Laser Beams and Printing Things with Mike Stark
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Laser Beams and Printing Things with Mike Stark

In this one day workshop, students will get an introduction to a modern woodblock printmaking tool, the laser cutter. Students will have their blocks created prior to the class by the instructor, and will spend the day printing and reworking their image on traditional etching presses. Basic Adobe Illustrator or similar program skills and access necessary prior to taking this class!

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STORIES - Annual Benefit
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

STORIES - Annual Benefit

The benefit will be held inside the picturesque Hunterdon Art Museum, a former 19th century stone mill overlooking the Raritan River and Waterfall. We will enjoy a lovely and unique sit-down catered meal, inclusive of dessert, an incredible silent auction full of tantalizing items up for bid to benefit Frontline Arts’ programming, an interactive wine pull full of an array of lovely wines, and spoken word storytelling to saturate our minds.

Purchase tickets here: https://frontlinearts.wildapricot.org/event-3292436

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Print & Repeat: Letterpress Printed Patterns with Dave DiMarchi
Nov
2
to Nov 9

Print & Repeat: Letterpress Printed Patterns with Dave DiMarchi

This workshop will cover the following: creating an edition of text and image-based prints, suitable for wheat paste and wallpaper installations, wrapping papers and protest posters. Participants will explore repeating pattern imagery and text as well as learning how to properly carve and print a 2-color linoleum block and vintage letterpress wood type.

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A Monotype Intensive with Ron Pokrasso
Nov
11
to Nov 13

A Monotype Intensive with Ron Pokrasso

This workshop covers a wide range of techniques possible in the monotype process and continues through the use of collage, drawing, and multiple plate projects. It will also focus on modifying and mixing inks, layering imagery and exploring the limits of paper, along with various registration techniques and limitless opportunities.

This class is FULL! You can sign up for the waitlist

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Pamper & Production with Ron Pokrasso
Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

Pamper & Production with Ron Pokrasso

“Pamper and Production,” is a shared full-day assisted printing session custom made for your particular needs and geared to give you the greatest amount of personal attention and production output. The only supplies you might consider bringing are any personal tools as well as brushes and collage material. As a Master printer and instructor Ron can offer assistance and education at whatever level you choose.

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Silkscreen Monoprinting with Dave DiMarchi
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Silkscreen Monoprinting with Dave DiMarchi

This workshop will cover the following: exploring silkscreen monoprinting in subtle, painterly ways, building a suite of images in soft layers, transparent masks and unique mark-making. A perfect workshop for painters and printmakers, this course is more exploratory than technical; artists will print a suite of 20 prints investigating color and mark-making, transparency and tone, scale and shape, and methodical, freeform design.

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Non-Toxic Etching: Coffee Lift and Soft Ground with Len Merlo and Lindsey Knipe
Dec
7
to Dec 14

Non-Toxic Etching: Coffee Lift and Soft Ground with Len Merlo and Lindsey Knipe

This workshop will cover the following: creating two small editions of prints from copper plates using soft ground and the coffee lift technique. The overall goal of this class is to introduce non-toxic alternatives into traditional intaglio printmaking techniques. No etching experience required!

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Lasercut Woodblocks with Mike Stark FREE Demo
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Lasercut Woodblocks with Mike Stark FREE Demo

Ever been curious about how you can incorporate a laser cutter into your printmaking practice, but not sure you’re ready to jump in to a longer class? While relief printing can take years to master, this free midday workshop will help you become familiar with the possibilities of technology. Join us to print an assortment of blocks, allowing you to determine how this tool may be beneficial to your own practice. No experience required!

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Screen Printing Basics (add'l session for waitlist) with Dave DiMarchi
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Screen Printing Basics (add'l session for waitlist) with Dave DiMarchi

Explore the ins-and-outs of basic multiple color screen printing! Using a combination of simple digital techniques and hand-printing, artists will tackle the intricacies of screen printing with ease, and leave with a new set of skills --and an edition of prints!

Deadline to sign up is July 26th

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Traditional and Experimental Paper Marbling with Keith Garubba
Jul
24
to Jul 26

Traditional and Experimental Paper Marbling with Keith Garubba

This survey workshop will cover the following: Water-based marbling methods, Suminigashi, Turkish Marbling, and Experimental Marbling. This is designed as an introductory experience in marbling, but will leave plenty of room for learning and experimentation even if you have some experience already.

The class is FULL! You can sign up for the waitlist here:

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Screen Printing Basics with Dave DiMarchi
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Screen Printing Basics with Dave DiMarchi

Explore the ins-and-outs of basic multiple color screen printing! Using a combination of simple digital techniques and hand-printing, artists will tackle the intricacies of screen printing with ease, and leave with a new set of skills --and an edition of prints!

This class is FULL! You can sign up for the 2nd session in August

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Quick & Dirty Letterpress Broadsides with Dave DiMarchi
Jun
12
to Jun 19

Quick & Dirty Letterpress Broadsides with Dave DiMarchi

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.

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Relief Printing on the Letterpress with Dave DiMarchi
Apr
13
to Apr 27

Relief Printing on the Letterpress with Dave DiMarchi

This introductory quick-and-easy relief printing course will explore designing, transferring and carving an image onto a linoleum block for a multiple-color printed edition. Using Frontline Arts’ Vandercook Letterpress, artists will dive into printing their blocks rapidly—letting the Vandercook tackle all the hard parts of printing. Registering second and third colors, and creating a beautifully-printed editions is a breeze!

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Hand-Drawn and Photographic Solarplate with Len Merlo and Rachel Heberling
Mar
30
to Apr 6

Hand-Drawn and Photographic Solarplate with Len Merlo and Rachel Heberling

Up your skills or get introduced to the wonders of Solarplate photopolymer etching! We will start with hand-drawn marks on Mylar in the first class, then edit photographic imagery in Photoshop for transparencies in the 2nd class.

This class is FULL! You can sign up for the wait list.

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Silkscreen Monoprinting with Dave DiMarchi
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Silkscreen Monoprinting with Dave DiMarchi

This workshop will explore silkscreen monoprinting in subtle, painterly ways, building a suite of images in soft layers, transparent masks and unique mark-making. A perfect workshop for painters and printmakers, this course is more exploratory than technical.

This class is FULL! You can sign up for the waitlist

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Professionally Photographed Artwork Sessions with Christopher Ernst
Jan
17
2:00 PM14:00

Professionally Photographed Artwork Sessions with Christopher Ernst

You've made the artwork, but now you need a high-resolution photograph to submit for open calls, residencies, and grants. How can you ensure you will get the sharpest, highest quality image to capture your technique? Book a block of time with professional photographer, Christopher Ernst, to have your artwork professionally photographed! You can book as little as one time slot for just one piece of artwork, or up to as many pieces as you like.

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Grant Writing for Artists with Manda Gorsegner
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Grant Writing for Artists with Manda Gorsegner

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.

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Etching Copper with Rachel Heberling
Nov
3
to Nov 17

Etching Copper with Rachel Heberling

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 class is FULL! You can sign up for the wait list

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ONLINE VIDEO Tech Talk: Etching from Photographic Inspiration with Rachel Heberling
Oct
31
2:00 PM14:00

ONLINE VIDEO Tech Talk: Etching from Photographic Inspiration with Rachel Heberling

for current members only:

Nerd-out on technical issues in printmaking with us! We are launching our very first ONLINE VIDEO Tech Talk: Etching from Photographic Inspiration with Rachel Heberling, October, 2018. Stay tuned for a YouTube video link, sent to your inbox!

Tech Talk is a benefit of membership.

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Polymer Plate Letterpress Holiday Cards & Stationery with Dave DiMarchi
Oct
13
to Oct 20

Polymer Plate Letterpress Holiday Cards & Stationery with Dave DiMarchi

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!

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Warrior Writers - Free Workshops at Frontline Arts
Oct
7
to Dec 2

Warrior Writers - Free Workshops at Frontline Arts

Warrior Writers NJ offers free writing workshops at Frontline Arts for veterans and family members on war and home front experiences.

Workshops are held from Noon to 4:00pm in the second floor main gallery.

UPCOMING DATES:

Sunday, Oct. 7

Sunday, Nov. 4

Sunday, Dec. 2

For more information, contact: Jan Barry at janbarry61@hotmail.com

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Monotypes of the Natural World with Len Merlo and Rachel Heberling
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Monotypes of the Natural World with Len Merlo and Rachel Heberling

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 CLASS IS FULL!

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ARTIST SERIES:  Coffee & Critique
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

ARTIST SERIES: Coffee & Critique

NEXT Café CULTURE:

Thursday, September 20th from 6:00-7:30pm

COFFEE & CRITIQUE

@ Frontline Arts Studios

Bring a finished piece of your artwork or a work-in-progress to share with the group! Artist members in attendance along with professional artist staff will provide feedback to you on technique, content, and context. From emerging to professional artists, all current members of Frontline Arts are welcome!

Coffee of choice this evening will be Booskerdoo, a regional fair trade roastery in Monmouth County, NJ.

We'll also have homemade scones and a variety of teas if coffee isn't your thing!

Please RSVP to Manda@frontlinearts.org if you're planning to attend, or pop on over if it's spur of the moment! We hope to see you there!

Café Culture is a benefit of membership.

Image credit:  Brooke Lark

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BIG INK @ FA
Aug
28
to Sep 29

BIG INK @ FA

exhibition runs: aug 28th - sept 29th

opening reception: thursday, september 6th from 6:00-8:00pm

Showcasing the 7 large scale woodcut relief prints made here on-site and outdoors with BIG INK during Community Art Day in July of 2018, alongside 8 remarkable BIG INK prints from their archives!


15 large scale woodcuts, on display in the Frontline Arts Gallery this September!

Please join us for the opening reception, Thursday, September 6th from 6-8 pm!

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National Open Call:  ARMISTICE DAY, 2018
Aug
20
to Sep 30

National Open Call: ARMISTICE DAY, 2018

Deadline to Submit:  September 30, 2018 at Midnight

Exhibition will be on display at Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ

from November 10, 2018 thru January 18, 2019

 

ARMISTICE DAY, 2018

On November 11th, 2018, the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day the guns fell silent on the Western Front and the fighting ended in the War to End All Wars.

This November, Puffin Cultural Forum and Frontline Arts will commemorate that date in all its bitter irony: the sorrow and pity of the War, the hundred bloody years it spawned, and the early hopes for world peace.

For the full prospectus, please click here.

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Silkscreen Monoprints and Variable Prints with Keith Garubba
Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Silkscreen Monoprints and Variable Prints with Keith Garubba

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

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Books on Tapes with Dave DiMarchi
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Books on Tapes with Dave DiMarchi

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.

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struggle to EXIST
Jul
15
to Aug 18

struggle to EXIST

Check out the exhibitions page for more information!

Exhibition runs from July 15th through August 18th

Please join us for an opening reception, Thursday, July 19th, 6-8 pm

This show exhibit works from artists across the nation to deepen the discourse of North American bird species and their struggles to exist, both on the individual level and also on the species level.

 

Image: Drowning I'iwi by Patrick Vincent

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