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Arts Institute Award Ceremony. Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. University of Wisconsin Madison. May 15, 2014. (Jim Escalante Photography)

Arts Institute Award Ceremony. Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. University of Wisconsin Madison. May 15, 2014. (Jim Escalante Photography)

Last night the Arts Institute of the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted a celebration event to honor students and faculty from the arts on campus. Visit a gallery of photos of the 2014 Arts Institute Awards at this gallery. Albeit, most images are of Art Department, my home!

Arts Institute Award Ceremony. Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. University of Wisconsin Madison. May 15, 2014. (Jim Escalante/Photography by Jim Escalante)

The need for scale in an installation

Master of Fine Arts installation by Natasha Hovey

Master of Fine Arts installation by Natasha Hovey

 

Artist often ask if they need to include a reference to show scale. As Natasha and I walked in the gallery, a group of students were in the gallery. I asked Natasha to stand still and asked the students to mingle around quickly. I took about 10 photos with a 1/4 second shutter speed and then created a GIF file. This shows how tall the piece is and the students provide a certain amount of the depth of the piece. Plus it is a bit lighthearted. Thanks to the students. You can see more images of Natasha Hovey’s artwork here.

Secret Belgian Binding

 (Jim Escalante)Due to recent interest in class in the Secret Belgian Binding, I posted some photos of a demo that Carey Watters gave many years ago. I will look for other resources so that you can master this binding. It is fun. Click on the image to see many step by step photos.

Resources

Soon you will be able to see use links to download course resources; such as handouts and other information on this page. This will be a new menu added on the top menu bar. I will up date this post once I have started adding information.

Art446 – Artists’ Books

Art 464 – Papermaking

Art 646

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.



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