All posts filed under: Workshop

More Results: Paper Litho for Beginners at the Brooklyn Brainery

Excellent class! June 05, 2016 Brooklyn Brainery, as per usual! I am starting to find all sorts of ways to push the instruction. There are some new ways of putting together the image that I want to bring into the class next time, concentrating on using juxtaposition of unlikely items more and more. The process is so easy to learn, I want to push the learning into some more interesting areas…

Community Building: Workshop for GSS Members

I coordinated a workshop for Gowanus Studio Space members called Grant Writing for Artists which was led by Andrea Petrini. It’s all a part of my effort to give the studio quality programming that deals directly with the business of being an artist. Andrea is an expert on the subject, being both an accomplished artist and grant writer on the individual and organizational levels. Overall, we all were shocked at how logical the process is; personally, it is hard to think of so many of my regular activities as being worthy of funding. I’d never think of putting a stipend for myself in the budget, for instance. This starvation mentality is from years of doubting my creative output’s value while dealing with the overall scepticism or apathy the world generally seems to be filled with. How amazing it is to consider that organizations are genuinely interested in supporting our work! I came away determined and renewed. Andrea will be giving another workshop in June for GSS members, then we may schedule in a few for …

Typography Through Printmaking Workshop at the Brooklyn Brainery

I’m coming to the Brooklyn Brainery! I have the opportunity to bring my research-driven typography lessons to the public, so sign up and learn some loveliness! Learn Typography Through Printmaking! Sunday, May 22, 11:00am-1:00pm A steal at $26! Click here to register! In this class, you will learn the basics of typography through an engaging printmaking exercise: you will carve some letters of your own! You will discover first hand the concepts which make even the lowliest letters fall into a lovely composition. You will master the basics of setting type in a welcoming, informative setting while learning about the basic history and anatomy of type. You will walk away with any cards or papers you print upon and the handouts you need to continue to do this at home. Class Size: 12 No materials needed, but be prepared to get ink on your hands! Former Sessions January 17, 2016 December 20, 2015 3:30-5:30pm

Revamping Monstress:
Heal Thyself!

I am leading a workshop in July at the Women’s Studio Workshop: Artists Online: Marketing, Promotion, and Documentation It runs July 13-17 at WSW in Rosendale, New York. Tuition $750 ($675 members), with a class limit of 8 During this 5-day workshop, I will be walking artists through all the steps they need to take in order to build a constructive online strategy for their practices. I will spend April and May documenting the process of revamping Monstress so that I may have a sturdy case study. The topics of the workshop will include: What should your online strategy be? How do you best present your work? Taking/processing photos of physical work Presenting virtual work What social media tools and techniques are most effective Finding design help or doing it on your own Possible free platforms Possible paid platforms Putting it all together: your portfolio is born! Promoting your work in a manageable way Handling emails, tweets, texts, and such Looking for opportunities Exploring options for selling your work online This is all wonderful and I …

Interactive / Web 1 Intensive

I have been invited to do a rather impromptu 3 week intensive at Parsons, teaching an introduction to Interaction Design. I have been teaching this subject from all sorts of different directions, so this is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with students. These are all self-selected volunteers who expressed a need for some reinforcement. I am so honored to have been asked to helm the workshop for them. More to come!

From the Haptic to the Virtual

I have been chosen to run a workshop pertaining to my research at the 9th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices and the Design Principles and Practices in Chicago in March of 2015. From the Haptic to the Virtual: Teaching Metacognition to Designers This workshop explores the application of current educational theories through hand skills lessons to help design students improve markedly in a college setting. Specifically, metacognitive strategies are taught through printmaking, drawing, and other haptic projects in order to reach and support students in a variety of design classes. These lessons help students overcome difficulties to find connections to new material, thereby providing them with the confidence and context they need to succeed academically. As more students come to us with less exposure to hand skills, we need to be strategic and judicious in how we ramp them into the computer-driven design space so they are not seduced by interfaces and features but able to conceptualized whatever the modality at hand. Attendees will go through actual tested exercises, discuss methods, and walk away …

Artists Online: Marketing, Promotion, and Documentation

I have the honor of being an instructor at the Summer Arts Institute at the Women’s Studio Workshop in mid-July. I am hoping to apply my 20 years of design and art experience work for others in as constructive a way possible. Here is the sign-up page, if you’d like to have a lovely week in Rosendale, New York with a very enthusiastic and supportive instructor. Potluck lunches every day! From the WSW site: Libby Clarke, artist and art director, will train you to publish your work across online channels (websites and social media) in as professional and comfortable a way as possible. She will teach you what options exist for publishing your online portfolio and how best to navigate them. You will learn how to handle the seemingly endless social media tasks which can add a great deal to your career without becoming unmanageable. You will develop a plan to promote your work in the most appropriate way according to your needs. In the end, you will be better positioned and prepared to get your …

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland October 27 – December 8 Curated by Samantha Fields, this is a group exhibition featuring artists whose work depicts visions of future dystopias based on a turbulent present.  Desert wastelands, faux fallen satellites, devises designed to ensure your survival and a world seemingly run by giant computer servers; the artists in this show offer a prescient window into a world that not only may be, but in some places, already exists. Artists include Lisa Adams, Libby Clarke, Daniel Dove, Trygve Faste, Sean Higgins, Kelly McLane,  Thomas Muller and Klutch Stanaway. Additional events in conjunction for this exhibition taking place in Art and Design Center Rm 300 (Purple Crit Room) are as follows: November 5: Lecture,  Libby Clarke  — 10 am November 5-8 Workshops with Libby Clarke  — Time TBD Our write-up in LA Weekly: Disney’s Tomorrowland Inspires an Art Show by Annie Tucker, Thursday, Nov 29 2012

Protest Posters: Pyramid Atlantic

In an effort to revive the connection between artists and political involvement, I designed a workshop wherein I taught the fundamentals of screenprint while helping them develop their own art/activist piece. The one-day workshop explored the revolutionary side of screenprint: from the WPA government propaganda posters of the ‘30s to the French student posters of May ’68, all the way to today’s sticker artists and conceptual adbusters. Participants made a collaborative print, and came away from the class with handouts and knowledge to continue printing on their own. Protest, Propaganda, and Public Art: Silkscreen as a Truly Social Medium  |  Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Silver Springs, MD

Teaching Printmaking in Grade-School Classrooms

Teaching Printmaking in Grade-School Classrooms Studio in a School, New York City, New York I was asked by SIS to teach their teachers-in-training about the ways they could bring printmaking into the grade school classroom. I worked out several approaches and lessons for them, and we went through a few demos. I produced a full set of handouts so the teachers would have everything they needed to bring cogent, affordable, and fun projects into their lessons.