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New Fall Line Up!

Printmaking with Trina Ganson

Classes offered at Studio 113 in Kelowna’s Rotary Centre of the Arts

Soul Drawing

Soul drawing is a simple yet profound printmaking process that creates an image through touch. Oil based paints and inks are applied to a plexi or glass or surface then transferred to rice paper resulting in a one-of-a-kind print unique to the maker. A great class for all ages.

$75 (supplies provided)

August 19th, 26th, 27th

10-12pm

Basic Block Printing

In this class you will not only learn to carve a lino block but you will a variety block printing techniques. We will create single layer and multi layer block prints. Some sharp tools are used.

Price: $75 (some supplies provided)

Saturday October 1st

1-4pm

Pronto Plate

Pronto plate lithography, is a non toxic form of lithography. This is a great way to experience lithography with out all the toxins, and heavy stones. If you like to drawn this form of printmaking is for you!

October 15

10-2pm

$80 (supplies included)

Monotype: Printmakers Painting

We will create a one of a kind print made from a plate. A great class for anyone who is interested in creating printmakers painting.

$75 (some supplies provided)

October 21st, 22nd

2-4pm

Collography

Collography is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate and then the textures are transferred to paper with the use of a press and ink. This is a great class for the mix media artist to dabble in printmaking!

November 18-21

6:30-9pm

$120 Some supplies included

Soul Drawing

Soul drawing is a simple yet profound printmaking process that creates an image through touch. Oil based paints and inks are applied to a plexi or glass or surface then transferred to rice paper resulting in a one-of-a-kind print unique to the maker. A great class for all ages.

$75 (supplies provided)

December 2 & 3

12-3pm

Please contact me for further details. Or stop by Studio 113 on Fridays to see what I’m up to.

My Studio Mate Angela teaches Acrylics…..

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Work Space – Studio 113

WORK SPACE- STUDIO 113

 

This month the the Galeria, the showcases and the main Atrium of the Rotary Center for the Arts will be filled with work from the artists of STUDIO 113.    JULIA TROPS, TRINA GANSON, ANGELA BONTEN, and LAURI COPEMAN explore their artistic expression independent of each other — each pursuing different mediums, different vision.

JULIA TROPS – Julia is a master of the art of freestyle impressionism. Her enthusiasm for color and form has spread  from paint to sculpture and back again – from figures to flowers — from technicolor to black and white.

LAURI COPEMAN – ‘I endeavor to paint my dreams – my whole journey right now is in the study of old master’s styles so that I can communicate these visions more clearly.’

ANGELA BONTEN  – ‘As an artist I am exploring my environment through the marks I make; whether it is a conceptual work such as my recent exhibition “Evolutionary Fugue” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb0JvHOGmFo ) or just taking time to relax and paint in nature. I make art… just because I do!’

TRINA GANSON – Trina’s realm is printmaking and paintwork. Her marvelous Critters and Creatures remind us that even the things we ignore have presence and — even romance.

I personally have very large works in this show, and it would be nice to here your thoughts… good or bad feed back is always welcome.

WORK SPACE  is a celebration of diversity and cooperative intent.


Studio Happenings and My Art of Gardening

So I am trying to be gardener.  Each year I try a few more plants both on the patio and in the ground. This year my friend has given me a Gypsy Pepper plant, Yellow Tomato, and Alpine Strawberries. Yummy! I am so excited to see if these little guys will provide me with some treats. So this is what I have been trying to do the past while, and why I haven’t been updating you with Studio Fridays events.  So let me do exactly that!

Lets see…May 1st was Wam! This was a fun Wine, Food, and Music event in the RCA. I liked that the food that was served was by local shops and it was paired with a local artist’s work in mind.The few treats that I did have were great!  I did not try any wine but I am sure it was wonderful! I should point out that I was surprised by the musical entertainment, as it was a one man band. Sorry but I did not get his name, but I can tell you he was amazing. I did a little performing myself, and worked on a drawing throughout the duration of the evening. It’s a great start to a monotype and I plan to be starting it some time next week. I will do my very best to document the process for you.

May 5th was my Studio Mates Opening. Evolutionary Fugue by Angela Bonten. It is an amazing show and if you find yourself near the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna you should take a moment and stop by. It will be be worth every moment.

So although I have been planting my tiny garden, I have been creating in the Studio as well. Here are some images. All of them are works in progress and may or may not have been influenced by my spring love of growing something eatable.

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Go Big or Go Home

I may create large images now and then but when I draw I tend to stay small and intimate with my creations. If I do draw large images, paint and other things always find their way onto the surface. This studio Friday I thought I would create a graphite drawing. In order to really commit to creating a large drawing. I decided that I would cover one of the tables with a sheet of paper. I taped it down, set out a lot of various graphite drawing implements. And I began. Here are four stages of the drawing. It’s total size is 21×35.25 inches.


Studio Madness

I have been working in the studio making soul drawings like crazy. I have been testing out different shapes and sizes of things. I do not have any pictures of that madness to show you, but I did want to share how my touch drawings have informed my regular drawing. I wanted to show how sometimes we as artists need to just create, and make stuff. And it is stuff, maybe it turns out to be images that we will only look at for a minute then move on. But it is the random act of trying things out, fooling around that help us to find what it was we never knew we were looking for. Method in Madness, and here are some of my results.

I have also been playing with zang doodles again, still trying to figure out how to create a zang doodle block print. I think I may just have to start carving and let it unfold on it’s own. Pictures will come soon!


A New Process to Spark New Ideas

Last Friday I joined a few ladies for my first ever Zandoodle night. Yes I said ZAN doodle! To me it seems like a shortened description for zangy doodles. This form of art practice was loosening, rhythmic and a great way to just try stuff out. As a printmaker I am always attracted to process and this is a process with fewer guidelines. You simply draw a shape, fracture the shape, and fill the spaces. Ok, there is a bit more than that but this is the simple three step starter. It was nice to play with material that I wouldn’t normally pickup, simply because I do not have a need to using them in my current artistic practice. And now I am the proud owner of markers, and many other things that I have introduced to my drawing box. It was so much fun to sit around a table and share doodling ideas while learning a whole new process.  We shared color ideas, shapes, and stories while creating our page filled pictures. It was nice to hang out with great people for an evening, and it was a wonderful way to close up a Studio Friday!

It wasn’t easy to get started, I was recommended to begin with tracing my hand and then let the marks roll from there.  The second zandoodle was created the next day, with an early morning coffee. It was after my second attempt to creating a zandoodle that I began to see how these ideas will benefit larger scale drawings, as well as the possibilities in block printing. I hope your looking as forward as I am to seeing what might happen. I will be the first to admit that the pictures are not great but at least you get the idea.


Studio Fridays

In my last story about Studio Friday I was searching for patience. You know the need to allow work to fully dry before  attempting the printing process. So all your hard work doesn’t go gushing out of the bottom and on to the white boarder of the paper. Yep that kind of patience. So as a solution I went to Value Village and found a hair dryer, an extra hot air blower. I only knew this because I could test it before I bought it. So now I go into the studio fully armed and ready to create a touch faster. Say Hello to my little friend!