Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Scenes from Screenprinting Class at Long Beach City College

The Intro Class is now into Project Two, the first photo-emulsion assignment. Students are developing some really great compositions on transparency using a combination of drawing, photography, text, texture, and found images.

Roger O'Leary-Archer shows one print from his edition of self-portraits.

Advanced Class student Stephen Salgado is working on layer 6 of an 8 color screenprint.

Here, Ric Teamor and Joey Martinez clean up after a successful printing session. They've been experimenting with monoprinting on t-shirts and hoodies.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Scream, rusty iron version

Here is one of Joe's recent swap meet finds. See more on my website,

Two Great Sites

Here are two great websites I've found recently that are really inspirational:
1. the site of the book publisher Tara Books, based in India. The publisher specializes in producing
handmade books from original screenprints. They are beautiful! I've received my copy of Beasts of India and will soon receive a copy of The Night Life of Trees. On the website, you can click on a link to a ten minute video on YouTube showing book pages being screenprinted and the publisher's hand binding process.

2. http// - a great site focused on a wide range of printmaking topics and current events.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Street Art for Valentine's Day!

This heart was made by wet tire tracks as a car made a u-turn in our street. Nice, heh?

The Pink Hat

Here is a tiny (4" x 4") screenprint I finished last weekend. It was inspired by a demo for my advanced screenprinting students on how to use a transfer drawing to create a photo-emulsion stencil.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

James Bishop's Small Paintings on Paper

I was introduced to the work James Bishop through his exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago last year. These are three examples of his very small, poetic paintings on paper, some with added collage. I've added him to my list of favorite artists.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Sophie Says Hi!

Great How-To Guide For Making Books

This book, written by Esther K. Smith, is both practical and inspiring. Her writing style is very enjoyable and her instructions for many kinds of book formats are clear and thorough. I recommend it! It is one of my favorite how-to books.