Come nerd out about all ways of registration with our own, Rachel Heberling. Whether it's T-and-bar, intaglio, letterpress, relief or screen- eyeballing or hole punching/pin registration, we will talk all about it. No actual printing will be done, just showing examples.
Open to members only
Over the past four years, Haystack and Frontline Arts have actively developed a program for military veterans based on the “combat paper” model of taking discontinued military uniforms and transforming them into handmade paper. Our goal with these workshops has been to highlight the veteran artist movement and provide opportunities for veterans to learn from one another in a supportive community of makers.
This year we have expanded the program to include workshops in ceramics, papermaking, and writing, taught by artists who are both veterans and leaders in their respective fields.
In this two-session course, artists will combine the rich tonalities and textures of Carborundum Prints with the mysterious effects of collagraph and drypoint. All materials, mediums and clean up materials will utilize non-toxic methods that fulfill the mission of our non-toxic and environmentally safe initiative.
Join us for the Frontline Arts’ Annual Benefit,
INK & PULP
An Evening to Recognize our Roots
Honoring & Recognizing
Founder, Peter Chapin | Former Director, Patricia Franchino |
Frontline Paper Supporter, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of
Johnson & Johnson | Dedicated Volunteer, Len Merlo
Saturday, June 9th 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm
Sit-down Dinner, Dessert & Donation Bar
Silent Auction & Wine Pull
Handmade Paper Rosette Station
Spoken Word Performances from our Veteran Community
Private Viewing of Hunterdon Art Museum Galleries
Live Classical Music
With everything fresh in mind, hear Rachel discuss all techniques she learned while assisting Ron Pokrasso for 2 weeks in Florence at the Santa Reparata International School of Art. She will have worked intensively with almost 20 students in monotype, collage, chine collé, ImagOn and Solarplate.
Open to members only
Writing artist statements and bios can be frustrating or daunting at times. It may be difficult to write about your own work in a clear and concise way. In addition, you need to know your audience!
Whether this is your first time writing your artist statement and bio, or you need to update an old one, this workshop is designed to help you understand your audience and effectively describe your work and process. We will also discuss the ins and outs of developing a strong artist bio and how to set it apart from your artist statement.
This is an interactive workshop for artist professional development, so be prepared to talk about yourself and provide feedback to others!
This course will explore the basics of papermaking with nature! We will begin the first session with a nature walk around the Frontline Arts grounds. Working with a variety of collected, harvested and sourced natural fibers — like iris, hosta and milkweed — artists will be introduced to methods, tools, equipment and techniques for Western papermaking, including the creation of pulp from these fibers.
This intermediate book-binding course will delve deeply into creating two beautifully handmade hardcover books: a traditional Coptic book, and a full-spread book with an intricately constructed cover. Every artist will leave with two beautiful handmade books, and all the knowledge needed to explore binding in their own work.
This course will explore methods for using the silkscreen process to produce one-of-a-kind prints and/or variable prints in a rapid manner. Water-activated crayons, monoprint inks, as well as traditional screen inks will all be used in conjunction with stencils, tapes, and screen drawing fluid to give a unique, selectively colored effect to an image.
Frontline Arts is demonstrating our brand-new service of letterpress photopolymer platemaking! If you would like to design your own imagery and use a modern font (or just aren't THAT into typesetting) learn how to create KF-95 polymer letterpress plates AND print them on our type-high, gridded Boxcar base.
Did you know it was possible to etch intaglio plates without all the toxins, fumes and solvents? Are you frustrated by attempts with acrylic grounds and runny inks? Then this class is for you! Even if you’ve never done etching, you will learn all the basics using Andrew Baldwin’s BIG ground and Caligo soap & water-washable inks on a zinc plate.
This class is FULL! you can sign up for the waitlist:
Textile printing is the process of applying color to fabric in definite patterns or designs. In properly printed fabrics the color is bonded with the fiber to resist washing and friction. This course instructs semi-experienced printmakers to explore textile screen printing to enhance their skills.
Students will learn how to use the NEW non-toxic Akua Carborundum Gel to create quick and easy printmaking plates. This process yields a rich velvety surface which can be worked into using dark-field reductive techniques similar to a monotype or mezzotint.
This class is FULL! You can sign up for the waitlist
Looking for some FREE fun on a Friday night? Bring your favorite retro board games, dress in your '80s finest, and get ready to rock out and make some prints! We'll have pizza, refreshments, tunes, games, interactive stations and art fun for the whole family! Featuring, "What's Your Art Smell," "What's Your Art Superpower," and "Send Rachel to Vegas." Don't miss out!
In this bookbinding workshop artists will become familiar with the tools, materials and tricks of the book binding trade! Throughout this course, we’ll explore contemporary bookbinding, creating multiple book structures for highly personalized soft and hardcover artists’ books—ideal for journals, sketchbooks and artist books.
THIS CLASS IS FULL!
This workshop introduces the art and craft of letterpress printing of experimental, purpose-driven broadsides and posters. Using handset wood and metal type, along with other relief printing elements, artists will design and hand-print broadside/poster projects in small editions on the Vandercook press.