Sketchbook Boot Camp, Weeks 3-4, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts at MTSU

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

This post is for our students at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts in the Sketchbook Boot Camp Class, weeks 3-4. Assignment 1: Hand-Bound Books and Hand-Crafted Memories We begin with a brief book-binding tutorial, where you will learn to create Pamphlet Stitch Books. If you need a refresher after the demonstration, check out our […]

Hand Cut Stencil Screenprinting

Hand Cut Stencil Screenprinting

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

This post has been written for a workshop I’m teaching at Southeast Missouri State University as part of Art Academy, July 13th-14th. If you are interested in easy, fast, and green ways to start screenprinting at home, check out our post for our last screenprinting workshop at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, particularly the […]

New Screenprints by Governor’s School Students!

New Screenprints by Governor’s School Students!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in art, Blog, teaching | One Comment

On day two of the workshop, the students are already off to a great start!

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 […]

I’m Very Nearly Awesome: The Knight Who Nearly

I’m Very Nearly Awesome: The Knight Who Nearly

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Blog, life, offspring, rants, teaching | No Comments

So much has changed in the last few years! I was looking through old Blog Post Drafts, and I found this gem about how I very nearly was awesome in 2013. Three years later, I’m in my second year of teaching printmaking fulltime and have a wonderful little boy. I feel like now Blake has […]

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 […]

We’re Moving! – Why are you not surprised?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog, life, teaching, travel | 6 Comments

“Once you’d resolved to go, there was nothing to it at all.” ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle “Moving” blog posts have become quite a familiar topic on our site. Blake and I started out in disparate places, he in Iowa (the blue) and I in Georgia (the pink.) All of the orange markers in […]

Keep the Sunscreen Packed: I’m Moving to Mississippi

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in life, teaching | 2 Comments

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=208317487428128910857.0004d9643d4e2b3c1976c&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=30.467614,-89.055176&spn=3.31395,4.669189&z=7&output=embed&w=425&h=350] Well, I’m finally unpacking my suitcase that I packed to move to the United Arab Emirates earlier this year. As y’all know, that particular prospect didn’t work out. However, I’m happy to say that instead of merely unpacking said suitcase (a task which I put off finishing for nearly 5 months,) I can […]

Stuffed Camel: The Turducken of the Middle East! And Other Reasons Why I’m Moving Overseas

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in art, teaching, travel | 10 Comments

So, I never thought I’d be saying this, but I’m moving to the Middle East in a month! I never even thought I would live in Northern Ohio, much less halfway across the world. But I’m excited! I’ve just accepted a full time teaching position at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. I’ll […]

Hot Cheetos and Toffees: The Things Students Say

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in teaching | No Comments

Yes, at times it can be a thankless, 20-hour a day job where you may want to pull your hair out, snap pencils in half and make your syllabus billboard-sized and in all bold, italicized type. But we love it, anyway. Just kidding… but sometimes it feels that way Sometimes you have students that just […]