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Meet Tara

Hi there, I’m Tara Axford, a mixed media artist from Sydney, Australia.

With over 25 years of design experience working as a magazine art director, I’m excited to share what I have learnt including the principles of design and composition that holds many people back.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with an abundance of art materials and found inspiration, pinned or collected. You don’t know where to start, what to do with it.

This course will help you to find a way ‘in’ and show you easy techniques to unblock your own creative process and get going. Or, come along to see how to explore your subject matter further, allowing yourself time to play, with no expectations.

I hope that once you have taken this course you will feel like you have spent time with me on my walk and in my studio, that you flew into Sydney and experienced a small focussed workshop where you learnt skills and techniques to untangle your own art process. By showing you how I do what I do, you’ll see that it’s achievable.

I’m excited to guide you to find your creative thread and develop your own unique style.

What Other's Are Saying

A Great Privilege

Cas Holmes - Textile Artist

“Tara attended a course I led and it was really a mutual learning experience and I felt extremely honoured to have her on my course.

Tara is lovely and it was my great privilege to work with her on my course in New England... A different world”

Many Possibilities

A.P, Fibre Arts Australia

“ I have watched many You Tube videos of people using Gelli plates, but apart from using stencils there seems to be limited scope for doing something that is beyond the mundane.

I thoroughly enjoyed your class Tara. You presented new challenges and provided me with many possibilities and ways of creating.”

Found Confidence

Judith, Fibre Arts New Zealand

“I found the confidence that I can find my own imagery/symbols inside me.”

Excellent Teacher

A.P, Fibre Arts Australia

“A practising artist....an excellent teacher with lots and lots of ideas and challenges to explore.

Tara has the ability to select various parts of prints, and to cut and paste to create a new collage. Even the most ordinary print can be repurposed.”

Experienced Facilitator

Kerrie, Fibre Arts Australia

“A great example of what can be achieved in a course led by an enthusiastic and experienced facilitator who has taken the time to put together a structured and sequential learning experience.”

Visually Delightful

Gretchen, Fibre Arts New Zealand

“Tara introduces skill and processes with clarity and adds her own magic so it makes the whole experience visually delightful.

You can’t go wrong.”

Designing Postcards

Judith, Fibre Arts Australia

“There are two words which can strike 'fear' and 'blank page' syndrome into an artist. One is "collage" the other, "design". ...yet during each day we were designing and at the end of each day collaging our prints into postcards”

Learn From Tara Axford

Mixed Media Artist | Pattern Designer | Art Director

Tara has been creating artwork her entire life, from her professional career in graphic design to being an art director for one of Australia's leading publications.

As a mixed media artist and tutor focusing on printmaking, collage and ephemeral objects, Tara draws inspiration from her home town in Sydney Australia and lives a truly creative life!

For her, joy is found in seeking out unique pieces that someone has created by hand.

“I love tactile, textural pieces that distil the essence of the Australian landscape into something that reflects the colours, patterns and textures of our natural surroundings.”

Currently exploring found objects, patterns and textures, Tara’s passion is to abstract the essence of a place to create something new, giving the viewer an opportunity to experience something they may have previously overlooked, with fresh eyes.

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