Collaborative Books from Sketchbook Bootcamp 2018 at TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Posted on Jun 26, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching, Uncategorized | No Comments
Collaborative Books from Sketchbook Bootcamp 2018 at TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Below are the pages from three collaborative accordion books students worked on at this year’s Gov. School sketchbook class. Each class had a small book to work in, and one larger book that students from both classes helped create. Blake built the books, encasing the covers in repurposed fabric from the local Goodwill. Then students […]

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 […]

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. […]

Student Work: Sketchbook Boot Camp

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | One Comment
Student Work: Sketchbook Boot Camp

We had a great time teaching at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts for two weeks in June! This is our third year teaching workshops at Governor’s School, which takes place at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN for four weeks in June each summer. We were also visiting artists four years ago as […]

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

Posted 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 using either the 3 or 4 hole techniques. If you need […]

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 […]

I’m Very Nearly Awesome: The Knight Who Nearly

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 in Blog, life, offspring, rants, teaching | No Comments
I’m Very Nearly Awesome: The Knight Who Nearly

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 […]

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 […]