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This ongoing (every Wednesday) Printmaking Open Studio will have a monitor available for questions.
It is open to all printmakers that have either participated in a BARN Print Orientation OR taken part in a BARN Print Workshop.
It is also open to all BARN printmakers that have completed the BARN prerequisites for working independently in the Print Studio.
Open Studio is free to BARN Members as a Member benefit.
There is a drop in fee of $10 for Non-Members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to the Open Studio.
Paper is available for purchase at the studio for $5/sheet (22" x 30"). Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to purchase.
Please join us!
Renée Jameson at Print-1.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
Kathryn R. Lesh at Print-2.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
Stuart Shils, a renowned artist from Philadelphia, will be discussing the use and place of monotype in his working life over the last 20 years. He will be presenting an overview of his work along with some of his original work followed by a print demonstration.
Stuart will talk about how he began engaging with monotype in 1998 while experiencing the inclement west coast Irish weather. Loving the dramatic weather but unable to work in it, he used monotype as his response to the stormy and dramatic conditions. This practice became an indispensable and generative component of his process and evolved along side of his painting.
In the second portion of the morning’s presentation, Stuart will show us some simple demonstrations while talking about the direction of his thoughts, how we each shape our own languages as an extension of our individual experiences. This component of the day will very much be materials based, including an in-depth discussion of ink, paper, and other tools related to making monotypes.
About the InstructorStuart Shils painted outside and looking through windows for 30 years, but now is in the studio with an eye tuned to mining his cumulative visual memory. His current work includes figurative painting, collage, cut and torn paper on LED light tables, and monotype. Recently, he made improvisational window collages by day and night for a year, with torn paper and tape, shaping conversations on the kitchen window that now only exist by way of photo documentation.
Over time his work has been presented in solo shows in New York, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv, Boston, Scottsdale, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, Richmond, San Francisco and Cork (Ireland).
Critical review and commentary has appeared in newspapers, journals and magazines, including: The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Sun, Ha'aretz, The Jerusalem Post, artcritical.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Irish Times, Art in America, The New Republic, The New Criterion, Art New England, American Artist and The Hudson Review.
His summers working on the northwest coast of Ireland, an extended painting campaign, are described in the PBS film documentary, 'Ballycastle'.
Now though much of that is history and his thoughts turn, while walking his dear dog, to parsing the distinctive acoustical space of birds drawing with their voices in the morning forest.
About the Artist
Stuart Shils painted outside and looking through windows for 30 years, but now is in the studio with an eye tuned to mining his cumulative visual memory. His current work includes figurative painting, collage, cut and torn paper on LED light tables, and monotype. Recently, he made improvisational window collages by day and night for a year, with torn paper and tape, shaping conversations on the kitchen window that now only exist by way of photo documentation.
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.
About the Instructor
Martha Makosky discovered printmaking when she moved to Bainbridge in 2002. She found it integrated all the art skills she had been playing with since childhood in a magical dialogue with the press. Since then she has continued to learn and experiment with a wide variety of printmaking methods.
Martha has enjoyed taking classes and workshops with master printers in Seattle, and she has traveled to Mexico to learn etching and lithography techniques in the Oaxacan tradition. For Martha collecting and combining different ways of making images keeps prompting discovery. Her prints usually involve layering and may include drawing, painting, collaging, stenciling, etching, and other various types of image transfer processes.
Martha's work can be viewed on her website www.marthamakosky.com.
Join artists Lynn Agnew and Peggy Vanbianchi to learn the process of moving from concept to completed book. Our subject will be “trees” for this 2 session workshop. We will do a short, creative writing exercise as well as experiment with several printmaking processes.
Printmaking techniques will include relief printing, mono-printing, rubber stamping, and paper lithography. We will conclude by combining our images and text in a chapbook structure.
An additional Materials Fee of $20 will be added when you register.
Please bring a bag lunch. A refrigerator, microwave, coffee, and tea are available in the kitchenette at BARN.
Instructors: Lynn Agnew and Peggy Vanbianchi are printmakers and book artists whose artwork is in selected museums, libraries and collections nationwide. Their work can be seen in the book arts room at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Both Lynn and Peggy have incorporated printmaking in their work for many years. They are excited to share some stress-less printing techniques and show you how to display your finished work in the simple format of a chapbook. You bring a favorite high-contrast, black and white (no grey tones) picture of your favorite tree or trees. Your image should be a portrait orientation at least 6”x 8”. It can be either a photograph or drawing. All other supplies will be provided.
Contact MJ at: Book.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org