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Speaker at UW-Madison faculty colloquium

Room L160 in the Elvehjem building at UW-Madison.

Room L160 in the Elvehjem building at UW-Madison.

Today at 4:30pm in room L160 of the Elvehjem building I will give a talk about my work and the courses that I teach. For more information. Everyone is welcome.

Pulp painting workshop

Pulp_painting_workshop-7Saturday, Barbara Landes and I hosted a short pulp painting workshop for 7 area high school Art teachers. We had a wonderful time working inside, even if the spring was starting to shine outside. Thank to these area teachers that gave up part of a Saturday morning to learn about hand papermaking.
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New Video: How to make a Clamshell Box

The clamshell box, also known as a drop spine box, is a favorite among printmaking students. I am asked often how to make one and if I can help. We usually make one of these in the Art 446 Artists’ Book class. I don’t think a true novice will be able to make a portfolio by simply watching this video. However, my goal is for this to be a tutorial to help students when they are working outside of class. I hope this helps. I am still a novice at making videos. This link will take you directly to YouTube where you can watch it in full screen mode.

Paper Casting Video

Thsee video clips were taken during last November in the Paper Lab during Barbara Landes‘s workshop. This video is longer than the one specifically about embossing a shape in handmade paperI hope it gives you some ideas for papermaking related projects. This link will allow you to watch it on the YouTube channel and can ben watched in a larger screen.

Cast or embossed handmade paper video

This is the first of two videos that showcase methods of using handmade paper to cast or form shapes. The video clips were recorded during Barbara Landes’s workshop which took place November 17, 2013 at the Paper Lab in the Art Department’s Art Lofts. Myszka Lewis’s work is featured again as she uses some crochet designs to press into damp sheets of cotton paper. Of course never forget to visit Handpapermaking Organization. The organization and publication have been in existence for more than 25 years. The bi-annual publication is the best resources for papermakers.

Birch bark canoe is launched

Wayne Valliere (Mino-giizhig in Ojibwe), of the Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Birch Bark Canoe Launch at Lake Mendota, Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information visit (Photograph by Jim Escalante)

On November 21, 2013 visiting artist Wayne Valliere (Mino-giizhig in Ojibwe), of the Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa and a crowd of supporters launched a birch bark canoe at Lake Mendota, Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information please visit the UW-Madison Art Department website. Visit this link to see more photographs of  Wayne Valliere’s canoe and the launch.

New Video: Making Watermarks

Barbara Landes gave a daylong workshop demonstrating how to make watermarks. This link will play it on Students worked with Flexicut and hot glue guns to create drawing and images to use as watermarks. I will gather more photos soon and will link them to this post. Students made some great pieces. For more information on Barbara Landes‘s work, click on this link. More information about Myszka Lewis’s artwork, visit her page. Thanks to everyone that participated.

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