Month: November 2015

Why Printmaking is Important (And Always Will Be)

I have been getting a lot of questions about bringing the arts back into classrooms of all sorts, so I have begun a series of articles I hope to compile into an eBook for instructors. As an ardent S.T.E.A.M. proponent, an artist, and an interaction designer, I feel we must be able to give our students a wide gamut of experiences in our classrooms in order for them to succeed. Printmaking is a huge part of my personal approach. Printing $500 Bills I still remember when I pulled my first print: I was 22, working on my BFA, and I had no idea what printmaking actually was. I knew I couldn’t afford the supplies for the painting classes and that my allergies had cut short my ceramics career (darned clay dust), so here I sat in a musty basement studio chipping away on some linoleum. It was a simple one-color linocut: I created a composition, transferred it to my block, and carved it out as best I could. I inked it up, ran it through the press, …

Parsons Pop Up Print Show

I have 4 pieces in the Parsons Pop Up / Print Shop & Show! Friday November 6, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm Parsons School of Design Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Lobby, Bark Room and Book Arts Center 5th Avenue at 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 Free and open to the public! Coinciding with 2015 Print Week, the Parsons Pop Up Print Shop showcases the printed form, from fine art prints, illustrations and graphic designs to zines and book arts. Join us for a one night exhibition, demonstrations, and hands-on printmaking workshops. The Parsons Pop Up Print Workshop and Exhibition is curated by Parsons students from a call for entries solicited from students, staff and faculty of Parsons School of Design. Pieces to be shown: Perspectiflex, Ennui Free, Ardor Arbiter, Terribly Helpful Sign