Sunday, February 27, 2011

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OMG Printmaking!!! at Charlottesville Trade School

Seventeen hours of southward travel from Tamworth, New Hampshire, places one a city between the hills: Charlottesville, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is here. The Pomp lives here. Many more delightful individuals and efficient bagel shops are here, too.

Last night I had the honor & pleasure of assisting with a mixed media printmaking class at the Charlottesville Trade School.

More info from the site...
The Charlottesville Trade School is turning seemingly ordinary spaces into energized classrooms where friends, neighbors, co-workers, and strangers share skills and good company. We're putting a twist on education with a work + play mentality.

Bartering is back! Rather than paying for instruction, students sign up to learn new trades by meeting the teacher’s barter requests—anything from a dozen free range eggs, a good book, mixed CDs/TAPES, a random act of kindness, tools, to an original work of art! The trade school is a forum for exchange.

Classes are held at various locations around Charlottesville and will typically last 1-2 hours on weekday evenings.


Our class, OMG Printmaking!!!, covered the processes of silkscreen, etching, intaglio, relief, and letterpress. Participants got some hands-on experience with silkscreen, relief (see Avery's sah-weet wood chopping/printing setup), and letterpress.

So rewarding to share & so much fun. And I'm not even specifically referring to the 84-cookie payment. (Imminent bloating). More photos on Charlottesville Trade School Flickr!

"My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding."


-"Are you requesting insurance money for a replacement or a repair?"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Save Keiko, Give A Heifer, Save The Rainforest, Sponsor A Child, March With Dimes...

Hell yes. So's the "deal"...I'm doing serious business cleaning of my tabletop letterpress studio/closets/portfolios. Pretty much ALL stored/saved prints from 2008-Present need to travel! Even MORE next time I can get intimate with the crawlspace in my mom's house. Prices basically cover packing & shipping. Claim something before I start sending them to strangers. You know how that goes.

Valentine's Day Cards, Everyman HUGE Prints, stuff from the Art in the Age Exhibition last year...

- If you don't see it HERE, I probably have it , mis-labeled, somewhere under something else rolled in glassine.
- If you don't see the color/quantity of some small letterpressed token were hoping for, I probably have the plate/lockup stashed and can easily accommodate.
- I enjoy negotiations. Don't feel weird about emailing me directly to "haggle."


Robin B. McDowell

P.S. Look how tidy everything is now...

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