My students have been burning the midnight oil! Check out the works in progress headed for final projects and senior show.
Printmaking at Otis College of Art and Design.
My students and I went to see this show and if you are a lover of items made from books maps, you should see it too before it closes on Feb 28th! These beautiful camera sculptures are crafted from books, and there is a “wallpaper” made of book covers.
From the ArtMerge website about the show “Cheng’s works register the traces that memory and desire leave on objects as they are transformed and translated by time and movement across cultures.”
David Lynch films a famous lithography, Idem Paris, shop in Paris. Only he could make litho noir!
Thanks to Jill Zachman for passing on this photo essay from Design Milk on how Marimekko prints such beautiful fabrics. Seems like a dream job, students! Living in in the land of the midnight sun, making gorgeous patterns and printing them on those wild looking screenprinting presses eating pulla and herring by day, taking saunas by night…..Hey, I’m 1/2 Finnish- think they’d let me come in and check it out based on heritage alone?
See more photos and information about the process here.
Photos by Tuukka Koski, Toni Rosvall and Marimekko.
We’ll play our favorite albums (yep- old school) while learning to print tee shirts and more on our new tee shirt press. Bring old clothes, tee shirts, and totes to supplement supplied tee shirts. Don’t resort to taking the shirt off your back (although many people do!) Snacks provided. All Otis community are welcome!
The other day I had the opportunity to visit Jacob Samuel’s etching class at UCLA. The students were nearly at the end of the semester and they allowed us to peer over their shoulders as they worked on their final projects.
Jacob Samuel, a master printmaker, teaches this class each semester focusing on strong technique in acid etching on zinc plates. While the subject matter was varied and intriguing- see Christine Wang’s soft ground below (!)- I couldn’t help but notice the absolute attention to detail his students had. Plates were beveled perfectly, plate marks were clean, and aquatints were subtle and skillfully toned. Chine-collé paper were expertly applied. Skills like this really allow technique to support the idea- not distract from it- and the concept presents itself clearly. We saw a lot of great work.
It was a pleasure to visit this petite but neatly organized shop, and nothing beats the million dollar 6th floor view of LA the students have while cleaning their plates on the spacious patio!
Thanks to Mary Sherwood for some of these pics too.
May 16th, 2012 by Nancy Haselbacher
Thursday May 17, 5:00-8:30pm
Have you been watching that stylish new building go up on Rose Ave in Venice? Well, explore Venice’s new LEED Platinum apartments and its collection of original, site-inspired pieces, many co-curated by Nancy Haselbacher and Cathy Weiss. Music by The ShooFlys, food and drink, and party time!
Tour the apartments, participate in the silent auction featuring works by participating artists to benefit the Venice Beach Poets Monument and see this beautiful new space.
Artwork by: Nancy Haselbacher (Otis Professor) and Cathy Weiss, Mark Farina, ( Otis VideoLab Manager) Maggie White-Lomeli, (Otis Printmaking Lab Manager) Flora Kao, ( Otis Fine Arts Alum) Fransisco Letelier, Gale McCall, Maja Blazajewska, ( Otis Professor) Alicia Papanek, ( Otis alum) Aaron Kramer
Thursday, May 17
512 Rose Ave.