= Printmakers of Texas State
We are printmakers from Texas State University. Our posts include works of current students, alumni & faculty.
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a new semester, and so many newbs to instruct in the ways of the shop.
I shake my head so much, people must think I’m dancing to my own sound track …

ah…       

a new semester, and so many newbs to instruct in the ways of the shop.

I shake my head so much, people must think I’m dancing to my own sound track …

printmakersopenforum:

Come with me to Finland!!! The Solstice June 21 - 29 2014

Print The Midnight Sun: Printmaking in Finland Workshop $1350 includes workshop, housing, trips, breakfast and lunch, supplies

Printmakers Open Forum is pleased to announce its first international printmaking expedition! 

We will join the city of Raahe (just south of the arctic circle) in celebrating the Summer Solstice by creating prints in the spirit of the sun at the printshopGRAFIIKANPAJA - AAVA.

GRAFIIKANPAJA - AAVA is located in Raahe, Finland right next to the sea. It is run by Raija Korpilla and Juha Laakso. GRAFIIKANPAJA - AAVA translates as the (Open) House of Printmaking - the Finnish word “aava” means “vast / open”. Raija and Juha use this word to represent their way to observe the phenomena surrounding us. What a perfect match for Printmakers Open Forum! 

Master printers, Shelley Thorstensen, Juha Laasko and Raija Korppila will co-teach Print The Midnight Sun. They will teach photoetching (ImagOn), Pronto plate lithography, collagraph, multiple plate printing with chine colle, monoprint, and a host of printmaking color techiniques.

Our group lodging is a super-clean Finnish cottage with open floor plans, living room area, kitchen and sauna, just steps from the sea. The average temperature during the Solstice is 70F! Raahe is a favorite destination for the Finnish who will be celebrating the Solstice with lots of public events over several days. We’re planning a day trip to a little island called Tasku (“Pocket” in English). It is a beautiful place with a beach. We’ll sketch, take pictures, swim and have a picnic. And of course,we’ll go to The Old Town and the Historic Museum in Raahe.

We invite you to come adventure, learn, print and experience the celebration of the 24 hours of sun on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia above northern Europe’s Baltic Sea.

Course dates: June 21 - June 28, 2014

Workshop cost: $1350. Includes workshop, lodging, breakfast and lunch. Bring a non-workshop friend! Their cost is $950.                               

Questions? 

contact us here, email here or call us at 609 932 6475

Make your Reservation here

printeresting:

(via Studio Voltaire) Peter Saville has produced a series of tea towels with designs derived from food packaging print and construction markings which he has been collecting since the mid 1980′s.  Available from 9 December 2013.

printeresting:

(via Studio Voltaire) Peter Saville has produced a series of tea towels with designs derived from food packaging print and construction markings which he has been collecting since the mid 1980′s.  Available from 9 December 2013.

A GIF I made with printmaking (intaglio) - Imgur →

This GIF is by Steven McCarty, and is a mix of Grand Theft Auto, his food delivery job, and Breaking Bad. Again, this is made from a single copper plate.

One of the gifs/videos from drypoint made in the Fall of 2013 in Texas State Advanced Printmaking. This is Emily Eaton’s examination of a petri dish. 

Here are some shots of Yuko Fukuzumi’s work. The first few are some small works she was making, with rubylith film positives on the left. The rest of the shots are her work being framed for a show. 

Nick and Yuko were an incredible presence in the shop for a number of years, and both got pieces accepted into IPCNY. I will post some shots of their work soon.

Nick and Yuko were an incredible presence in the shop for a number of years, and both got pieces accepted into IPCNY. I will post some shots of their work soon.

Notebook for keeping track of sizes for framing. That’s a lot of frames.

Notebook for keeping track of sizes for framing. That’s a lot of frames.

Kevin Quach BFA Thesis, Spring 2013. Sorry about the mediocre photograph. Maybe he can provide me with a better one?

Kevin Quach BFA Thesis, Spring 2013. Sorry about the mediocre photograph. Maybe he can provide me with a better one?

kameronrichie:

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kameronrichie:

My installation for my BFA Thesis Exhibition, The End, at Texas State University.

It’s also up on my Flickr

I couldn’t date him if I didn’t like his artwork. Luckily, I like it very much. And I like him even more. Not to mention he was super fly at his opening today.

My lady is such a sweetheart.