ArtsEast and the Art Center at the Old Library is pleased to offer Professional Development Workshops during the ArtsEast Biennial 2014 show for any who wish to attend.
The first in a series of four Professional Development Workshops is led by Frank Janzen, Master Printmaker at Crow’s Shadow Instituite of the Arts in Pendleton. “Monotype Printing” will be on August 2, from 10am – 4pm at the Art Center at the Old Library. The fee for this workshop with Frank Janzen is $75. Space is limited to 12 participants. To register, call ArtsEast 541-962-3629 or the Art Center 541-624-2800. You can also register for “Monotype Printing” and other workshops online at http://artseast.org/artseast-biennial-2014/
ABOUT “MONOTYPE PRINTING” All materials and equipment will be supplied by Crow’s Shadow including paper. Participants will be using a small etching press so all of the paper will be torn to 11” x 15” as well as being registered. Participants will be able to create a print that has been printed edge to edge (bleed print) or one with a pristine border. There will not be any particular theme; participants are invited to create anything they wish from realistic landscape to abstract or anything in between. Due to the limited amount of time, the initial demonstration will be about mixing and modifying inks and using a roller or a brush to achieve a consistent layer of ink on a Plexiglass plate. Frank will also explain the various mark-making techniques as well as discussing signing, documentation, and preservation of prints.
ABOUT FRANK JANZEN: Frank moved to the Pendleton area from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to become Crow’s Shadow Institute of Art’s first full-time resident Master Printer in 2001. He is an artist in his own right, working mainly in printmaking and painting, and has collaborated with numerous artists in the U.S., Canada, and South Africa in the creation of limited edition lithographs. A gifted instructor, Frank collaborates with artists of all ages and skill levels. Whether working one-on-one with professional artist of guiding a classroom of high school students through the technically challenging medium of fin-art printmaking, Frank has demonstrated an ability to help translate the artist’s vision onto paper.