Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Printmaking and Craft Workshop December 4th

Come to my studio on December 4th for a holiday print and craft workshop! Have fun making your own personalized holiday cards, wrapping paper, ribbons, and gift tags. Light refreshments, home made cookies, and snacks will also be provided. 
December 4th, 10 am - 1 pm
My studio; 2810 Wilderness Place Suite C Boulder 80302 303-819-1901
Limit of 8 people - if demand is high enough, another alternate day or evening may be scheduled
All levels welcome, no previous printmaking experience required, but helpful.  Mature children also welcome with an accompanied adult
$40 fee to be paid before event to secure enrollment. Send payment to address above
Fee includes: 
1 - 4" x 6" linoleum block or 1 - 4" x 6" speedy cut rubber block
Use of studio, equipment, and carving tools, supplies; ink, ink pads, paint, glitter, rubber stamp letters, glue, etc.
  • Bring your own materials to print and decorate - Ex; Blank cards, card stock, plain ribbon, rolls sheets of plain wrapping paper (matte works better than shiny paper) brown kraft paper rolls, gift tags, etc. Come prepared with drawings or ideas for your projects.  The time will go by quickly!

Monday, November 22, 2010

2011 calendars now in my etsy store

I am excited to announce that my 2011 woodcut scroll calendars are now available in my etsy store.  Stock up for gifts for the holidays, or one for yourself!

More monotypes

I posted previously about my new direction in doing monotypes during figure drawing at my studio on Tuesdays. They have been coming along nicely since my first experimentation with them. 
I almost scrapped this one, but pushed through and finished this drawing.  This model was great with his leather jacket and floppy hat.

This is the latest monotype from last week.  The model wore a great scarf which I ended up not putting in the drawing.  Both of them had medium length shaggy hair!

Tomorrow will be another drawing session.  I look forward to experimenting more with monotype and figure drawing.  I have some ideas that I want to try with the ghost print.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Last class at the Art Students League

Last night was the final class that I taught at the Art Students League in Denver.  The students there made some really great prints.
Denise was very ambitious with a multiple block print of her garden shed. Here is the first color in amber

The second color was in dark brown

The third block had two colors.  A light green on top, and a darker green on the bottom 

The fourth block was printed in red

The fifth and last color was printed in grey.  We scrambled up to the last few minutes of class to finish printing this image.  This print turned out so well, don't you think? 
This is Amy's two color woodcut of a lava flow in Hawaii
Lorna did this woodcut in a single color, and chine colle'd pieces of paper down for the topiaries and planter

This print of a gecko by Lorna has chine colle pieces of paper for the colors under the print

This was a two block, three color print of the gecko

Tony Ortega was also in my class, and I can't believe I didn't photograph his woodcut of a chihuahua! Sorry Tony, it was fun having you in the class. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Woodcut Class with Lifelong Learning

Last night was the last night of a six week workshop with the Lifelong Learning program. I had a wonderful group of students that made me laugh, while they made some great prints. I will miss spending my Wednesday nights with them.
Candi's tortuga
and her Virgin printed on to wood

and another Virgin printed on to wood. I had Candi paint the wood block with inks like a white line print. The wood block was painted, and then printed on to wood instead of paper

the tortuga and feather printed together

the feather and the Virgin on red paper

Candi hiding behind her feather print

Cathy's first wood cut print
The first color of Cathy's second multiple block print

Second color

Two prints with the last color.  Cathy adjusted the color on the right print to pop a little more than the one on the left

Ella did a great wolf woodcut

Linda carving her woodblock
I had the students on the last class experiment with chine' colle.  Linda cut pieces of paper to fit her woodblock cut shapes, and painted pva glue on the back.  When they are placed glue side up on to the inked block, a clean sheet of paper is placed down.  The whole thing is glued and printed at once.  Everyone had fun playing with this method.  You can see how many variations Linda got with one wood block!

Sheeri's glass eye-she kept telling me the name of it, and I forget what it's called..

Rachel may have been the most prolific student in the class.  She made lots of prints!
Rachel's wood blocks and prints

and her ship
and her tree.  I thought this wood make a great t-shirt design
and some of her cards.  Wouldn't you love to get one of these cards?

This was a great group of students.  Tonight I will finish my class at the League, and will post their prints tomorrow

Small Print Show at Open Press

Some of my small prints will be available for your holiday shopping at Open Press Gallery.  The opening is this Friday, November 19th from 6-9 pm.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Creative Capitol Exhibition at DIA

Two of my woodcut prints will be shown at terminal A of the Denver airport until February when it will move to the Capitol.  When you are traveling this holiday season, pass through terminal A to see the show!
A map of where the exhibition will be hung in the airport

Call for entries: Print Show at TOSA

My Friend Melinda Laz wanted me to get the word out about a print show at TOSA to benefit their screen print shop.  The information for the show is listed below;