Introduction to Thai Traditional Buddhist Stencil
This four-hour workshop will focus on the traditional stencil techniques used for centuries in Buddhist temple art across Thailand and other Asian countries. Artist Bundit Puangthong will share the importance of particular motifs used in Thai traditional painting and ways to use such symbolism in a contemporary arts practice.
- Explore ways to incorporate a range of styles and techniques to create multi layered artworks
- Use a range of mediums, including acrylics, oil sticks and spray-paint on canvas
- Explore ways to apply stencilling techniques and symbolism to a contemporary arts practice
WHEN: Saturday 22 April, 12pm – 5pm
VENUE: FCAC Enza’s Studio
About FCAC Artist Tutor: Bundit Puangthong
Bundit Puangthong is a contemporary Thai artist based in Melbourne. His art, emerging from in-between’ cultures, fuses his training in traditional Thai art with a modern western-based art practice. Bundit utilises a range of techniques from stencils to detailed brushwork to create large, texturally layered paintings that highlight his interest in the contemporary practices of graffiti and pop art.
Mixing new meaning from sources like religious iconography, contemporary corporate advertising and the personal, internal dialogue that accompanies studio work, Bundit encourages us to discover and enjoy the multiplicity of meanings and commonalities that weave together to create our cultural fabric.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Arts Learning program.
1- Image courtesy of Bundit Puanthong