Altering Images: Photographic Transfers for Painting, Printmaking, and Collage

Image transfer provides artists with the option to create photographic images without the use of a camera. The image transfer process produces a transparent image that allows for the visibility of multiple collaged layers within a single work of art all at once. Learn this process to transform copies of photographs, as well as drawings,…

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Mini Comics! Workshop: One-Day School Visit

Like comics? Many cartoonists got their start by making them in MINI form! In this workshop Laura Lee teaches about the visual-storytelling basics, from sequential story structure to camera angles. Students will then apply these new ideas by developing their own characters and writing VERY short stories (a six panel scene) for their new characters…

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Chinese Seal Printing Workshop

Following a brief discussion about the significance of the Chinese Seal (or chop), participants will translate their names into Chinese characters on paper. The characters will be transferred to soft printmaking blocks (Safety Kut) and cut out using carving tools. The carved blocks will inked and printed on blank greeting cards, with each student creating…

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Chinese Silk Painting

After painting the background on their silk scarf, participants will examine images found in traditional Chinese art (including bamboo, fish, birds, and Chinese characters) which they will draw on the silk using a liquid resist. Once the resist has dried, students will apply brilliant fabric paint to complete their design. Participants can expect to finish…

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Stenciling and Stamping on Fabric

Want to make your own stamps and stencils for decorating fabric? In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of versatile and easy fabric applications using water-based textile pigments. After first experimenting with direct-application painting, students will then create their own contact paper stencils and stamps using a variety of materials. The pigments provided are…

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Screen Printing Workshop

In this workshop, students will explore the expressive potential of screen-printing on fabric and discover ways to create unique patterns on cloth. Transparent textile pigments provide many color options for developing complex surfaces through layering simple shapes and textures. Participants will make crayon-rubbing silkscreen prints, produce simple contact paper stencils, and learn how to continue…

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Sketchbook: Constructing and Content

This workshop is a combination of bookbinding and idea generation. We begin with learning and preparing the basic parts of a sketchbook, as well as discussing the importance of keeping a sketchbook. Then, as we begin to bind the textblock, we will do several content-based exercises to “get those creative juices flowing.” At the end of the day, students will leave with a handmade sketchbook and new ideas to take back to their workspace and turn into masterpieces.

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Picasso and the Fearless Print!

Picasso was not only a prolific artist, but also a fearless one! Throughout his long life, he was constantly trying new ideas and techniques. One of these fun techniques is the reduction print, which provides a quick introduction to relief printmaking and color layering. The print is designed in advance, and then slowly carved and printed in a succession that produces a final multi-colored print and a fully exhausted carving block. Since there is no “reverse,” reduction printing rewards both careful planning and spontaneous problem solving!

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