Printmaking Playdate!

Come have some fun! Join other members and facilitator Leslie Kruzicki for some printmaking fun. It might get messy! Leslie will be bringing all sorts of objects and tools to use. We will print from found objects (bubble wrap, tweezers, film reel, hubcaps, cardboard – etc etc). We will be using specialty rollers with designs on them. We will play with mono printing – either on Gelli plates or plexiglass. There will be few rules.

Come to Riverside Presbyterian (849 Park St Jax 32204) on February 19th 10am. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED!!! (and provided if you don’t have one)

Upcoming Events

February 19th: Printmaking Playdate Leslie printmaking with Gelli plates and found objects. Hands On play. It might get messy!

*March 19th: Anna Miller, a great presentation about composition

April 16th: Susan Smith “Getting In Line”

*May 21st: Elena Ohlander mixed media graphics

June: Jennifer Stone workshop 24-26

*July 16th: Ali Manning – journal project 90 minutes-ZOOM

Creativity without Rules…RULES!

We are so fortunate to have Stephanie Lee joining us from Oregon via Zoom. She will be showing us how to break the rules with style. Stephanie is an active ‘artists’ mentor”. If any one can get you going and loosen you up she can. She will be using encaustic, paint and plaster in a unique way.

Hands on is the Best!

Cindy Wilson brought her A game to our meeting Saturday. She had everything we needed to do our own Batiks, either on fabric or watercolor paper. There is no doubt in this artists mind that batik and it’s unique properties could be incorporated into a mixed media piece. These pictures speak louder than I can….

Seeing Our Art Tribe was FUN

We had our first in person meeting last month. Boy was every one excited! Hopefully, despite Delta, we can meet again in September. Presenter TBA.

We all enjoyed our new location. It was comfortable and full of light. It was also great to go to the Riverside Arts and Farmers Market, and out to lunch afterward. So many places to choose from to eat! Riverside is truly a unique area and I’m sure we will enjoy exploring while are meetings are held there.

Our presenter Caroline Hamill taught us about wood block printing. Her work is lovely. Her husband pitched in and taught us quite a bit about the history of block printing. Members brought some work they had done to show off. We also received a challenge item (or two)! We missed a lot of you though, we are glad if you could participate via Zoom, but you did miss some details by not attending.

July meeting in person! REGISTER NOW!

For our first IN PERSON meeting since last March. We will have social distancing in place. Only 35 people can attend so registration is mandatory. If you have a +1 please register them separately. We are so so so excited to be able to see some of you again. Our presenter will be Caroline Hamill and her husband presenting. He will tell us about some of the history of Block Printing and Caroline will SHOW us how to do it. I can definitely see using a block print for a base or a portion of a Mixed Media piece! NEW LOCATION:

Riverside Presbyterian Church 849 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

More details to follow.