Art Workshops for Veterans
As part of a program series for veterans, Art Access has partnered with the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center to offer quality art workshops that are affordable, inclusive and accessible. Funding for these workshops is made possible in part by the Rotary Club of Salt Lake City, David & Sherrie Gee, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
General Workshop Information:
Fee: The registration fee is $10 per person for each six-week session.
Max Enrollment: 12 adults who are veterans of the U.S. military
Fee: $10 - includes all art supplies
Location: Art Access Gallery, 230 South 500 West, #125 in Salt Lake City
Basic Kiln Cast Glass with Sarinda Jones
This class is a rich introduction to kiln casting glass with hand-built refractory molds. Students will complete two (2) projects. These will include a bas-relief casting and a casting made with different forms of glass (frit, powder, and billet) to illustrate the unique qualities of each form. Students will learn fundamental coldworking skills, as well as firing procedures and investment mold recipes.
NOTE: PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A DUST MASK (PROVIDED BY ART ACCESS) DURING CLASS.
Schedule: October 24 & 31, November 7, 14, 21, & December 5, 2013; Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sarinda Jones, a "kiln-formed" glass artist, has a background in fine art and art history. She studied at the internationally renowned Pilchuck Glass School, as well as North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland. An award-winning artist, she was a Niche Finalist in 2010. Sarinda shows her work internationally and has been commissioned to create a variety of glass sculpture pieces for private and commercial patrons.
Collage Art with Liberty Blake
This very accessible art form provides for endless possibilities. Students will explore a variety of collage techniques and produce work in a range of styles, including: cutting and tearing paper; working on wood and canvas; and comparing different glues and types of paper. The class will examine and discuss the work of collage artists such as Henri Matisse and Kurt Schwitters. Basic principles of design and design implementation will also be investigated.
Schedule: January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2014
Liberty Blake started out as a figurative painter, completing her studies at Bath Academy of Art and West Sussex College of Art and Design. The British expat has exhibited in England's National Portrait Gallery and The Mall Gallery in London.
She came to Utah in 1997, initially teaching art and selling her work at Sundance Resort's Art Shack. There, she shifted to working in collage, favoring handmade paper for its singular textures. Her collages and oversized murals have been seen locally as part of the 337 Project and at The Rose Establishment café, and her oversized murals were part of the 2008 Body Worlds exhibit at The Leonardo.
SCULPTURAL PLATES: PRINTMAKING with STEFANIE DYKES
Schedule: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, & May 1, 2014
Students will create collagraph prints using non-traditional tools to make impressions on medium density fiberboard. Tools will be used for carving, hammering, grinding, stamping, sanding, burning, collaging, gluing, and varnishing. Using sustainable and re-purposed supplies, students will explore the combination of mainstream and alternative mark making tools and techniques. Additive and reductive processes in the development of printing formats will be examined while creating relief and intaglio prints.
WHAT IS A COLLAGRAPH?
THINK "COLLAGE" WHEN YOU THINK "COLLAGRAPH" AND YOU'VE GOT THE KEY TO THIS STYLE OF PRINTMAKING. A COLLAGRAPH IS A PRINT MADE FROM A PLATE THAT'S BUILT UP FROM ANYTHING YOU CAN STICK DOWN ONTO OR CARVE INTO A BASE OF CARDBOARD OR WOOD. (THE WORD COMES FROM THE GREEK WORK COLLA (GLUE) AND GRAPHOS (TO WRITE).
Stefanie Dykes received her MFA from the University of Utah in 2010 and is now an adjunct instructor teaching printmaking and drawing at the University of Utah and Westminster College of Salt Lake City. She is a co-founder of Saltgrass Printmakers, a non-profit printmaking studio and gallery located in Sugarhouse. Stefanie has exhibited extensively on a national level and her work has been included in a number of international print exhibitions.