Joe Higgins- Mono-Printing http://www.joehigginsmonotypes.com
Joe Higgins Monotype Workshop Printmaking Basics, This workshop will focus on using non-toxic materials including water soluble inks. Mixing ink, applying in effective ways, and low cost tools and materials are discussed. Demonstrations on both hand-rolling and using printing press. We’ll discuss creative strategies for beginners in black and white and color, Mylar (acetate sheets) and using ghosts to explore ideas. Joe Higgins is a monotype artist since 1989, working at Denver’s legendary Open Press, and Printmaking instructor since 2010 at the Art Students League of Denver, currently teaching monotypes for both adults and children. He has won a Colorado Council for the Arts Fellowship and has been featured in Westword’s 100 Colorado Creatives. He has show in many Colorado venues, including the Arvada Center, Aspen Art Museum and the State Capitol.
Materials to bring if you have: Brayer/Barens, Rags/old towels for blotting, Scissors/Exactos, Cotton swabs
Christian Dore- Grandscapes https://www.christiandore.com
Work and be inspired with London born artist Christian Dore. His imaginative, intuitively explored and magical landscapes are filled with wonder and awe. You will start with a small 9 x 12 sketchbook and develop your sketches into a whimsical organic painting starting from a black gessoed surface.
Materials to Bring: 9 x12 sketchbook, canvas- max 20 x 20, Acrylic paints/unbleached titanium/black, Acrylic brushes
Valerie Savarie - Altered Book Art
Learn the basics of creating altered book art by cutting, collaging, drawing, painting, sewing and just letting your imagination run wild!
We will be working on what I call the “Mouse House” style of altered book which is a great beginning project. The cutting will be rough and allows for a more free form style – as though a mouse has chewed through it to create its home. Any little critter could ultimately live inside the 3-D world you create, the choice is yours. Using stencils for cut-outs adds to the overall composition by creating depth and shadows in a predominately black and white back ground (text and page). You can create your inhabitants (draw or paint) or use images from book scraps that are provided. If you would like more of a challenge - precise clean cut, this is an option that can be worked on instead as the same basic tools are used – just need a steady hand and a bit more patience.
A book will be provided but you may bring your own if you have one that you are wanting to turn into art.
Limit of participants: 15
Kim Anderson is a mixed-media and ceramic artist from Denver, CO. She studied at The College of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then Metropolitan State College of Denver, where she graduated with a BFA in 1994. Her work has been in many galleries and group exhibits, and in addition she co-owned Id Gallery from 2009-20012, where she curated shows along with showing her own work.
Using Low Fire Terracotta Clay the student artist will create Textural Reliefs of Spiritual Narratives through Portals and or inspired by the Tarot. The finishing techniques will also be demonstrated and students will have an opportunity to work with the process.
Materials to bring: Clay tools
Amy Bailey- Cuttlebone Casting
Work and be inspired with Arapahoe Jewelry teacher Amy Bailey. She will be doing Cuttlebone Casting and old process good for all ages.