVSA, she worked hard to change the space into “a non-toxic, and sustainable studio, offering a variety of printmaking courses to children, teens and adults.”

The result is an environmentally-friendly and active print studio.

Since graduating in 2016 with her degree in art therapy, Bromwich has applied her knowledge through special outreach programs with DVSA and, most recently, St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Bromwich is a graduate of McMaster University and the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She has participated in art residencies in both in Buenos Aires and New York. Earlier this year, she was nominated in the arts education and community arts category of the Hamilton City Arts Awards.

For more information on the Dundas Studio Tour, visit www.dundasstudiotour.ca.