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Printing from Pieces | April 26, May 3

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Classes |

A Workshop by Joel Koos About Learning the Medium of Collagraph This is a Two-session course to explore the progressive technique of the Collagraph printmaking process. Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate (such as cardboard or wood). The word is derived from the Greek word koll or kollo, meaning glue and graph, meaning the activity of drawing. Initially Students will be taught the process of making their own paper and the art of designing and constructing a collagraph plate. The students will create their plate from scratch using found materials that are glued onto a piece of mat-board. In the following class the student will develop a composition using the collagraph technique. The student will also be introduced to the various methods used to ink and print the collagraph plate. After the prints are completed the student will be shown how to effectively clean and store their plate for future use. Printing from Pieces is a workshop that allows students to work in an innovative print process where they can achieve an image that resembles intaglio etching without the dangers of acids and harsh chemicals. Leaving the class with editions of prints for their portfolio and a plate that can be re-inked and used in future artistic endeavors. Supplies List • Apron • Gloves (Latex or Plastic) • Paint Brushes (Various Sizes) • Texture Objects (Open Weave Fabrics, Leaves, Etc.) • Old...

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Life Drawing Sessions

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Classes |

A wide range of life models, with long and short poses. All skill levels are welcome – bring your favorite medium. Relaxed setting – all skill levels welcomed!

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Introduction to Watercolor

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Classes |

Learn the basics of watercolor in a Fun, supportive and creative environment. This class will teach you how to create unique works of art using techniques like wet-on-wet, dry brush, masking, lifting and color layering. Emphasis will be on meeting the artistic goals and improving the technical skills of each student. Students will be encouraged to watch, interact, and learn from each other. At the conclusion of each class, we will have a voluntary critique and...

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Mixed Media Madness

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Classes |

Bring anything else that strikes your fancy. Paint, collage, glue, sew, paint, draw, stamp. Anything goes in this class! Join me as we explore artistic tools, techniques, and materials in a fun, supportive, and creative environment! Students will be encouraged to try new things, explore new mediums, and learn from each other to create unique works of art. At the conclusion of each class, we will have a voluntary critique and art...

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Saturday Clay Days

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Classes |

Touching on the basics of hand building with clay: pinch, slab and coiling. Animal totems will be created the firstsession. Textured wall tiles in the second session. The kiln-fired pieces will be decorated with wax crayons, stains and acrylic paint washes. With clay, the first day is the actual hand building and the second day is the decorating of the pieces that have been fired in the...

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How to Decorate Easter Eggs, Pysanky Style

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Classes |

How to Decorate Easter Eggs Pysanky Style, using the “drop-pull” method, which is applying beeswax to real eggs. All materials will be provided, and each participant will finish 4 eggs to take home, just in time for Easter! Eggs, dyes, wax and the drop-pull tool are provided. Take home 4 decorated eggs, wax and the decorating tool.

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To Mother, with Love – Design Contest

To Mother, with Love – Design Contest

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in HAPPENINGS | 2 comments

To Mother, with Love is a design contest for those in kindergarten. It will be judged on creativity and imagination. Art must be 8.5 x 5.5 inches on cardstock, heavier paper, or other favorite mediums. Deadline is May 1st at 5pm! See the below pdf for additional information. To Mother With Love entry...

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PRINTS in a SERIES

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in HAPPENINGS |

The Mahady Gallery at Marywood University will present PRINTS in a SERIES. This exhibit will examine a range of approaches employed by artists with respect to making works in a series. Major prints by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, James Rosenquist, Sherry Levine, Terry Winters, Robert Cumming, Jennifer Bartlett and Anthony Sorce,among others,are included in this exhibition drawn from the Maslow Collection at Marywood, the largest and most comprehensive collection of contemporary art in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A number of these works will be exhibited at Marywood for the first...

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Gallery Talk by Robert Schweitzer

Gallery Talk by Robert Schweitzer

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in HAPPENINGS | 1 comment

On Wednesday February 20th at 3pm there will be a Gallery Talk by Robert Schweitzer, curator of the Maslow Collection on the exhibition: PRINTS in a SERIES. Anyone interested in attending, please contact The Wyoming Valley Art League at wyomingvalleyartleague@gmail.com. We can arrange for carpooling or just meeting at Marywood. This is a great opportunity to broaden your art history and knowledge of contemporary artists and their processes! This should be a great exhibit — and talk — you don’t want to...

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