Course Facilitator and Printmaking Specialist
Shana James is an award-winning West Australian printmaker and artist with a life-long interest in visual storytelling and 30 years experience making and exhibiting.
Shana is well-known as an excellent teacher with a gift for developing the talents of her students. She is experienced at teaching classes that cater to all levels of ability from absolute beginners to professional artists and everything in between. She has been teaching adults for over 25 years.
She has had ten solo exhibitions and been involved in numerous group shows. In 2021 Shana completed a Master of Arts by research in Visual Art at Edith Cowan University in Perth. Her artwork is in recognised collections including: Monash University, The WA Department of Culture and the Arts and the Kerry Stokes collection.
At the Ubud linocut workshop, the focus will be on making work inspired by the Ubud environment. However, there is also flexibility for those who wish to follow their own theme or ideas. Shana regularly teaches classes at the Fremantle Arts Centre and has has also taught at Tafe and university level (Edith Cowan University , University of Western Australia & Central Tafe). She is regularly asked to share her expertise at schools and art groups.
You can see more about shana and her art practice at her website https://shanajames.com/
In Perth Shana is represented by STALA CONTEMPORARY
Ebony Russell is an award winning visual artist who lives in Sydney. Since graduating as a specialist art teacher she has worked in several colleges as Head of Department in Victoria and Queensland while continuing to exhibit and maintain her art practice. While she is primarily a sculptor working in the ceramic medium, Ebony has a sound understanding of linocut and her knowledge regarding printmaking in the classroom, is a great asset.
Ebony graduated from a Masters Degree in ceramics at the National Art School in Sydney. In addition to being an outstanding teacher, Ebony is a frequent visitor to Ubud and has a good knowledge of things to see and do in the area outside of class time including local jewellery classes, shopping and restaurants. You can see more about Ebony at her website https://ebonyrussell.com/
Image below shows Shana James Linocuts on a Series of Wine Lables. Commissioned to make a series of six images telling the story of wine maker Damian North for Journey Wines.
See shana’s Alice linocuts on her website http://shanajames.com/understanding-alice-images-2/