In January 2016, we were visiting artist at Clemson University in the Printmaking Department.
During our stay, we presented demonstrations on the process of printing relief, specifically woodblocks, on fabric. We also covered transforming these images on fabric into stuffed forms, crochet constructions, and applique-stitched/quilted pieces. These demonstrations worked well for the introductory courses, as these students were just beginning their first woodcut projects, and also reached out to advanced students in terms of printing on alternative substrates. We talked to the students about the process and content of our work and discussed careers in education and alternative ways to disseminate and sell work outside of the gallery setting. We staged a mini, temporary display of completed works and works in progress in the lecture room adjacent to the printmaking studio so that students could see all stages of our process.
All photos by Professor Todd Anderson.