Color Woodcut Printmaking Workshop

This intensive, exciting workshop will awaken the possibilities for the woodcut printing process for the beginning and advanced printmaker.   This approach is not technically tradition-bound…but inventive, with contemporary, creative methods, that can be spontaneous, simple and direct.   This expressive medium will be introduced and explored through demonstrations and discussions of cutting techniques, oil-base inks, and alternative water-base ink approaches, and printing by hand as well as using the press.   Participants will go from designing their images and cutting blocks, to printing several projects using a variety of methods and individual discoveries.

 

Contact Karen for  further information  karen@constellation-studios.net

Register online or call 402-438-0049


Studio Follow-up Sessions

Invitation to past workshop participants to work in the studio with guidance and others. Continue to develop what you learned in your workshop.   Practice your printmaking, bookmaking, papermaking skills and studio confidence!   Join in for one day or all – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.    $40 studio fee each day.

 


“One Day” Painterly Prints Workshop

In this exciting workshop we’ll make textures and washes onto cardboard collagraph plates, for printing with waterbase inks. Drypoint and cut details add to the vocabulary of marks and patterns onto this inexpensive plate matrix. We use the etching press to print onto interesting papers. This process offers spontaneity and experimentation, with repeatable possibilities.

Call to register 402-438-0049

or online here!


“One Day” Paper Cutting Workshop with Karen Kunc

A hands-on workshop to explore paper cutting as an art form, and for making stencils for pressure printing on the Vandercook letterpress. We will use Tyvek synthetic fiber sheets, decorative papers, and cardstock, with exacto knives.

For information and to register call 402-438-0049

Or register online here!

 


“One Day” Bookmaking Workshop with Karen Kunc

A hands-on workshop that begins with unusual and playful paper selections for signatures and foldings, which become the content for the Long Stitch Binding,  with covered boards and an interesting stitch on the spine. These books will be showpieces and suitable for additional journaling.

For information and to register call 402-438-0049

Or register online online here.

 


Shibori Tie-Dye for Paper Workshop

In this workshop participants will make unique papers with colorful tie-dye patterns.   Soft Japanese washi papers and cotton fabric will be used with this traditional technique for contemporary exploration. We will produce beautiful papers that can be used for bookbinding, gift-wrapping, collage, or stationary.   Artist-in-Residence Midori Iizuka, from Tokyo, will lead this workshop for a cultural exchange and opportunity.  All ages welcome!

 

To register:   call Karen 402-429-8239 cell, or 402-438-0049 studio.  Or online.


Color Woodcut Printmaking October 2015

 

This intensive, exciting workshop will awaken the possibilities for the woodcut printing process for the beginning and advanced printmaker.   This approach is not technically tradition-bound…but inventive, with contemporary, creative methods, that can be spontaneous, simple and direct.   This expressive medium will be introduced and explored through demonstrations and discussions of cutting techniques, oil-base inks and modifiers, and printing by hand as well as using the press.   Participants will go from designing their images and cutting blocks, to printing several projects using a variety of methods and individual discoveries.

For all levels

materials fee of $30 (does not included paper) on site

Workshop begins on Thursday evening at 6pm, with introduction & slide show, and continues each day from 9am – 7pm

Constellation Studios 051

For more information and questions contact Karen at:

karen@constellation-studios.net

402-438-0049


Shibori Tie-Dye for Paper Workshop

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Sunday, October 25  1:00 – 4:00pm

$40 for workshop and materials

In this workshop participants will make unique papers with colorful tie-dye patterns.   Soft Japanese washi papers and cotton fabric will be used with this traditional technique for contemporary exploration. We will produce beautiful papers that can be used for bookbinding, gift-wrapping, collage, or stationary.   Artist-in-Residence Midori Iizuka, from Tokyo, will lead this workshop for a cultural exchange and opportunity.  All ages welcome.

 

To register:  call Karen 402-429-8239 cell or studio 402-438-0049 or online.

 

 


Art at Cedar Point video

Here is the link to a beautiful video of Art at Cedar Point, my summer course taught at UNL Cedar Point Biological Station, near Ogallala, Nebraska.   Created by Kat Shiffler, who has captured the intent of this art and science collaboration.   Watch and enjoy!


Hand Papermaking Workshop Action Shots!

Thanks everyone for a great workshop!   We first made paper from cotton linters and Half-stuff, and t-shirts.   And then we processed kozo fibers, which we cooked, washed and beat by hand and in the beater.    Great experiments and experiences were enjoyed, and good discussions of the process and history.  Here are some action shots!

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Hand Papermaking – Wet & Cool

This hand-on workshop will use beaten cotton fiber for sheet forming, stenciling and colorful pulp painting.   A variety of techniques will enable participants to create images on base sheets, and also beautiful sheets of text-weight paper.   Papers can be for used for additional crafting, drawing, printing, and as finished works. This is an ideal summer workshop to beat the heat!

Enjoy 3 studio days, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8-9, 10am – 5pm