Take a journey through the natural world with Artists Len Merlo and Rachel Heberling, and discover new ways of finding compositions for your work. Beginning with an exploration of the grounds surrounding Frontline Arts, participants will draw in their sketchbooks and collect interesting samples from nature. We’ll then explore dynamic compositions from multiple angles and return to the studio to create monotypes using non-toxic Akua inks.
This course will cover many traditional Sanganeri hand block printing techniques. Participants will practice by creating paper greeting cards using pre-carved wooden blocks, followed by block printing on fabric. Open to beginners as well as experienced printers.
This introductory quick-and-easy letterpress course will skim the surface of printing on Frontline Arts’ Vandercook letterpress using custom text and imagery. Each artist will learn the ins-and-outs of printing on the press, as well as how to create custom polymer plates. Using you very own text and designs, you will print a suite of simple one-sided, folded holiday or stationery cards!
Experience the beautiful line qualities achieved with copper in this less-toxic etching class. We will be using a ferric chloride solution along with Andrew Baldwin’s BIG ground. Plus, we will be printing with Caligo and Charbonnel soap & water-washable inks. Drypoint and alternative mark-making techniques will also be covered.
This 2.5 hour workshop will dive into the moving parts of an artist's grant application from budding idea, to proposal development, partnerships, budget, outcomes, and reporting. I ask only that you bring an idea, a real-life project you've been pining to launch or a made-up creative endeavor you'll use to work through the layers of a successful grant application. There's no limit on which artistic media you choose for your project idea.
This two-day screen printing class is open to all experience levels. Printing on dimensional, non-traditional materials such as wood, cylinders, balloons and more, each student will learn the correct methods for preparing and printing on these less-than-usual surfaces.
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.
This class if FULL
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 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.
Deadline to sign up is June 26, 2018 @ 5pm
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
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
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.