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Printmaking Fun with Judy Bales

  • Old Hyde Park Art Center 705 West Swann Avenue Tampa, FL, 33606 United States (map)

Printmaking Fun with Judy Bales

About the Instructor:

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"I am originally from Kansas City, MO, I graduated with a BFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute, May 1977. After graduation I began working in the Advertising and Publishing industry for over 35 years.

In 1994 I relocated my family to accept a job offer in the Tampa Bay area, settling in Land O Lakes. While employed as a graphic designer I continued to explore opportunities to show my fine art Tampa Bay in galleries, art shows and markets locally. I have always been interested in marine life - in the vibrant colors, textures and patterns that exist in all aspects of sea life, but,  along with my interest in nature, I also have a desire to express my faith through my work. I have created quite a body of linoleum prints and etchings of scripture that has ministered to me (or others) throughout the years. I am very interested in Celtic calligraphy and art and like to use some of those influences in my work.
I use 2 different processes of printmaking to create my art. Linoleum block printing requires that I transfer my design (flipped if typography or critical to design) to battleship linoleum, carve out the design, yet leaving the areas that I want the ink to adhere to. When the design is finished, I roll ink onto the block and place the paper on the block. I then put the block on my etching press and cover with felts which add the pressure to get an even print or embossed piece as it is printed.

A definite benefit to the art form is the opportunity to print multiple originals from the same plate/block. While I have printed some limited editions of identical prints, I prefer to hand-color, swap out the papers and ink colors for different effects." ~ Judy Bales

About the Workshop:

  •  We will transfer the pattern/drawing to the easy-carve block and use different carving tools to add line and texture to the block. As time allows, the students may carve and print on other types of block printing materials. I'll provide a nice assortment of papers to create art pieces, bookmarks or cards using one-and two color printing techniques.
  • We'll use different means of printing the blocks using water based ink - the block print press, baren, and brayer.

What to bring: 

  • Students will need to bring a design/drawing that fits on a 4"x6" block. If there is text in the design, they will need to have the image flopped or it will be reversed (and unreadable) in the print. 
  • Optional:  Students can bring a tee shirt if they would like to use instructor’s fabric ink to print their design.
  • Judy will supply all of the materials other than optional tee shirt. 

Workshop Fees:

$50 for members, $65 for non members

4 People minimum & 7 people maximum in this workshop. Only three spots left! Click below to register for this workshop.

Note: If you are NOT a member, please add the Non-Member fee to your cart in addition to the registration fee before submitting your payment. Thank you!

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