Screenprinting Workshop

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in art, Blog, DIY, teaching | 2 Comments

Basic Screenprinting with Stencils and Photoemulsion In the next week and a half, we will focus on basic screenprinting techniques utilizing photoemulsion and, if desired, hand cut stencils to create colorful, multi-layer images on paper. Our objectives will be to create a 2- or 3-layered print utilizing lettering and animal imagery including a key layer […]

Linoleum Printmaking Workshop

Linoleum Printmaking Workshop

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in art, Blog, design, DIY, teaching | No Comments

Linoleum-cut Reduction Relief Printing Theme: Documentation and Memory Please begin by reading this article about how the easy accessibility of photography affects our daily life and even our memory of events: http://www.wnyc.org/story/challenge-2-photo-free-day/ Consider how photography affects your experience of the world around you. Do you photograph your meals, friends, yourself, the landscape, etc. on a […]

Shooting the Sh*t: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Cloth Diapering

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Blog, DIY, life, offspring

I’ve been meaning to put together a post for a while, detailing my thoughts and recommendations on cloth diapering. Let me just say first that we love it. The times we’ve had to use disposables, we’ve had a poor experience in comparison to cloth diapering (only made better by some cotton flannel diaper covers I […]

DIY Book Binding, Vol. 1: The 4-Hole Pamphlet Stitch Mini Book

DIY Book Binding, Vol. 1: The 4-Hole Pamphlet Stitch Mini Book

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in art, books, DIY | 4 Comments

I love being able to make my own books for note-taking, grocery lists, gifts, journaling and sketching. You can spend a ton of time and cash looking for an interesting journal with good quality paper, or you can make your very own at home! In this tutorial, I’ll show you a basic 4-hole pamphlet stitch […]

Kitchen Printshop Project, Part IV: Life is Short! So Get to Printing!!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in art, design, DIY, life | No Comments

If y’all recall, over the past few weeks I’ve been exploring friends’ at-home printshop/studio spaces across the country! We’ve already seen the fascinating spaces of Hope Amico in California and Ann Flowers-Gosser in Illinois, as well as the beginnings of my own printing space in my very own tiny apartment kitchen! Today we’ll be looking […]

DIY Kitchen Printshop Project, Part I

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in art, DIY | 7 Comments

WE’VE FINALLY STOPPED TRAVELING FOR A WHILE! I loved our printmaking adventures to Nashville and Milwaukee, but I am plumb worn out on the car. Now that we’re home again, in this apartment that is finally starting to feel like home, I’ve gotten started on Kitchen Printshop Project. I’ve been thinking a lot about what […]

DIY Scratch-Foam Art: The Poor Man’s Relief Print

Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in art, DIY, teaching | No Comments

So, how do you get kids involved in relief printmaking without all of the sharp knives and gouges and the inevitable bleeding thumbs? Scratch-foam boards. Okay, so they seem silly. They’re basically the equivalent of foam meat trays (which you can use in their stead,) but they hold up surprisingly well. And you can use […]

DIY Relief Carved Pumpkins and Delicious Pepitas

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in art, DIY, food porn, life, teaching | No Comments

It’s that time of year! Pumpkins and squash and other delicious fall vegetables. Plus, it’s the time of year where everyone eschews the concept of “tacky neighbor” and decorates their house to high heaven (low hell?) with fake spider webs, bright orange (a color normally repulsive to the masses) and all sorts of evil witch-craftery […]

DIY Texture Pattern Quilt

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in art, DIY, teaching | No Comments

This is a project I have used in several forms with my 2-D Design students, and I just recently modified it for my course Art Materials and Techniques for the Classroom Teacher. I thought I would share it with you guys and you could make one yourself or use it as a fun project to […]

DIY Eraser Stamps with Uncle Chuck

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in art, DIY | 7 Comments

While studying with the Amazing Hancock Brothers 2nd week of Frogman’s, Uncle Chuck taught us his famous rubber stamp technique. I will now share it with you guys so you can make your own fun rubber stamp collection! All you need to make these stamps at home is a pink eraser, a set of linoleum […]