Deanna Maich-Kohler - the driver but I take passengers!

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Environmental Artist Deanna Maich-Kohler is a registered teacher and offers environmental workshops in her local region of Atherton. Her workshops are available as one on one of group over most holidays. The include: eco dyeing cloth, natural dye painting, upcycling clothes, hapa-zome (hammered plant prints). "The lack of legislation around plastics and toxins in landfill and our marine world can be overbearing. Changing our language and habits are things we can do to make this world more liveable for future generations" Deanna delivers workshops not only focussing on new skills, but investigating where we source our arts supplies, the role we play in maintaining a healthy environment, and how we can influence others with environmental choices. Deanna has an undergraduate degree in languages and theatre, a diploma in arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She is one of the founding members of ACAC - Atherton Childrens Art Club, which was established in 2014. She has recently (Dec 2017) illustrated three of her sister's books - Bianca Begovich.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Celebrating the tablelands Award

TRAS Tablelands Region Art Society 2010

outback entries

Extra prints

Cairns art society 64th

Friday, 9 July 2010

more fun with gelatine prints Deanna Maich

Inspiration from Australian Wildlife Conservancy MATTERS mag and the surrounds

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

using dirty squegee

used the same unwashed squegee for the purple print as I did with the first red red was drawn into purple.

green house print

overused the squeegee here so paper tore - back to the drawing(printing) board

glue screen house

Pretty happy with this print - from my glue screen - love the coathanger windows in my studio - and the organic vegetation in front in comparison with the horizontal lines of the weather board...

glue screen print of staircase and cyclists

I used a less fine material for the screen here so the image turned out almost pixelated - have decided I prefer the finer textile for the screen...more detail attainable

Monday, 25 January 2010

'membrane man'! Watch out 'swamp thing' - you have an ethereal counterpart...

gelatine prints

Made from a big lump of jelly, acrylic paints, a brayer (roller) and some old press...come to my March 2010 classes to find out how....

Monday, 11 January 2010


The Dilbert Cartoonist

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.