Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Out with the old, and spray in the new!

I was about to buy new knobs for this old piece and then decided to just revamp the old ones with some neon spray paint. I primed them with a spray paint primer to help cover the pattern and then  sprayed with the pink!


Monday, March 17, 2014

teach art: relief printmaking

Relief Printmaking is one of my favorite mediums to work with, and I think I have convinced some of my students that they really like it too:) I do printmaking projects with my drawing and painting classes and my AP studio art class.  Each year I change up the assignment a bit. This year each class had a different objective. My AP students worked on the idea of a landscape, and my drawing and painting students created prints based on patterns. They had to create 6 prints total, and one had to be printed on an unusual surface, or texture.Each class used reduction printing methods meaning that in order to create different colors, they carved out more of the printing block for each print of a new color, working from lightest to darkest ink colors.  Although relief prints can be made using lots of different materials, we used linoleum and water- based speedball printing inks. My students learn so much about the art making process during this project!


Monday, March 10, 2014


 It's been a long time since I blogged last! I'm still here, but my creative energies are being stretched way beyond this little blog lately! I will have updates on some of my winter projects soon! But for now, here's a preview of some of the changes happening around our home!