Wednesday, December 22, 2010

{PHOTOGRAM} screen prints

I have been working on this for a little while, however am waiting until i settle back into doing studio work after a winter hiatus back in the drawing office.

Photograms are very basic ways to create images on light sensitive surfaces by using shadows of objects! I decided to try this using a beautiful lace table covering:

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Alas, the result is a burned screen!

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Some problems can arise with having a lot of stencil space. Too much ink can flood the other spaces, causing the image to smudge and smush. One way to solve this is to create a 3rd layer stencil, and tape off areas of the screen to use as a launch pad for the ink. I plan on using plastic sheeting to cut out various shapes, including a sweetheart top, to screen onto standard tanks.

I'll be back!

madam chino

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{WAUKESHA COMMUNITY ART PROJECT} a great place to sponsor

I'm the lucky teacher of "Fashion Construction" at WCAP every Monday and Wednesday in the adorable downtown Waukesha. Waukesha Community Arts Project was founded in 2007 by a college friend named Page, who knows the importance of art in the community, and founded the non-profit as an afterschool program to be FREE for kids.

Keeping it free means:
-All kids, including low-income kids, have cool options of things to do afterschool to stay out of trouble.
-She has to do a lot of volunteer work to write grants and fundraise for the program so she can pay for the space, materials, instructors, and afterschool snacks.
-You can donate! Make your year end charitable donations by contacting Page here.
-Also, she is looking for an intern, possibly paid on commission, to help her write grants and organize funds for the program. If you are interested or know anyone who is, please send them her way by contacting her through her website or on FB.


Check out all the photos to see what's been happening!

Live in Waukesha or know people who do?! Send them over this weekend SATURDAY to our event JINGLE BELL CRAFTS! The youth participants set up the center into a one-day shop, and are selling the accessories and gift items we produced during our first 2 months to earn money for both the program and themselves!