Print Nugget 2: Al A. Poopy’s Revenge!
We announced to the world on Christmas Day, 2019, that we are expecting a second child in May 2020. Its due date is May 17th, to be exact, the day after our University’s Spring Commencement. We had been debating have a second child for some time, and are thankful to have many privileges that afford […]
Introduction, Assignment 1: Pamphlet Stitch Passports at Sketchbook Boot Camp, Week 1
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 […]
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
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!
On day two of the workshop, the students are already off to a great start!
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 […]
White Neon: A Sandy Chism Memorial
We returned to Ohio in the early morning hours of the 10th of March from attending Sandy’s memorial service at the Chapel on Tulane’s campus in New Orleans. It was wonderful: everyone’s words, seeing familiar faces again, wandering around the art building. I, of course, botched my own small part in reading the eulogy by […]
2,000 Words on Why You Shouldn’t Go to Grad School for Art
Okay, so the title of my post is a bit misleading. I’m not necessarily going to advise you, prospective graduate students in art, NOT to go to graduate school. Nor do I necessarily mean to impress upon any other post-grads (“post-ops” seems almost appropriate) a feeling of remorse for having dedicated so much time and […]