Tips and Ideas for Filling a Sketchbook

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

Below is a list of various topics/themes/prompts/medium explorations to try out in your sketchbook. Every Day Matters Challenges by Danny Gregory, Over 300 mini assignments for sketchbooking: https://dannygregorysblog.com/community/edm-challenges/, such as: 128 – Draw a view through a doorway from one interior room to another. 122 – Draw something where shade is a prominent part of the […]

Sketchbook Boot Camp: Creative Mapping, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts at MTSU

Posted on Jun 4, 2018 in art, Blog, travel | 2 Comments

This post is for our students at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts in the Sketchbook Boot Camp. Assignment 2: Creative Mapping “Out of these landscapes, the distinction of point of view. In a world where access to speed is access to transcendence, point of view is particularly a narrative gesture. The point of view […]

Introduction, Assignment 1: Pamphlet Stitch Passports at Sketchbook Boot Camp, Week 1

Posted on Jun 2, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

This post is for our students at the 2018 Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts in the Sketchbook Boot Camp Class, week 1. Introduction, Assignment 1: Pamphlet Stitch Passports We begin with a brief book-binding tutorial, where you will learn to create Pamphlet Stitch Books. If you want to do the four-hole variation and need […]

Paperworkers Local Workshop: Freak Flags

Posted on May 19, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

Resources Download this PDF handout we created of basic relief printing and sewing techniques: OBI_The_Quilted_Print.pdf This document covers printing tips for relief and screen on fabric, hemming, seams, types of appliqué sewing, and a bit about stuffing fabric prints to make 3D objects or sculptural reliefs. There is a guide to essential tools as well as […]

Pozole and faux-pozole

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 in Blog, food porn | No Comments
Pozole and faux-pozole

I’ve been making a modified pork pozole (posole) recipe for a couple years now, inspired in part by our favorite local Mexican restaurant, Muy Bueno (don’t let the name fool you, they’re terrific!).  There’s a few major varieties based on the base–white, red, and green–but I prefer a green, tomatillo and chili base. I’ve submitted […]

Inspiring Artists Working with Fibers, Part II

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 in art, Blog | No Comments
Inspiring Artists Working with Fibers, Part II

  In this post, I’m continuing to post about some of my new (and old) favorite artists working with fabric/fibers, particularly in an installation or site-specific manner. I started this in my first post on this topic yesterday, Inspiring Artists Working with FIbers, Part I.                     […]

Inspiring Artists Working with Fibers, Part I

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in art, Blog | One Comment
Inspiring Artists Working with Fibers, Part I

Starting this summer at Southeast MO State University, I will be teaching a four-week Fibers Art Workshop course. I will also most likely be teaching our Fibers course during the regular semester for the 2018-2019 academic year. I’m really looking forward to this opportunity! Blake and I have been working more and more with fabric […]

District 11 Monotype Workshop at Catapult Press

Posted on Oct 7, 2017 in art, Blog | No Comments
District 11 Monotype Workshop at Catapult Press

Monotype vs. Monoprint: What’s the difference? Monotype: a one of a kind image made from a blank surface/no matrix. Monoprint: a one of a kind image made from a matrix with surface design/texture. Above: Monotype, made from a piece of plexiglass Above: Monoprint, made using a woodcut block Supplies Plexiglass sheet BFK Rives or other […]

Art Academy Workshop: Block Printing on Fabric at Southeast Missouri State University

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments
Art Academy Workshop: Block Printing on Fabric at Southeast Missouri State University

July 25th and July 27th 3:00pm-6:00pm Introduction: Block printing or Relief Printmaking is one of the oldest forms of mass-producing imagery and text. Traditionally, drawings are made on blocks of wood. Today we will be working with a modern alternative to speed carving time, Battleship Gray Linoleum. We will begin by designing an image conducive […]

Dispatch: The Quilted Print at Frogman’s Print Workshops

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | One Comment
Dispatch: The Quilted Print at Frogman’s Print Workshops

We had a great time teaching our workshop The Quilted Print at Frogman’s Print Workshops, held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. This week long course covered woodcarving and printing on fabric, basic machine sewing techniques, crochet, and related! To see a summary of the course and some materials provided to students, check out […]