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 […]

The Quilted Print @ Frogman’s Print Workshops

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | 2 Comments

More pics of the above piece may be found, here: http://orangebarrelindustries.com/hannah/main/?projects=quiltbait-i-culdesac This post is for our class at Frogman’s Print Workshops, First Session, the week of July 2nd 2017. Description This workshop utilizes the oldest form of printmaking, relief, in combination with found, re-purposed fabrics and basic machine and hand sewing to create quilted collages. […]

Hand Cut Stencil Screenprinting

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments
Hand Cut Stencil Screenprinting

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!

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 in art, Blog, teaching | 2 Comments
New Screenprints by Governor’s School Students!

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

Screenprinting Workshop

Posted 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

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 in art, Blog, design, DIY, teaching | No Comments
Linoleum Printmaking Workshop

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 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 […]

Recent Collaborations: Working on Working Together

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in art | 4 Comments
Recent Collaborations: Working on Working Together

It’s been a long time since I have contributed to this blog aside from snarky comments for Hannah as she diligently keeps up with posting. Hannah says that’s OK because I’m busy ’cause I have a job; I say that’s me being lazy and handing the reigns over to my social media director (her). I’m […]

My First Zine: “Dear Google, What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?” And Other Drawings

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 in art, books | 3 Comments
My First Zine: “Dear Google, What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?” And Other Drawings

What do you do when you’re feeling sad and/or bored? Google search for cute animal pictures, of course! Inspired in part by stumbling across Kristyna Baczynski’s work,  those illustrators I was swooning over a few days ago, and the long stream of graphic novels I continue to check out from our public library’s fairly decent collection, […]