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In this class you will explore different ways to work with shellac plates, a user friendly and non-toxic etching process. Virginia Davison will demonstrate her process and design techniques as well as introduce different ways to transfer your images onto the plate. She will discuss and illustrate the many ways to add interest and depth to build a strong image. Virginia looks forward to helping you find your voice in this exciting and variable medium.
A Materials Fee of $15 will be added to the class cost when you register which includes one full sheet of large print paper.
Paper is available for purchase in the studio for $5/sheet.
About the Instructor
Virginia Davison is a printmaker and stone carver. She has been actively pursuing her artistic abilities since an early age. Her artistic interests began in college carving plaster, and later she added soap stone, alabaster and marble to her carving repertoire. One of Virginia's memorable experiences during this phase was her trip to Carrara Italy to attend a workshop carving with Carrara marble, a stone used by many Italian masters including Michelangelo.
After a number of years carving stone, attending workshops, and active with the Stone Carvers Association in Washington, Virginia moved to Bainbridge. Living on the island, her interests gradually shifted over time to include color because of her passion for gardening. With this shift, she began taking classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.
At Pratt, Virginia fell more and more in love with paper. This new passion led her into printmaking where she explored a wide range of printmaking techniques. Virginia's current goal is to share her wealth of knowledge and experience in art and printmaking with others through the BARN Print Studio.
Stenciling is one of the many ways to add depth to your prints. Virginia Davison will lead this one day workshop exploring ways to add stenciling into your art process. Please bring a variety of materials to class including works in progress and older prints, as well as pieces you are willing to tear down, print on, or use as collage material. Collect and bring a number of stencils to use in class, anything smooth and thin, such as dried leaves, plant material, decorative papers, string, yarn, netting from produce, thin fabric, toothpicks, saran wrap, etc. Be creative!
Note: Nothing thick or metal can go through the press.
Virginia Davison is a printmaker and stone carver. She has been actively pursuing her artistic abilities since the age of 19. Her artistic interests began in college carving plaster, and later she added soap stone, alabaster and marble to her carving repertoire. One of Virginia's memorable experiences during this phase was her trip to Carrara Italy to attend a workshop carving with Carrara marble, a stone used by many Italian masters including Michelangelo.
Get involved with BARN: Become a docent! Do you love connecting with people? Are you enthusiastic about BARN and it's community concept?
We love to show people around our beautiful facility and hope you will too! As a Docent you'll welcome individuals to the building and then show them around our eleven artisan studios. You will learn the story of BARN - where we've come from and where we are hoping to go and then share that information with our guests.
Ideally, we will have one person at the front desk greeting participants and giving out general information and two people giving tours of the building.
Tours for the public are every Sunday of the month from 1-3, and also by appointment.
Training and orientation will take place on Friday, January 16, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. In this training session you will learn all about BARN and the studios, and what is involved in becoming a Docent. Please register so we know how many are attending.
Contact: Donna at Volunteer@BainbridgeBARN.org
In this exciting Monday printmaking experience, Jan Branham will be demonstrating and teaching two important techniques, Drypoint and Chine Collé. Drypoint is a printmaking technique in which an etching stylus is used to draw into a plate, and in this workshop, the plate will be plexiglas. The plate is then inked and hand-printed in a traditional 'copper plate' manner.
Jan will also demonstrate and incorporate a Chin Collé technique into this process. It is both a printing and pasting technique that adheres Japanese paper onto the print paper surface when running a plate through the press.
Please find and bring a winter-scape to use as your inspiration, preferably in black and white. (Please note the studio does have a copier/printer available that can be used to convert images to black and white.) Each participant will leave class with a set of three to four of their own prints!
During the last ten years, Jan Branham retired to Bainbridge Island after a 35-year career as a public high school art teacher in California. She has since become a full-time printmaker, which she finds very satisfying and artistically nourishing. Jan primarily works using collage and other printmaking techniques such as etching, linocut, woodblock, and collagraph, as well as the mixing of media to satisfy her image curiosity.
Jan currently works with several groups of printmakers as well as being an active member of BARN’s Print Studio. She has been included in a number of local and national shows, from Port Townsend to Brooklyn. See more of Jan’s work at the Island Gallery here on Bainbridge Island.
In this 3-hour workshop, Jerry Davis will demonstrate how to capture the perfect image of your art with what you have. iPhone, iPad, 35mm, etc. bring what you are comfortable with. He will explain lighting, lighting angles, highlights, avoiding flare, creating simple backgrounds, reflection, contrast, color and white balance, tools and equipment, and special effects.
He will share examples of his photos and demo some of his techniques. Specifically, he will teach you how to use your digital camera or smartphone with what you have at home. You will use your camera or smartphone to take photos of your print, glass fiber, jewelry, etc. Bring one or two pieces that you want to photograph, a notebook and the manual that goes with your camera if available.
No experience necessary!
Instructor: Jerry Davis has been a photographer for more than 40 years. Part of that time he was a craftsman as well. After photographing his own work, he started shooting pictures for other artists. Much of their work was in glass or silver. Yes, he started with the hard stuff! He often traveled to the artists' locations so they could have full access to their creations. He constructed many small photo studios in the artists' workshops. Jerry works with available light, natural light, continuous lights, and strobes.
Pamela Galvani is gearing this mini-workshop print workshop to the beginning printmaker. She will cover mixing inks, preparing the printing plates, and using the printing presses. Class time will combine instruction in working in the studio with plenty of time for participants to make several prints.
Note: Although Pam is focusing on the beginning printmakers, artists of all levels will benefit from her feedback and technical advice.
Participation in this workshop qualifies as one of the prerequisites for working solo in the BARN Print Studio.
Primarily a printmaker today, Pamela Galvani has been a calligrapher for the past 40 years, incorporating gestural marks into her work. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest twenty-five years ago, Pam Galvani and her family lived in many parts of the United States; travel has thus played a major role in expanding her understanding of how art holds meaning across cultures.
Pam's academic background combines studies in history and graphic design with an active studio practice in lettering and printmaking. She completed her MFA at Vermont College of Art in 2014. Her BA is in history, while her MAT is in history education. Her art has been shown nationally and locally, including the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Pam is currently represented by The Island Gallery here on Bainbridge Island, WA.
In this workshop, Kim Van Someren will teach participants a number of different image transfer methods for printmaking. Kim will be covering a wide range of techniques, such as paper lithography, reverse monotype, and acrylic medium transfer, to name just a few. All of these methods can be used on paper, wood and fabric, and all of them can be done with and without the use of an etching press.
Come join us for this important workshop!
Kim Van Someren holds a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington. She is currently the Instructional Technician in Printmaking, Fibers, Painting, Drawing and IVA at the University of Washington. She is also an instructor in Etching at Pratt Fine Arts Center and the Kirkland Arts Center.
Kim has exhibited locally and nationally. Her work is included in several collections including the New York Public Library, the University of Iowa, the University of Washington and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. She is represented locally by Davidson Galleries.
You can participate in the class in three ways:
Bring your laptop, photos, and photo processing software, such as Photoshop, Lightroom, or any other.
If you do not have a laptop to bring, we will have two computers on-site running Photoshop Elements. You can practice on these if you bring a flash/thumb drive with your photos on it. If not, we will have sample photos you can use.
INSTRUCTOR: Jerry Davis has been a photographer for over forty years. Part of that time he was a craftsman as well. After photographing his own work, he started shooting photos for other artists. Much of their work was in glass or silver. Yes, he started with the hard stuff. He often traveled to the artists' locations so they could have full access to their creations. He constructed many small photo studios in the artists' workshops. Jerry works with available light, natural light, continuous lights, and strobes.
We are very excited to bring Catherine Alice Michaelis to the BARN for a one day workshop. This workshop is for beginning and advanced printmakers and book artists. Pressure Printing is a great technique for making images on paper and can be combined with other printing techniques. Come and learn this simple process. Everyone will learn to create playful and beautiful prints in a few easy steps. We will use a variety of materials to design and collage: paper, string, plants, glue, textiles, etc. Play, experiment, and walk away with a small edition of your final design.
Catherine Alice Michaelis is the proprietor of May Day Press in Shelton, WA. She has been making letterpress books, prints, and other paper objects in the Pacific NW for over 25 years. You can see her at work pressure printing on Craft in America’s ‘Nature’ episode. Catherine’s work has been collected nationally in over 80 public institutions and can be viewed on her website www.catherine-alice.com