I was able to do a short segment on News 12’s On the Road program yesterday. I rolled out the Paper Litho and got to talk about the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Materials and links Click here to see the segment (if you subscribe to certain cable carriers) and here is the handout for your own Paper Litho pleasure.
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…
Come join me at the Brainery!! $35 per person Learn the loveliness that is the Paper Litho (also known as the Gum Arabic Transfer), a simple non-toxic technique that mimics lithography using nothing more that gum arabic-laced water, black laser prints, and oil-based printing ink! You will go over the process a few times to learn the basics and go home with original art of your own. Be prepared for evocative textures and unexpected collaboration with the materials–it really is a lovely medium! Sign up today!
I am starting a new career, moving my family to a new town, and rebuilding my studio this year as I embark on a new suite of work. Buy some art, support Monstress!
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
My amazing sister, Genny Clarke Neice, stopped by while dropping a piece off for an art show. We had a few hours in the studio, so we went over the Gum Arabic Transfer method, a printing process Gen had yet to get a chance to try. The amazing Peter Cavanaugh was also there, so he joined in and pulled a couple prints as well. It got me to thinking that I could organize a Skill Swap at Gowanus Studio Space: we could set up a week during which people could make small workshoppy-type teaching moments available and swap skills with each other. I want to help the members really see what an amazing community we have, and I want to learn new stuff without going poor.
False Dichotomy is beginning to truly take form! I have artists agreeing to show, essays coming in from respected members of the fine art printmaking community, and a site in place! There is a lot to do: I have to find funding to print a decent catalog–but I feel so renewed. I have not been able to make a lot of work myself this year, but I can contribute through facilitation and research!
The class was a huge success! 12 people came (a full house!), and after some initial issues with the paper I had chosen (seems that the Staples brand of 28lb is not up to snuff), we rocked with a mighty roll! Paper Litho Handout Look at all that fun texture! 👀Experiments from @bkbrains most excellent #paperlithography workshop today with @mon_stress #sundayfunday #messmaking #handsonfun A photo posted by Megan (@sugarlamble) on Mar 13, 2016 at 4:36pm PDT Paper litho class kicking off with @mon_stress A photo posted by Brooklyn Brainery (@bkbrains) on Mar 13, 2016 at 12:09pm PDT Learning Paper Lithography #craftysunday #crafty #lithography #sundayfunday #alwayslearning #printmaking A photo posted by cherylcrouse (@cherylcrouse) on Mar 13, 2016 at 3:13pm PDT
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 …
Just had a spectacular workshop at the Brooklyn Brainery again! My Learn Typography Through Printmaking! class sold out again and wow, what a bumper crop of amazing students! I’m really loving the chance to rework a lesson I have taught for years with such enthusiastic and talented people! I have to say, the Brainery is a great place, please support it: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter Facebook Instagram 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 | 347-292-7246