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Beginners and continuing printmakers, during the course of three Friday sessions (note: there will be no class January 18), will learn and practice the basic skills needed for mixing ink, using the press, and sharing the studio with other printmakers as well as practicing the techniques used in monotype, which is the manipulation of ink on a smooth plate to create a single, unique image. We will cover how to create transparency and opacity, using different tools to make marks, and printing with multiple plates. This course is a thorough immersion in monotype and is a great value: it works out to $16/hr for 12 hours of instruction.
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*Please note registration for this class will close January 16th.
In this class you will explore making a collograph plate from a sheet of thin plywood called doorskin. Collography is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate. Virginia Davison will demonstrate her process of creating texture on the wood before students make their own plates. The class will cover inking and wiping methods, and students will print their finished plates on a variety of papers.
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.
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.
Marc will also link drawing skills with their natural extension into a printmaking practice and will visit the printmaking studio during the course of the class. Open to anyone looking for a foundational introduction to drawing or drawing practice exercises.
Marc Cooper is an award-winning Art Director and artist. From childhood he has loved making art, and he has enjoyed a long career as an artist and commercial Art Director, with a focus on drawing, printmaking and publishing (both traditional and digital). He enjoys teaching and sharing his love of art, but, most importantly, he enjoys learning from those he teaches.
This workshop will give participants an overview of key design principles and concepts with an understanding of how visual elements can be used in advancing your artwork. Learn more about color, typography, composition, and imagery. Explore how to apply these core elements through a specific set of in-class design exercises.
About the Instructor:
Throughout her career in the media and high-tech industries, including eight years as a Group Design Manager at Microsoft, Robin has produced high-profile design projects and managed award-winning design teams. She is an experienced instructor having taught core principles of design as an Assistant Professor of Design at The Cornish College of the Arts, and visual communication to undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Washington.
Learn more about Robin at www.robinavni.com.
Relief block prints can be finished work in and of themselves. They can also be printed over monotypes, adding color and depth. For this project day, bring blocks you have already made, and we will make monotypes on plexiglass to layer with them.
Martha Makosky has been a printmaker for 15 years and an artist all her life. She learned printmaking upon moving to Bainbridge in 2002, and has studied with master printmakers locally and internationally. She finds the most fun in learning new techniques and combining them in different ways, collecting and layering materials in response to the emerging image. See more of Martha's work at www.marthamakosky.com.
Please register if you are planning to come so that we know to provide a monitor. 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.
Beginning and continuing printmaking students will learn about the print studio's tools, equipment, supplies, and practices during five Monday evening sessions. Note: there will be no class on February 18.
Students will learn how to use inks and low-toxicity clean-up methods while practicing the three primary forms of printmaking: monotype, intaglio, and relief. There will be integrated work time to prepare you for our studio skills competency evaluation. The evaluation checklist will be reviewed on the last day of class, and completion can qualify BARN members for fob access to the studio. This is a comprehensive course at a great price: it works out to be about $16/hr for 20 hours of instruction.
This course is for:
The ability to express your creative vision comes with knowledge, practice, and mastery of beginning skills. We see it as a mutual investment by you and our print instructors with the hope that you will become a long-term part of our community, able to continue with courses or work confidently on your own time here at BARN or elsewhere.
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.
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.
Phoebe Toland is an accomplished artist in print and sculpture. For this workshop, she will guide students through a process of relief printing and subsequent print alteration through collage and reconstruction. Adding and subtracting layers allows the building of complex yet related images. Continuing students can learn some new techniques to apply to their studio practices, and new students will have fun with the process.
Phoebe Toland is an accomplished printmaker, painter, and sculptor. She taught for many years, as an artist-in-schools for the state of Montana, at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, and at Carroll College and the U of M College of Technology. Her work has been shown across the United States. As a child, she wanted to be an architect and a continuing interest in house design has been an underlying aesthetic factor in her work. She is always exploring the interface between humans and our reliance on structures, contrasted with organic, outdoor environments. Her artwork attempts to reconcile a balance between the natural world and the man made; increasingly fraught and precarious. To see more of Phoebe's work, visit www.phoebetoland.com.
BARN and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) are proud to present together this one-of-a-kind workshop by Fred Hagstrom.
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
This is a place holder for our BARN wide event that will be open to the public from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
More information to be posted by 02-2019.
BARN Bazaar begins for public at 10 am to 3:00 pm
More information to be posted in October.