Category: Classes and Workshops

Upcoming Printing Workshops: November + February

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Workshop – Left to Right, clockwise: paper cut print frog; poplar tree rainbow roll; printing a t-shirt; abstract tea towel print

Wanna print your own t-shirt or tea towel? Still a few slots in Nov. 5th screen printing workshop at SAWTOOTH SCHOOL FOR VISUAL ART.  I’ll also be teaching a workshop in early 2017.

Workshops:Saturday 11/05/2016 | 10 AM – 3:30 PM  Register now
AND Saturday 2/11/2017 | 10 AM – 3:30 PM  (Registration coming soon)

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
I love this graphic bird tea towel, designed and printed by a student in the September class. She was kind enough to gift me one, too!

Here are a few pictures from my September Workshop. What a fun group! Everyone was able to explore the process at their own pace with very creative results.

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Prints on fabrics, drying.
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Playing with registration and found papers

160930 Sawtooth Workshop

Printing a design on an apron

160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Creative use of rainbow roll
160930 Sawtooth Workshop
Poplar tree inspired print on paper

Printing Workshop this weekend!

#wip #workinprogress hand painted screen ready to go

OK y’all! There are still a few slots open for my screen printing workshop this Saturday if you’re looking for a cozy way to spend a rainy Saturday in W-S. The class is this Saturday, 05/21, from 10:00 AM – 03:30 PM. We’ll be covering printing techniques including painting with screen blockers (like the image above), and if we have some extra time we’ll do a paper-cut print or two. It’s always a messy-good time, so come on down if you’d like to play with us.

The next Sawtooth Workshop after this is Friday 09/30/16, and you can sign up for it now if you’re a plan-ahead type like me.

Another #wip detail - collage includes snippet from "woman writing a letter" circa 1655 by Gerard ter Borch #screenprinting #workinprogress

I’ve just wrapped up a big illustration project that will be coming out in early June, I believe. This one’s for Wake Forest Magazine. Very excited about it. If you follow me on instagram, you’ve seen some sneak peeks.

#wip #workinprogress #studiotime

Still working on storage and organization in the new studio space (putting the finishing touches on some custom-built under-stairs storage-yass!) and updating my design and artwork websites in an attempt to move beyond the current shoeless-cobblers-children scenario (it plagues us all, doesn’t it?).

Also sketching Art*O*Mat “Hankie Pankie” limited edition Collapsible Fine Art Prints for a new Things That Make Me Cry series, coming soon. (Wow, I just found this amazing photo on the Baltimore Sun when I googled to find some of my flickr pics of Hankies to share.) Stay tuned for some work-in-progress hankies drawings! 

 

 

New Workshop added for May

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How ’bout that weather, folks! ****shiver**** My print workshop last week was snowed out, so we’re gonna be swinging squeegees this Saturday at Sawtooth School for Visual Art instead. If you missed sign-up for this one, there’s another 1 day workshop next semester: Saturday, May 21st. It should be posted to the Sawtooth class listings soon and I’d love to see you there. Meantime, nothing fights cabin fever like some creative focus, stay warm and keep going!

Camino Show Opening and Other August Events

new mask prints by Woodie Anderson

My exhibit at Camino Bakery in the heart of downtown Winston is now up and Camino is graciously hosting a Meet The Artist from 6-7 pm, pre-gallery hop this Friday, August 7th. There will be free, delicious mini-cupcakes (mocha with coffee icing and lemon with coconut icing, oh my!) to tempt you.

I created four new prints specifically for this exhibit and all eight mask prints in my Animal Mask/Quote series will be on display as well as available for purchase–for just $25 a piece, what a deal! Returning to this series has been a lot of fun and I’m contemplating continuing the theme, so stop by, say hi and give me your suggestions for which animals I should tackle next.

Smalltown Gallery, Elkin NCMeanwhile, up the mountain a bit: Elkin will also be celebrating their gallery hop this Friday. If you’re in the area, stop by and check out the Human/Nature exhibit at Smalltown Gallery, which includes three new larger-scale fabric prints of mine, as well as lovely work from Tory Casey, Robin Mangum and Tammy Sawyer.

Smalltown Gallery, Elkin NCI had such a wonderful time with these folks last week at the opening reception, the exhibit is lovely and the space is beautiful. Plus, there’s a delicious pizza place at the other end of the main Elkin drag and I can highly recommend the mushroom pizza with truffle oil, if you’re feeling peckish.

Here’s a bit more info about the Elkin gallery hop and a handy map:elkin-gallerys gallery crawl map
Join us this Friday August 7th from 6-9 pm for the Elkin Gallery Crawl. Start out at the Foothills Arts Council at 6 for “Roots & Reflections” then from 7-9 check out “Human/Nature” at Smalltown Gallery & “Overflow” at the Elkin Artisan Market. In the lot next to the EAM you’ll find local art vendors and food by Heaven Scent. Wine of course will be available at all stops.

And remember: if you are in High Point this month, my solo exhibit at TAG, Stitched, Stuttered and Screened, is on view through August 21, 2015.

Classes this month: I’m teaching a 1-day screen printing workshop at Sawtooth on Saturday, August 22. We’ll be exploring several screenwriting methods and you’ll leave the class with at least three prints of your very own work. It’s a lot of messy, good fun and we’d love to have you play with us so sign up today!

I hope you all have a beautiful August. Let’s enjoy these last few days of summer as much as we can! I’ll be working on the basement studio construction and possibly designing a t-shirt for Camino’s artist series this month. Lots of fun things on my to-do list, it’s shaping up to be a lovely month.

Summer goings on: Watercolor doodles, Experiments and Classroom time

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Small painitngs – watercolor, glue and sharpies

I’ve been playing around with watercolors the last few weeks to loosen up. It’s nice to have some paper set up and ready for me to add another layer whenever I walk by and have a whim. These are a few cards I’ve made so far by building up layers of drawing, glue and watercolor.

Last week I lead a short Taste of Art class at The Sawtooth School. As always, it was fun exploring the medium of screen printing with newbies. Everyone was great and we made some really fun work in just two hours. If you’d like to get in on the action and you’re local to Winston registration is now open for this Fall’s Experimental Screen Printing class. Sign up, let’s play!

Taste of Art: Screen Printing workshop
Taste of Art: Screen Printing workshop prints
Taste of Art: Screen Printing workshop
I love the interaction of the drawn lines and the over-printed shapes on these two prints

I’ve also had several play-dates with some of my favorite artist friends Nicole Uzzell and Millicent Greason-Spivak in preparation for our next iteration of Flight, Growth and Breaking Open, our show at EM Gallery last year. We’ll be showing new work as an extension of that project in November and December of this year at Inter_section Gallery in Winston. It’s been fun to get our paws back into the collaborative art making.

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A peak at one of our experiments

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!  I’ll check back in soon with more updates! Here’s another snap of my doodling around with markers, making mini-paintings for greeting cards. I just love how much each one of these little pieces change over the course of the process.watercolor sketchs - in progress

A doodle on watercolor paper – ready for glue and then watercolor

Let things overlap and collide – Now is for making

notes for classroom

 

Notes I wrote to myself: Some thoughts to live by in the studio. They aren’t always easy but are very rewarding to keep in mind. The moving forward is the most important part.

Don’t have expectations. Edit yourself later; now is the time for making.

Let yourself PLAY!  Art is an experience. We find the unexpected, freshest ideas through experimentation and letting things collide and overlap.

Let yourself NOT KNOW. This is how we learn. It’s ok if you don’t know the answer or what the outcome will be. We do not have to prove anything.

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experimental screen printing workshop: Paper/found object stencil print paired with screen-blocker painting print

Last night and this morning I did a dry-run, (because, yes, I am a nerd like that) of  the Saturday workshop curriculum. It was very nice to get into the studio and just make a mess. This is gonna be fun! Can’t wait to see what the group creates tomorrow. Here are a few photos from my recent experiments:  Continue reading “Let things overlap and collide – Now is for making”