Thursday, October 29, 2009

Video of Open Studios

I was fortunate enough to be interviewed for a video about Open Studios produced by the local channel BV22.  Check out my segment at the 10:20 mark.

Open Studios 2009 - Boulder Colorado - BV22 from BVMA on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

2010 Scroll Woodcut Calendars are Now Available!

The 2010 calendars are now available at my etsy store Haberkorn!

The steps to making the calendars are as pictured above.  (From left to right) I start with a drawing, which is then transferred to wood and carved out with gouges, and printed on to paper.  The print is scanned in to my computer, where I add the months, and then print it.  The calendar is scrolled around a wooden dowel glued to the bottom for weight and stability.  At the top is a grommet and ribbon to hang the calendar from.  The finished size is 8" x 26", great for those little skinny walls that are too small to hang much else. These calendars make wonderful gifts for everyone on your list!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Last reduction Woodcut Class

Thank you everyone who came out to visit me and my studio during the Open Studio tour in Boulder. Over the two weekends, I saw lots of familiar faces, and many new ones.  Despite the cold weather, and economy, it turned out to be a good Tour.  It feels so good to receive such great support for my work.  

Last Thursday was the last class of my reduction woodcut workshop at the Art Students League of Denver.  I was impressed with how great all of their prints turned out.  The reduction process was intimidating for them at first, but they for the hang of it pretty quickly.  Here are the last versions of the students reduction woodcut prints.

Jessica's third color orange, over yellow and blue

Jessica had a small edition, so she had time to add one more shade of dark orange 

Kelly didn't make it to the last class since she was going to Japan the next day after class!  Though she didn't finish her print, she made some progress printing more colors.  Both shades of green were inked through a stencil.  I'm sure she'll finish it when she returns from her trip.

I hadn't been able to show Ann's print until now because the colors she used were so light, they were hard to see.  This is her final print with three colors, a light blue, medium blue, and brown.  I like how expressive her carving was executed.

Debby's last color of burnt orange, which looked great over the rainbow roll  of yellow and green.

Laura didn't get to finish by the end of class, but her print shows great skill and precision in carving.  She has been working on her own time in the studio and printed blue over her first colors.  

"Simone" had a great  time playing with different papers, and two images.  We couldn't decide if this was a chicken or a rooster, but since it had eggs, it must be a chicken!  Here it is in black on red paper.

Simone's chicken with red printed over yellow

The chicken with black over red and yellow.

Simone's fish with the third color dark blue.

Liddy had a very simple image, which was her metro card while she was in school in San Francisco.  It turned out to be a great graphic, and bold print.  The last color she printed was the black lettering and icons.

Sabyl's graphic design background shows in her woodcut print. She tied all of the elements in her print together so well.  The smaller elements in her image were inked separately with small brayers, and run through the press in one run.

Larry finished his print by giving his lady red hair, some yellow details, and dark blue around her.  I like how he went with the bubbly block instead of starting over.  It adds another layer of interest and texture to the image.

After six weeks of classes, the registration guide got a lot of use, and has the stains to show for it.  This was a fun group of students, and I will miss them. Which woodcut prints did you enjoy the most?  Was it informative to see over the span of posts to see how the prints progressed?

Tomorrow night I start another class in my studio with the Lifelong Learning Program.  Stay tuned for another series of posts on the next class. 

Friday, October 9, 2009

Save the Date - November 6 for White Space with BMOCA

I am very excited to be invited to participate in White Space at Design Within Reach, a fundraiser for Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. During this two hour live event, six artists including myself will be creating a work of art on a 4' x4' panel. Throughout the evening, people can bid on the pieces, and enjoy a live DJ and bar.  I have less than a month to decide how I'm going to put this piece together in two hours.  I may bring my press to DWR, and print on site. Come by on November 9th to see this exciting event.

Friday, November 6, 2009
7:30 PM
2049 Broadway in Boulder

Second weekend of Open Studios this weekend

Please come out in the snow and visit me at my studio this weekend during the second Open Studios.  I have great new woodcuts on display, and the 
2010 calendars are in!

Saturday and Sunday Noon- 6pm
My studio: 2810 Wilderness Place Suite C Boulder 303-819-1901

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fifth Session of Woodcut Workshop

I got behind on posting my reduction woodcut print class and the student's progress on their prints.  Tonight is the last class, and I'm sure they will be printing madly to finish.

Simone's little chicken, a single color print

Jessica's second color, yellow over blue

Kelly's second color green inked with a mask

Larry's second color blue

Laura's second color 

Liddy's second color, hot pink

The first color of Simone's rooster

Sabyl's second color of swirls in light brown

Simone's second color of dark green

The Painterly Print, a Monotype Workshop at my studio October 24

October 24, 2009 9 am – 5pm (We will break for lunch)
Theresa Haberkorn’s studio - 2810 Wilderness Place Suite C Boulder, CO
To register email or call Theresa 303-819-1901

This one-day workshop is designed for each artist to learn and explore the technical possibilities and range of choices in monotype printmaking, emphasizing the creative and innovative applications in a hands-on experience.  A huge variety of materials and surfaces and multiple techniques will be demonstrated in both water-base and oil-base mediums.  Techniques include additive, subtractive, stencil, mask, transfer, a la poupee’, chin colle’, single and multiple plate printing, viscosity printing, and embossment, as well as others. 

Each participant will have time to create their own water-base and oil-base print using supplies provided by the workshop.  There will be multiple prints from the artist’s collection to use as examples (both successful and not) and hand-outs. 
The range and possibilities of this medium are limited only to the imagination.  Come join us in a fun-filled day and discover the “painterly print”.

Kate Demke received her Master of Fine Arts with honors from Western Michigan University in 1987 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude, in 1984 from Rockford College, Illinois.  She taught and headed the printmaking department at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for twenty years, and also taught printmaking at Western and a district honors high school program.  As a printmaker and pastel artist, Ms. Demke has had numerous national solo and group exhibitions. She is represented by Synchronicity Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI, and is in several permanent collections.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Open Studios today and tomorrow!

Today is the day!  Stop by my studio for Open Studios from noon - 6pm Saturday and Sunday to see my new woodcut prints.  The 2010 calendars are finished too!