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The Collage Study Group is a group for collage artists to meet to share ideas, concepts and executions. It meets on the second Monday of each month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Meetings may have topics or be work time, and formats may vary from month to month. This is a time to work together, share ideas, do demos and presentations, and when requested, constructive critiquing.
*Activities that require BARN Print Studio resources, training and/or additional materials are approved by the Print Lead/Steering Committee and posted separately. They are often space limited and all participants are required to sign up for them through the BARN website calendar.
BARN Members - Free (Please register)
Non-Members - $24 for Feb - June 2019 meetings and must register.
Drop in visitors are welcome for any of the individual sessions and can attend meetings for a fee of $20 per meeting/sessions, payable with cash or check at the time of the meeting.
Skill Level: Universal -- All skill levels welcome
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
Bring a lunch if you like. There is a kitchen in which you can refrigerate and reheat food.
Please contact Meg Hartwell with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Printmaking: Fob Open Studio will be a regular Tuesday night feature. This is un-monitored, dedicated time when BARN members with printmaking studio fob access can be sure there is no other class in session, and can make plans to print together in the studio. (Technically, Open Studio in the print studio is whenever there is not a class in session. Check both the Print and Book Arts calendars; if there is no class for either of these studios, you are welcome to come in and work.) If you can work on your own projects that do not require further instruction, no need to check the calendar. Up to 10 print studio members can work at one time. If there is high demand, we will begin having formal online registration for this time period. Until then, you can just show up.
Fred is modest about his work, which is undeniably both conceptually and technically refined. Drawing frequently from both historic and contemporary issues surrounding social and environmental justice, he uses traditional and innovative processes to render image and narrative.
High-density polystyrene (HIPS) is an expensive, but highly flexible support for printmaking. It is an opaque, fairly soft material that carves easily using engraving tools such as burins and half tone rakes. Using burins, it is possible to achieve fine detail even at relatively small scale; woodcut tools may also be used for results comparable to wood engraving, and Dremel tools may be used to grind away areas of the surface. The plates generated through these processes will be printed in black and white during this one-day workshop, though they may be easily used at a later time for color printing.
Fred Hagstrom is the Rae Schupack Nathan professor of Art at Carleton College, where he was Director of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching and has taught since 1984. His primary areas are printmaking, drawing, and artist’s books, and his work is represented in over 50 collections that include the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Libraries, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Walker Art Center, among others. Hagstrom has a bachelor's degree from Hamline University, and a graduate degree from the University of Nebraska. He has also worked at Atelier 17 in Paris, and taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is a recipient of the The Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award from Southern Graphics International, the largest international print organization.
Hagstrom works (and teaches) in printmaking -- all print media, including intaglio, relief, lithography, silk-screen and letterpress -- and book arts. Much of his work has been printed in relief, often as large-scale prints from carved wood blocks or plastic plates. He is interested in art about social issues, and draws upon printmaking's rich history in this area; some of his book projects have become a form of public art, such as editions of hand printed books that were donated to high school libraries. Hagstrom thinks that every student ought to try to learn how to draw so that they can become visually literate, which is as important a skill as knowing how to read.
This workshop is offered in partnership with the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) and BARN. Fred Hagstrom's work is available to view at BIMA in the exhibition Open Sesame! The Magic of Artists' Books Revealed March 1 - June 9, 2019 in the Rachel Feferman and Sherry Grover Galleries.
To learn more about this exhibition visit the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art website: https://www.biartmuseum.org
Island-based instructor Diane Crago comes to BARN to share her signature style of painterly printing. Combining painting techniques with printmaking to create an original monotype is a great way to learn about both mediums. Class runs four consecutive Friday afternoons. Students will produce a finished print, beginning with the press then adding elements through hand-printing and brush applied color.
Discover the element of surprise in printing with this technique! Monotype is one of the most direct and traditional methods of printmaking and yet it allows an infinite variety of unique expression. Diane is committed to supporting the emerging artist inside all of her students, and will walk you through all the stages to a completed print. She will be available to meet with interested students for an additional class session to complete work, date and time tbd.
Pierre Bonnard said, “Art is what happens in the corrections”. There are no mistakes in this class…only a wonderful way to free up your art and your vision.
Diane Crago received her degree in Fine Art from University of Washington. She has taught art for 45 years, most recently painting classes for employees at Microsoft on the Redmond campus, and for the Experimental College at U.W. She has shown her work internationally, and loves teaching small groups while retaining the private class experience. She specializes in teaching the techniques shown on her website www.dianecrago.com.
Please register if you are planning to come so that we know to provide a monitor. Registration will be closed the Thursday before the open studio, at 11 pm, to allow monitors to plan. Beginning printmakers should either have taken or be currently enrolled in an introductory level class, and be able to work with existing skills. The monitor is there to provide guidance and help with occasional problem-solving. Maximum of 10 people.
Kim Van Someren will share her expertise in drypoint, a form of non-toxic intaglio printmaking in which lines are incised directly into a plate without ground or acid. She will be teaching a variety of techniques in mark-making with sharp tools on plexiglass plates. Students will learn how to use multiple plates to create complex finished pieces. Textures, tones, lines, and colors are built up in layers and can be printed in both unique forms or small editions. Students will learn image building, wiping and printing, and multiple plate printing techniques to produce a small body of printed work.
About the Instructor
Kim Van Someren is the Instructional Technician in Printmaking, Painting + Drawing and IVA at the University of Washington. She holds a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington (2004) and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (2002).
She has taught Printmaking at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Kirkland Arts Center, the Frye Art Museum, the Seattle Arts Museum, and University of Washington.
Van Someren has exhibited locally and nationally; her work 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.
Van Someren is represented by Bridge Productions, Seattle, Washington.
Please register if you are planning to come so that we know to provide a monitor. Registration will be closed on the Thursday before the open studio, at 11 pm, to allow monitors to plan. Beginning printmakers should either have taken or be currently enrolled in an introductory level class, and be able to work with existing skills. The monitor is there to provide guidance and help with occasional problem-solving. Maximum of 10 people.
This introductory class is taught by a rotating roster of experienced BARN studio printmakers.
Join us for the special event of an in-depth workshop with visiting instructor Larry Thomas. Larry is an established artist and experienced teacher, versed in a variety of printmaking methods. This 4 day workshop will focus on dry point, the most straightforward and simplest method of intaglio printmaking.
Participants will be encouraged to develop a specific project that reflects the explorations of the workshop. Classroom discussions and individual conversations will provide direction and clarification of both technical and expressive modes of image making. An introduction to engraving will be included in the workshop for those interested in this specific method of drawing directly on the copper plate with burins and gravers. This is also a process of working without the use of caustic agents and provides a glimpse into the world of a unique and precise linear expression.
Larry Thomas lives and works in Fort Bragg, California. He taught at the San Francisco Art Institute for many years and held the positions of professor and chair of the printmaking department, dean of academic affairs and interim president prior to retiring in 2005.
His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, SFMoMA, the Oakland Museum of California, the Missoula Museum of Art, the Fresno Museum of Art and in the artists’ books collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley, the Houghton Library at Harvard, the Green Library at Stanford among other public and private collections. His calligraphic work has been featured in multiple issues of both Letter Arts Reviewand Alphabet.
Thomas is the recipient of two NEA Individual Fellowships, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and of the SFMoMA’s SECA Award. He was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome, and a resident artist at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, The Ragdale Foundation, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. He also served on the executive boards of the Alliance of Artist Communities, the Headlands Center for the Arts and on the advisory board of the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology.
See more at www.larrythomas.info
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