Friday, June 17, 2011

Jamestown Art Center: printmaking time!

The road to Jamestown is complete. I have spent this week in my home away from homes; Jamestown, North Dakota. I love the kids of this town, and I walked into the art center to an awesome group of students.

The class is only half over and I am teaching these 14 students, linoleum cuts, stamp printing, gyotaku fish printing, screen printing and mono printing. I could write a series of blogs on each printmaking technique, and write even more about the strategies of teaching these techniques to kids of all different ages. My strategy is to teach the concept and explain the potential uses and the potential visual outcomes for each method and then turns the kids loose. There would be benefit in also hand holding kids through a very step by step process to achieve a particular outcome as well.

Enjoy the photos. I am glad to swing back into Jamestown. Next week I attend the International Music Camp, and teach an art program to middle school ages kids. The week following I return to Jamestown to paint a huge mural at the old nearby folks home.





6 comments:

Took said...

Looks like a great time!

Anonymous said...

Nice work!

Lisa said...

Great work you are up to. Lucky children that have you teaching them to be artists. We miss you in Maine! Maybe come back for the Bring our war $$ home Care-a-van 9/11-10/10?

laura said...

I'm going to be in Jamestown the week of July 4th teaching drawing classes (can't wait!). If that is when you are painting your mural let me know and I would be happy to help you out.

Laura
laurawennstrom.com

williamhessian said...

Laura! Thanks so much. I actually might be around that week to do a little work on it, and I would love your help.

Thanks for the comments Lisa and Took. Lisa i am not sure if i will be around then or not.

williamhessian said...

Laura! Thanks so much. I actually might be around that week to do a little work on it, and I would love your help.

Thanks for the comments Lisa and Took. Lisa i am not sure if i will be around then or not.

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