During this intensive five-day course artists will explore the art of a mono-print by learning how to transfer an image from a print block onto paper. Students will develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources. Artists will discover and select appropriate resources, mediums, media, materials, techniques and processes, while refining ideas with personal and meaningful responses.
Tobias Fifield creates engaging art that evokes both the emotional and social from viewers. His new work cultivates a sense of interdependence, promoting social interaction among strangers, and increasing viewers’ curiosity in innovative sculptural forms. His artworks have been on public view in Major Art Museums in Asia, International Children’s Museums, Art Galleries, Art Universities and Exposition Centers including the Children's Museum of Art (Japan), the Chosun-ilbo Art Museum (Korea), The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and most recently in Hong Kong/China, India and Thailand. Toby's professional work experience as a designer in industrial design influenced his skills in his art and his teaching. He has taken teaching residencies and artist-in-residence programs in Korea, India, Japan, and Thailand.
Toby was born in the Bay Area and grew up in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He gained his inspiration from his grandfather Patrick Raymond Fifield who worked as Commercial Artist in Gold Leaf & Screen-printing signage design in Woodside, California. Toby holds a Bachelor's of Fine Art from the California College of the Arts and a Masters in Education from the University of California Santa Cruz, obtained in South Korea during his teaching residency at the National University of Art Education, where he taught twenty different Art Workshops in Media Art; Perceptual Drawing, Painting and Papier Mach'e Sculpture, and also other Workshops at various Art galleries in Seoul, South Korea, And a print-making workshops at the Tokyo Exposition Center "Big Site", Tokyo, Japan, The Children's Museum of Art, Hamada, Japan, and group shows in universities and museums, in Asia.