Thursday, January 22, 2009

new assignments for second semester 09

WELCOME BACK!!!!
happy happy 09!
we have a very exciting semester coming up. Much work needs to be created however we have great avenues for our work.
so jump to it!
exact dates to be announced later on this blog.

all advanced printmakers are expected to enter at least one print into Y.A.T.





Message in a Bottle.


paper size: 8" x 10"

image size open.

vertical or horizontal

all printmaking techniques accepted

color or black and white

text should be included

2 or 3 prints of each image to each school ( total 2 x 6 schools = 12, or 3 x 6 = 18 ( minimum in individual editions )

instructors please participate also.
exhibition date opening : May 7th, 2009

the show will be up for one week

Trammell Crow Museum of Asian Art - Dallas, Texas(more info to follow)
check out this video recently done for this museum.
http://web.mac.com/meaganjo/iWeb/CrowCollectionDoc/CrowCollection.html
Work needs to arrive by April 20th, 2009



this is the information we sent out.



schools participating: UTA, Angelo State University, Vaal University of Technology,

Silwane S.P. School- Room 13 Art Project ( both from South Africa)

and hopefully Brookhaven.







TOTA Letter Prints

Paper size 8 x 10

imagine size..... small zinc plate

technique: etching and aquatint

Edition size 2 on good paper from TOTA folks and 10 for grade for this six weeks





ART BALL boxes

we will be doing relief prints in aluminum and blue film!

this is the technique that John Vinclark showed us during showcase.

we are basing our prints on Egyptian hieroglyphs... doing a modern self invented version/design.

we will address this project after completion of tota prints..then dma stuff then message in a bottle.


this six weeks all students need to complete alphabet/tota prints and their reduction print. this is the minimum!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Linda Tran, 5th period.




Heyyy I'm slow. C:

It's been fun. I mean after the super huge plates and all, working on small etchings again is a big relief. [The second one is old.]

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Zeke Raney Flex




The Pink reduction print shows the two sides of life as seen from a childs perspective. Also showing how i miss my childhood and the freedom i had. The second print is a dry point etching about my brain showing what happens when i go at an assignment without any preconceived notions or ideas as to what i am doing. automatic drawing

Juan Castillo


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Emily Schlenker




Sarah Wright




miranda davolt-martyr

Okay, so this is my print of me as a martyr. It's a pretty heavy, wierd subject that I didn't understand and still don't, really. It pretty much just gave me an excuse to watch Joan of Arc movies. The one from the 20s is REALLY upsetting. Yuck. Anyway, she and thousands/ millions/however many martyrs died for god, were loyal people of god and had to suffer. How does that make sense? If you look at it from a modern stance, the martyr is like a victim of a mob hit or any homocide or fatal violence.
~I am emotionally/mentally stable, by the way! I am not usually into such heavy things or into things that freak me out. The fact that the oil ink looks kind of like blood is really creepy.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Huy Nguyen

"The G and Me"

Mary Claire Ramirez

The Weaver
This is my first year in printmaking and, well, this is my only print. It's the woodcut from the DMA project. My archaetype is the weaver. Currently I'm working on a reduction print of an inking squid. I'll have to see how that goes. Printmaking is a whole lot of fun, but I keep finding that carving, preparing, and printing always takes a lot longer than I expect it too. I only wish I was churning out more work.


Seth Camp Flex



Sorry they are upside down.






Rachel Suggs and Kathrine

Rachel's:
I like owls?



Creator

Well... Here it is? This is my first year, and I wish I had more to show everyone... (Got to get my reduction print done. So far, there's not much to see of it... I had a hard time, because I've never done a reduction print before... I'm pretty clueless.)

Kathrine's:





Gilbert-flex



In the cheeseburger print, i played around with different layers and the colors I could explore within those layers. I decided a cheeseburger would be an interesting approach to experiment with usage of color and how those colors reacted with the other colors surrounding it. Most of my work is based on the colors that are put into it, and the positive or negative complements it gives off toward the story behind the piece, or the composition itself. An example of the color expressing the story behind the piece can be found in my second print, the queen. I used a burgundy oil based ink to capture the majestic-type mood given off by the subject matter of the print. The vertical lines used in the staff she holds give the impression of royalty in a high position of power such as hers.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

SHAWN MORGAN

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aRTISTS STATEMENT:

i AM VERY INFLUENCED BY STREET ARTISTS' STYLES AND COLOR SCHEMES. mOST OF MY PRINTS ARE INFLUENCED BY GRAFFITI ARTISTS WHO ORIGINATED HERE IN TEXAS. i THINK BY USING BRIGHT COLORS ON MY PRINTS BRINGS HAPPINESS TO THE VIEWER. i BELIEVE ALL ART SHOULD MAKE THE VIEWER HAPPY BECAUSE WHO LIKES SAD ART? nOT ME.

Ana Laura Flex- artist statement

My art is constantly being influenced by the human body and my goal is to grow with my art as i grow in myself. In my prints I try to encorperate the organic essence of my life combined with pyramids that represent my inner structure and triangular beauty.

Jonathan Delarosa FLEX print pictures


Artist Statement:

Hello. My name is Jonathan Delarosa, and I take printmaking for flex period. I transferred into printmaking so that I could cross cluster into art.

My art is more on the realistic side of things, but with an abstract twist. For example, the print I put up now involves a guy falling up a flight of stairs because the stair caved in and the pillar broke. Would that happen in real life? Not unless you live in a crappy apartment. More than likely I will eventually get into doing more abstract stuff in the near future, but for the time being I enjoy the way my art is going. Right now, I'm just trying to learn how to make art.

Angus FLEX

Ana Laura Flex

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Ana Laura Flex

Ana Laura FLEX

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Final Exam - Peter Green - Flex

Reduction Print:


Archetype Print:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Final Exam - Amy Seabolt - Flex

Reduction Print:
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Archetype Print:
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Final Exam - Adele Powers - Flex

Reduction Print:
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Archetype Print:
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