The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time to spend some time with the printmakers included in the exhibit:
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And for the littlest of printmakers, aquatint! and Australia!
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Wipe the OctoberFest vomit off your feet and learn about two very classy etchers...
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Etching, Drypoint, Aquatint on Murillo Paper
30 x 18 inches
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See you (vomit free) Monday/Tuesday, Stay tuned for some info about Brad's and Misha's class visit, PrintFools at the Farmers Market.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
And that content for you Big Kid Fools!
Radierung Nr. 7
Friday, September 05, 2014
Stay tuned this week for a little more Xylography. Band aids will be provided but not for your souls...
Monday, September 01, 2014
Course Name...Printmaking ART 218 318, 413, 419, 425: 001, 002
Time... 8:50 -11:20/M&W/(sec 1)TuTh 9:25AM - 11:55AM
Location... Print Shop
Instructor: Joel Elgin Office X 8839 jelgin @uwlax.edu
Studio/Office – M: 1:15 – 2:15: Tuesday/ Thursday: 9:00 - 9:25. 12:00-12:30 or by appointment
The Student Will Be Introduced To Intaglio & Woodcut In Section 218. In 318 Litho Is The Media. In 418 The Media Will Focus On Color, Including The Techniques Of Mono-Print & Serigraphy. In 419,425 The Student Will Continue Her/His Creative Research By Addressing Technical And Aesthetic Issues In The Discipline. All Sections Will Consist Of Historical/Studio Exploration; Concurrently Students Will Apply The Technical, Theoretical Knowledge Gained To His/Her Own Content.
Intensive Studio Exploration, Demonstration, Gallery Museum Field Trips, Lecture, Video, Group, In Progress And Individual Critiques, Shop Labors, Coffee, Snack Time and Numerous Theme Days
The Final Grade Will Be Determined By Applying The Following Criteria:
(Note: Assessment Sheet)
-The Content Of The Work Produced
2. Technical Application
-The Application Of The Technical Material Learned In Class
Two Tardies = One Absence (attendance is taken each day)
Two Absences = Grade Lowers One Level
Three Absences = Grade Lowers One More Level
Four Absences _ You Flunk (this is very serious – if you cant accept this policy please withdraw from the course. You will be expected to remain in the shop during class and to participate in all shop experiences.
(YOU MAY DRAW AT ANY TIME IN CLASS BUT DOING WORK FROM LESSER CLASSES IS FORBIDDEN)
4. Shop experiences:
Critiques, classroom discussions and positive constructive participation are all vital to an active atelier. Your energy/input is essential and required. Negativity will poison the atelier for everyone. You will receive a separate grade for Shop experiences.
5. Out Of Class Work:
It Is Required That You Arrange At least Six Out Of Class Studio Hours A Week. This Time Will Be Spent (And Logged In) In The Print Shop. Your grade will be lowered if you do not meet this requirement. You will receive a separate grade for Outside of Class Shop Time.
- Friday Mornings: until 1PM (don’t bug me about this, don’t whine about it – its always been in place so schedule accordingly)
- During class that you are not enrolled in. M/W AM types cant work during T/TH class and vise versa (I might change my mind about this though)
Blog Work: You must read/post comments on the blog each week before the W class. Your FINAL course grade will be lowered one mark for every two misses. Pop blog quizzes WILL occur throughout the semester. You WILL archive a collection of printmakers who influence you and be prepared to discuss them
You Have Paid A Shop Fee That Covers Most Materials. Additional will be explained.
"Any student with a document disability (physical, sensory, psychological, AD/HD, current or former military service member with wounded warrior status) who needs reasonable accommodations must register with Disability Resource Services, 165 Murphy Library, 608-785-6900, at the beginning of the semester. It is also the student's responsibility to discuss his or her needs with me in a timely manner."
Get those Brand New Baby PrintFools signed up here and on Facebook.... Big Fools.... you better be reading this, and commenting.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
"...David Lynch described how he felt about the process of printmaking: "It has the same sort of excitement as when you go to the photo shop to get your pictures back. Even though you took them, they never come out exactly the way you see them through the camera. There is always some sort of surprise, and that's the way it is with printmaking. With action and reaction exciting things begin to happen."..."
DAVID LYNCH at ARTspacehttp://www.artspace.com/davidlynch
DAVID LYNCH at Tandemhttp://www.tandempress.wisc.edu/artists/lynch/list.html
IDEM PARIS by DAVID LYNCH
DAVID LYNCH at PAFA
DAVID LYNCH at Kayne Griffin
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Fellow printmakers of thy heart,
staying connected to what's going down in the print world can be challenging (as we all live busy lives). No doubt all of us have our "favorite" sites and printmakers we gravitate toward...but we crave more, yes? We want our fingers on the pulse of emerging printmakers, techniques, and haps!
PRINTERESTING.org & the University of Iowa's Printmaking Program
PRINTERESTING.org & Kitchen Lithography
Émilie Aizier. Aizier came up with a non-toxic lithography process using simple kitchen ingredients to ensure people would be able to always print, regardless of being connected to a print studio or shop. Aizier is incredibly generous. She contacted me after finding some of my kitchen lithography online. We keep in touch and she answers questions and is a wonderful resource (if you should chose to contact her).
Kitchen Litho (step-by-step instructions) on Printzeal (my blog) - http://printzeal.blogspot.com/2011/12/kitchen-litho.html
Kitchen Litho - Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2w0IFm7JOY - Emilie Aizier's video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6D6ymjtd0E - My video (featuring our very own Bonno & Kirky B)
find something new on Printeresting and post any comments
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Hot Cockles sounds like the name of something you buy at a food truck that is absolutely delicious and greatly shortens your life expectancy. Turns out only the second part is true. This is a Victorian-era variation of everyone’s favorite classic Blind Man’s Bluff, because apparently it was such a good game that it needed spin-offs. One person sits in a chair while the main player puts their head in their lap. One by one, everyone else comes up behind them and kicks them. The object of the game is for the guy being kicked to correctly guess who just kicked him. If he gets it right, the person he identified is the new punching bag. Sometimes the simplest things are the most memorable, but if you can’t manage to remember, the bruises will help.
A game for you FOOLS:
Babies - start clicking and reading, then write:
Big Kids! - click below, explore and write about your newly discovered printmaking hero:
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Summer Printmaking 2014 - By any means necessary (print-fools)...we shall PRINT LIKE THE WIND!
The prints of WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
Image and paper 216 x 120 x 203 cm
© the artist (2011)
...more prints by Kentridge
...William Kentridge and "The Nose" Opera & Etchings
- don't forget to comment below and share your thoughts about his work -
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Time for PrintFever to nap for the summer (but not on the couch of evil deeds):
Saturday, April 26, 2014
—Hercules, in Ovid, Metamorphoses:197–198
Gird Your Loins PrintFools!
Your labors are nearly finished and that means another semester needs to be put to rest.