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Relief Printing
Here’s another edu gif to encourage art making anywhere. This week’s project is inspired by the ever intimidating, yet surprisingly accessible, world of printmaking.
How?Printmaking might appear to require a lot of bells and whistles, but before you rush out to buy brayers try using some tools you’ve already got. A full list of potential tools and materials can be found here.
Why?Prints are all around us – from t-shirts to Arduinos. Woodcut, a type of relief print, is the earliest printmaking technique, and remains a beloved medium by many artists to this day. The relief printmaker begins with a flat surface (wood, metal, linoleum, or other malleable surface) and then carves away areas to create a matrix which is used to transfer that image onto paper. This process of taking away challenges us to think of both the positive and negative space, and how they can work together.
What else?The repetitive nature of printmaking provides an excellent opportunity to study patterns. More curriculum connectors can be found here.

A great how-to for making prints at home!

    meganleppla:

    Relief Printing

    Here’s another edu gif to encourage art making anywhere. This week’s project is inspired by the ever intimidating, yet surprisingly accessible, world of printmaking.

    How?
    Printmaking might appear to require a lot of bells and whistles, but before you rush out to buy brayers try using some tools you’ve already got. A full list of potential tools and materials can be found here.

    Why?
    Prints are all around us – from t-shirts to Arduinos. Woodcut, a type of relief print, is the earliest printmaking technique, and remains a beloved medium by many artists to this day. The relief printmaker begins with a flat surface (wood, metal, linoleum, or other malleable surface) and then carves away areas to create a matrix which is used to transfer that image onto paper. This process of taking away challenges us to think of both the positive and negative space, and how they can work together.

    What else?
    The repetitive nature of printmaking provides an excellent opportunity to study patterns. More curriculum connectors can be found here.

    A great how-to for making prints at home!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

    Reblogged from Megan Leppla

    Portrait of a selfie in progress including an 18th century Italian sculpture, obviously also taking a selfie, in the Louvre. 
(I’m the one in the picture, not the person who took it just to clarify.)

    Portrait of a selfie in progress including an 18th century Italian sculpture, obviously also taking a selfie, in the Louvre. 

    (I’m the one in the picture, not the person who took it just to clarify.)

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

    Athi-Patra Ruga, The Future White Women of Azania, 2012; photo: Ruth Simboa, courtesy Athi-Patra Ruga and WHATIFTHEWORLD/GALLERY. Lindeka Qampi, Untitled [Pink house], from the series Daily Lives, 2008; Terry Kurgan, Hotel Yeoville, 2012

    SFMOMA NEWS: This spring, SFMOMA and YBCA will collaborate to showcase contemporary art from South Africa in Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, bringing work by 25 contemporary artists to San Francisco. 

    Opening on February 21, the exhibition features an arc of artists who look to the intimate encounters of daily life to imagine present and future possibilities in South Africa. Artists include David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi, Santu Mofokeng, Athi-Patra Ruga, and William Kentridge. 

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    Posted on Tuesday, January 21st 2014

    SUBMISSION:
Looming - Yannick Desranleau & Chloe Lum (Seripop)
2013 Screen printed paper, polyurethane foam, wood, paper mâché, felt-backed vinyl, fabric, paint, pantyhoses, fiber glass insulation batts, cardboard, plaster, hooks, pulleys, rope, found objects. 165 x 777 x 922 cm
Installation view at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, Canada
Photo by Allan Kosmajac
Website / Tumblr

    SUBMISSION:

    Looming - Yannick Desranleau & Chloe Lum (Seripop)

    2013
    Screen printed paper, polyurethane foam, wood, paper mâché, felt-backed vinyl, fabric, paint, pantyhoses, fiber glass insulation batts, cardboard, plaster, hooks, pulleys, rope, found objects.
    165 x 777 x 922 cm

    Installation view at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, Canada

    Photo by Allan Kosmajac

    Website / Tumblr

    Posted on Friday, January 17th 2014

    SUBMISSION:
My Father in the Ice Cave, Alaska, 2013
Acacia Johnson
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    My Father in the Ice Cave, Alaska, 2013

    Acacia Johnson

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    Posted on Friday, January 17th 2014