Virtual Studio

Keeping in touch.

Due to the latest government advice, all my  face to face workshops have been postponed to keep people safe. However there are a number of ways that we can keep in touch. 

Firstly, can I invite you to follow me on Social Media, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter . 


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Open Studio Notts (osnotts.co.uk/virtual-studios-2020/)


As part of Open Studio Notts , I will be uploading free “how to do“ videos for you to explore drawing, printmaking, and painting from the comfort of your home. Just follow the the steps outlined in each video and have a go and make your own artwork.  If you would like to share your work or ask art related questions , join me for one of my  Zoom art meetings. The dates for these will posted here and OSnotts Facebook page. 

Zoom Art Meeting
 
The first virtual face to face meeting will take place using Zoom on Sunday May 10th at 11am. I’m offering the opportunity to meet me as an artist , ask questions and  share tips and ideas. You can also request a demonstration from me if you think this might be helpful. I will prepare the session in my Sherwood studio and will have drawing paper and materials to hand.

To take part please email me  at jeannie.oclark@gmail.com  and I will post out details of how you can join the live Zoom meetings.

I look forward to meeting you both virtually and in person when the world settles .

Virtual Studio May 2020 - Making a collagraph.

Introduction

Part 1: Collagraphs

 

I make my collagraphs by using a piece of mountboard, I then draw into it and add textures, with glue and grit, called cabourundum. Collagraphs can be developed using  simple  cut lines or by adding materials that can create textures when printed .The materials that I have chosen to use (mountboard, parcel tape, and carborundum grit), these will help to create a tonal image when  printed. Collagraphs can be made quickly and plates can be changed and adapted.  It’s an experimental technique – the best results come from practicing, playing and enjoying the process.

Part 2: Drawing the plate

Use a pencil and draw an image directly onto mountboard to start a collagraph.

Part 3: Cutting the plate


Use sharp scalpel with  new blade and cut directly into the plate. Experiment cutting into the top layer of the plate (mountboard) by making marks and creating patterns. 

Part 4: Adding carborundum

Adding carborndum to a plate will help create a dark textured tone when the plate is printed . Place a sheet of paper under your plate. Paint PVA glue to a chosen section of the plate and sprinkle carborundum over it.

Part 5: Adding parcel tape

Adding Parcel tape to a plate creates lighter areas and textures withing a finished image.

Part 6: Drawing with a knife

Use the scalpel to draw lines and add texture .

Part 7: Preparing paper

Using a clean sponge and clean water (not too wet) damp the paper and place it into a plastic bag. Leave the paper there whilst inking the plate

Part 8: Inking the plate 

I used etching ink mixed with etching  extender to ink my plate and I applied the mix using cut sections of mountboard.

Part 9: Wiping the plate 

I remove the ink using a rag or scrim by just taking off the shine and making sure that all the ink goes into the groves.

I take off any excess ink with news print or news paper. The amount of ink that is removed from a plate is a personal choice.

Part 10: Blotting the paper 

Make sure that your hands are clean and blot the dampened paper with a clean towel. If the paper is too wet it will stick to the plate when it goes through the press ..

Part 11: Printing the plate

Prepare the press with tissue paper for the bottom and top of the plate and then print the plate .

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Over the month of May as part of Open Studio Notts , I will be uploading  free “how to do“ videos for you to explore drawing, printmaking, and painting from the comfort of your home. Just follow the the steps outlined in each video and have a go and make your own artwork.  If you would like to share your work or ask art related questions , join me for one of my  Zoom art meetings. The dates for these will posted on my website and OSnotts Facebook page. 

May 09, 2020

Zoom Art Meeting

Online zoom video metting May10th 11 am

I’m offering the opportunity to meet me as an artist , ask questions and  share tips and ideas. You can also request a demonstration from me if you think this might be helpful. I will prepare the session in my Sherwood studio and will have drawing paper and materials to hand.

 

To take part please email me  at jeannie.oclark@gmail.com  and I will post out details of how you can join the live Zoom meetings.

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