Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

Ink, pencil, gesso, and goache.

I also started working again on these old pieces had I started on birch plywood during my last semester of school but never finished. I'll post pictures of my progress tomorrow. It's been a slow process of painting along the grain using contact paper cut outs as a resist. I think I will add some more silkscreens to it at some point too.

I taught my first non-adhesive bookbinding workshop this past weekend, which is a brand new class for me. I was worried about it since it was new for me, but everything went smoothly, and it was actually really fun to teach. We made a Japanese stab binding and another exposed spine stitch. My students were really interesting people too, so that always makes for a good class.

In my silkscreen class today, we're printing our first t-shirts of the semester: always exciting. I debated about whether or not to do a demo, but these kids are already so good at printing, I don't think they'll even need it. I'm just going to work with everybody one-on-one. Plus, two more demos would mean printing two new shirts for me, and I just don't need yet another set of t-shirts silkscreened by me for me!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Tessa!
    I'm going back in time (2006) to read your blog from the first post. You don't have to worry about replying to my comments as I'm sure there will be many!

    I took a 3 class book binding course at a university here in UT. I LOVED it and would like to do more someday! I love the feel of nice paper!

    Do you still teach?