All posts filed under ‘Art School

Printmaking: Aquatint

Hello! Today I’m sharing the last printmaking project from my winter quarter class. If you read my last post on etching, you might have gathered that I did not immediately take to intaglio. Even though I was super excited about using the aquatint process for the this project, I unfortunately again had a hard time […]

Printmaking: Etching on Copper

I’ve just finished up my first printmaking class, so I’ll be sharing my last two projects this week. This is project #3, and it’s the replacement print for my first plate that was a little bit of a disaster. In contrast, this image came about a little more easily. I transferred the small thumbnail sketch […]

Printmaking: Misadventures in Copper Etching

After I started my first printmaking class, I fell head over heels for relief printmaking. I loved carving linoleum, loved the end results, loved everything about it. Me + printmaking = ♥ And then came etching. To start, I had to go to three stores to find copper plates. The plates were expensive! Then, the […]

Printmaking: Reduction Linocut Print

Today I’m sharing the process of creating my first reduction linoleum block print from sketchbook to final print. A reduction print is made using one block (in this case linoleum) that you carve multiple times, printing in between each carving. This is a lovely step by step example. It’s also called a “suicide print”. Once […]

Printmaking: Project #1

Printmaking project #1 is complete! Our objective was to create a print that had a good balance of white and black. For class on Saturday, I need to turn in six of my best prints. I laid all of the prints on my bed tonight to whittle it down to the best six (out of […]

Daily Pattern Challenge: January Update

I’m about two weeks into the January daily pattern challenge. When I started carving stamps this month, I thought I would like doing it, but didn’t realize how fast I would fall for the process. Pulling back the stamp from the first imprint is always like magic. For someone who tends toward being a control […]

Back to School: Books

Last week I discussed some e-courses I’m considering for my DIY fall quarter art education. I’ve also put together a little collection of books to work from, focusing on sketching, painting, pattern and color theory. Painted Pages: Fueling Creativity with Sketchbooks and Mixed Media by Sarah Ahearn Bellemare: This is a book I’ve had for […]

Back to School: Courses

I’m not taking any credit classes this quarter so that I can focus on healing and strengthening my ankle. September has always felt like a second new year. I love going back to school and starting fresh. I’m going to create my own back to school with e-courses, short non-credit workshops through the community college, […]