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.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
We continue with our semester's plan of waging war against the madness that sours our beautiful lives...
"In a letter of 1902, Kollwitz wrote about Losbruch, "I consider this Peasants' War print to be my best work and I am rather happy about it....This is indeed a Revolt; it explodes off the page as the peasants surge forth, there is an unmistakeable determination to fight in their haggard faces..."
"Sheet 3 of The Peasants' War series... one of Kollwitz' most famous images: a peasant sharpening his scythe and dreaming of revenge."
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Unpresidented, 2017 linocut
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Remember we began the past semester with the the Eve of Destruction?
Lets enter the UNKNOWN this semester with spiritual printmaking guides at our sides.
These Printmakers have shown the world that stranger things have happened...
That laws have been broken...
The Bigger PrintFools will Play With Color?
they will watch the little video below ...
And the Biggest PrintFools will hopefully, finally learn to "Resist the devil"...
Friday, December 09, 2016
It's the end of the world (semester) as we know it...
Saturday, October 29, 2016
The week of FEAR has finally arrived and Print Babies have much to fear!
"... Given the superstitious belief that witches used babies in producing flying potions..."
Friday, October 14, 2016
I'm hoping you recall the Frances Myers prints we saw on last weeks epic field trip to Madison.
Frances was a GIANT in the printmaking world and a couple of printfools left UWL to do graduate work with her at UW.
Watch this little movie about her, playing close attention to her subject:
And, those wood cut tools are getting as dull as... (fill in the blank).
And, Babies - watch this to learn how the figures that guard the shop were printed...
Friday, September 30, 2016
OktoberVomitFest Week -
Shops open - go in, don't leave!
Copy and paste the link below to go to this site:
The Disasters of War: And They Are Like Wild Beasts, 1863
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Etching, 1st Edition
plate: 15.5 x 21 cm. (6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in); sheet: 24.1 x 32.4 cm. (9 1/2 x 12 3/4 in)
Go here for much more:
Friday, September 16, 2016
Jacques Callot French (Lorraine) (1592 - 1635)Capricci De Varie Figures: Plate 35 (Two Pantaloons Dancing)
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Wednesday we begin the year of the:
Here are your sharp tools:
You will learn to use them to make prints and protect yourselves from the more experienced printmakers.
watch the little video below...
In 2008, long before any of you were born, printmakers took ink to paper to address the upcoming US presidential election. A series of exhibits sprung up around the country under the banner:
Learn this song for Day 1 Wed.