All posts tagged: Costume

Workshop Ideas

I am trying to align making a paycheck beyond my teaching with advancing my research as an artist and designer. As such, I am looking to put together workshops that test ideas I am having while pushing me up to my top game. Read through the list and let me know if you are interested in any of these–I’ll prioritize the ones that y’all think are most interesting! And if you have further ideas, lay them on me, sweet people! Introduction to Building Peep Boxes I need to dive back into using lenses and such for a project, why not teach it? Gum Transfer/Paper Litho for Beginners I want to really cement my approach to this process as it is evocative, fast, and fun. Dynamic Dioramas I have a college-level class I’ve developed called Kinetic Storytelling that I want to workshop, bit by bit. Photo Pop-Ups This is to help me build steam for a project I have coming up Shadow Puppets with Modern Tools  Always wanted to teach this, trying to find a precise approach… Paper Automatons …

Bear Mask

For Halloween, I whipped up a quick mask. My background is actually in sculpture – I taught myself papier maché as a child and majored in Ceramics until my allergies forced me to move to printmaking. The mask is now in the collection of Julia M. Graeper.

Costumes for my Sweet Nephew

My nephew is a spectacular soul (both of them are, in fact, but this is about Nick the Mighty). 2007: Easter Island Head Simple foam construction, pretty straight forward. Nick always has the best ideas for costumes, and this year was no exception. My sister Genny and I met and figured it out.   I have some videos, shot with a very very old camera… 2008: Praying Mantis This was with a different type of foam, very hard to color. I found this primo sheet of packing foam in the trash at my office building and it just sort of went from there.  Genny and I met halfway in a hotel in Pennsylvania and proceeded to delight the staff with the whole shebang.