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Ticketed Studio Classes

Intimate studio classes will be offered in Monoseriograph, Intaglio: Drypoint, Monoprint, Abstract Basket Weaving, Metalwork, Bookmaking, and Advanced Color Theory. An additional fee of $25-$40/class will cover all materials.

You may register for these classes when you register for the conference; enrollment is limited.

You must be registered for the conference to be eligible to register for and attend these classes.

Friday

Color and Perception: Advanced Color Therapy 
Jeff Atherton

Date/Time: Friday, November 11, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Cost:
$40
Maximum Enrollment: 10 

This workshop will explore the fascinating nature of color perception in humans. Beginning with the basic terminology for color, the workshop will progress through to the lesser known concepts in color and its perceptual reality—a reality far removed from the intuitive sense that color is a stable event. The presentation will include lecture, hands-on work, and demonstrations of the neurobiological elements of color perception.

Bio

A photographer, filmmaker, designer, professor, consultant, and author. Currently a professor of art at Cal State University Long Beach with specialties in advanced color theory, and visual composition. He was the Co-Chair of the Photography Department at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena from 1999-2003. Starting in 2000, he continues to serve as one of the senior set designers, visual media consultant, and a board member for Padua Playwrights, overseeing all aspects of visual design associated with productions in both Los Angeles and New York. His large-scale photographs have been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles and New York. He has written, photographed, and produced two fine press books at the Bieler Press (Notes for A Lost Play, and Black-letter, An Interpretation of the Time and Presence of Johann Gutenberg). Several prominent collections include his work: Harvard University, New York Public Library, Victoria and Albert Museum National Art Library, Columbia Univer-sity Rare Books & Manuscript Library, The British Library, Yale University Sterling Memorial Library, Rochester Institute of Technology Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Univer¬sity of Illinois Urbana/Champaign Library Dept of Rare Books, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles UCLA Special Collections. His work has also been featured in American Photographer, and he has been honored at the Society of Publication Designers Awards Show in New York.

Exploration and Play in Sculptural Forms with Random Weave Basketry
Carrie Burckle

Date/Time: Friday, November 11, 2022

Offered twice
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Cost: $25/session
Maximum Enrollment: 25/session 

In this workshop students will explore the potential use of Round and Flat Reed material traditionally used to make baskets and containers. Reed is easily manipulated into abstract three-dimensional forms and structures. Without preconceived notions of making a utilitarian container, students are encouraged to play with reed to explore its abstract capabilities and forms of self-expression. Play and the use of imagination become the focus when introduced to working with new materials.

Bio

Carrie Burckle is a visual artist, lecturer and educator living in Los Angeles. She received her BFA in Textile Design and MFA in Fibers from California State University Long Beach where she currently teaches in the Fiber Program since 2002. Her work is exhibited nationally. She is a member of Textile Society of America, American Craft Council, Surface Design Association SoCal Rep, and California Fibers. In 2017 Carrie cofounded TextileArts Los Angeles.  

Monoserigraph Printmaking
Kimiko Miyoshi

Date/Time: Friday, November 11, 2022
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
$35
Maximum Enrollment: 15 

Monoserigraph, or silkscreen watercolor monotype, is a one-of-a-kind printmaking process in which painting and/or drawing made with water-soluble media is transferred by means of screen print technique. We use a simple freezer paper stencil in this workshop but photo sensitive-emulsion and screen filler methods will be demonstrated as well.

Bio

Kimiko Miyoshi’s printmaking experience began as a collaborative silkscreen printer in Japan. She was also involved in the reproduction of vintage Ukiyo-E woodcuts as a Kira printer. After receiving her MFA in Studio Art from University of New Mexico, she built scientific exhibitions for Explora Science Center, a children’s science museum, in Albuquerque, NM. The work had a great effect on her creative practice and observational habits. She teaches printmaking at CSU, Long Beach.

Maze Books: Introductory Bookmaking
Sue Ann Robinson

Date/Time: Friday, November 11, 2022
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Cost:
$35/session
Maximum Enrollment: 15 

Maze books are simple but amazing. They are a wonderful prompt to original artwork using simple and available materials. We will use single sheets of paper and a variety of mark-making tools. Examples of mark-making options will be shown. Some basic techniques of the book arts will be covered, but no special book binding skills needed. We will make two or three variations of the maze structure in the workshop. This accordion structure is fun. Everyone will be able to create at least two entirely original maze books. 

Bio

Sue Ann Robinson is an artist, educator, author, and museum professional with over thirty years of experience in all these fields. She is currently the Curator Emerita at the Long Beach Museum of Art and teaches Artist Books and Paper Making at CSULB. Her artist books are in many public collections including the Getty Research Institute, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is the recipient of numerous grants and residencies including the Women’s Studio Workshop, the Visual Studies Workshop, and a City of Los Angeles Fellowship (C.O.L.A.) Recently her work was included in Book Art Artifact at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She is the Program Chair for the California Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers and a member of the College Book Art Association. 

Saturday

Cold Connections: Metal + Rivets
Susanna Ali

Date/Time: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Offered twice
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Cost: $25/session
Maximum Enrollment: 25/session

Have you ever wanted to connect metal to paper, wood, plastics, or cardboard?

Come and join us in this mixed media with metal workshop as we cold-connect metals to our journals, notebooks and binders. Learn techniques that can be applied to a multitude of mixed media projects. Three kinds of copper rivets will be demonstrated and additional cold connecting samples such as jump rings and micro nuts and bolts will be on display. I will also give a brief introduction on stamping and texturing techniques on copper and brass for those who are interested.

Please bring an existing hard cover book, hard cover journal or hard cover sketchbook to this workshop where you will learn to hand and machine drill both the cover of the book and the existing metal shapes to embellish, identify and add texture. 

Bio

Susanna Speirs Ali is the head of the Metals Program at California State University Long Beach where she teaches classes in Metal fabrication, Jewelry, Metalsmithing and Casting. She holds a M.F.A. (1996) from The University of Washington, Seattle, WA, as well as a B.F.A. (1993) from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. Susanna Speirs Ali has also studied at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Pilchuck Glass School. She has been published in Metalsmith Magazine and exhibits her work internationally.

Intaglio: Drypoint
Tava Tedesco

Date/Time: Saturday, November 12, 2022
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
$25
Maximum Enrollment: 25

We will cover the basic concepts of intaglio printing through the drypoint process by discussing a brief history, tools and materials. Using plastic plates, we’ll explore various tools and ways to create marks and generate images onto the plastic matrix. The finished plates will then be printed using water soluble Akua inks and printmaking papers then printed on an alternative portable press. The presses utilize a pasta maker mounted on a wooden base to mimic the mechanics of a traditional etching press.

Monotype Printmaking
Tava Tedesco

Date/Time: Saturday, November 12, 2022
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Cost:
$25
Maximum Enrollment: 25 

We will explore the painterly techniques and application of the monotype printing process. Using a plastic plate as the matrix, we will paint and apply the water soluble akua inks to the surface. Once the painting and application of inks are finished, the images will be printed onto printmaking paper using an alternative portable press; the press utilizes a pasta maker mounted on a wooden base to mimic the mechanics of a traditional etching press.

Bio

Tava Tedesco currently lives and works in Long Beach, California. Receiving her BA at the University of Hawaii, Manoa she became greatly interested in printmaking. While receiving her M.F.A. in Printmaking from the California State University of Long Beach, alongside continuing her printmaking practice, she began running a mobile artist residency space known as SiteSpace, inviting and hosting artists to engage with the communities around them and their artistic practices. These collaborations served as important experiences that shaped her own practice and teaching. Currently she teaches printmaking at CSULB, centering her teaching on the importance of providing and teaching sustainable, alternative and accessible approaches to the medium.