this week initial alphabet in hieroglyphics/logo grams is due. quote for edge lettering space is also due.
box size: boarder is 3" x 28" top and bottom 5" x 9"
remember the whole project is based on the king tut exhibition which you all have seen
notice link to dma for educational info.
we want these boxes i.e. bricks to be colorful and relate to the iconography of the era. each of you will receive at least 7 boxes.
i would seriously consider doing puzzle/stamp/reduction prints.
it is very important to think process first.
also think about making the boxes sound active, like putting bells inside and the like. we will be working with some really nice Japanese linoleum(from mcclains printmaking supplies) and new semi rubber base inks. also Japanese. it is of utmost importance that you find the cutters that have disappeared since working on the mdf boards. everyone needs to purchase their own set.
we need used clean towels, paper towels and cleaning wipes. mineral spirits would also be extremely helpful.
also start thinking about your message in a bottle print. info on blog and posted on door in the room. i want to see your ideas and talk over technical aspects.
why? because that is the day that the TOTA people are picking up the prints.
this includes the two on "good" paper for TOTA and the large every one's print on one sheet of big paper which will have to be printed Tuesday 17TH and Wednesday 18TH after school of that week.
so that means your plates need to be completely finished...etched, aquatinted by February 16th!
what needs to be done for the class.. an edition of 10 on domestic etch 8" x 10"
we will then begin on the art ball project. remember to start designing your contemporary hieroglyphics for the border of the box and an image for top and bottom. you can design these on the computer....we will be using the blue film that john vinclack showed us how to use. however traditional linoleum is also okay.
if you want to use traditional Egyptian hieroglyphics that's okay also.. but you must create a message and think about bold and bright color. remember children are to play with these blocks.
then there's MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE... with whom we are trading prints this year with UTA, Angelo State, Brookhaven, University of Vaal and the little kids school. many of you may end up attending these universities..so the quality of your work needs to step up. I will not hang work in the gallery that is not "college" level.
a reminder our opening at the DMA is February 19th at 7:15pm. everyone can attend since the museum is free on Thursday evenings. Alice is going to speak, Linda Tran's wonderful interview video will be playing and there will be a reception.
we have one more go around of prints after this with the exhibition closing in June 09.
ALL ADVANCED PRINTMAKERS MUST ENTER ONE PRINT INTO Y.A.T. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FEBRUARY 16TH!
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE REVIEWS YOU ALL NEED TO DO. (2 EXCEPT IF YOU GO SEE THE PRINT EXHIBITION AT U.D. IN IRVING..THEN YOU ONLY NEED TO DO 1.) 20% OF YOUR GRADE.