Category: art education


While I can’t post photographs of the wonderful campers that stopped in at my art studio today, I’d like you to look at the camp website to view a few photographs of the those campers that were guests in my art studio. The link to camp is:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/camptimberlane/sets/

I look forward to visiting the campers in the near future, when stop in at Wildwood Park and Zoo this Summer.  I look forward to sharing my knowledge of Munsey and Boda  the two Kodiak bears.

I’d also like to thank all the other guests that have come to my art studio this weekend!  I was thrilled to have returning guests!  We chatted about the conversations we had last year and learned more about each other during their second visitation at the studio.

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Below image “Catch of the Day” / little Intaglio etchings, hooked on the fishnets offers studio guest a selection of original prints that are reasonably priced.

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20170728_005922-1I’m so excited for the opening day at the iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio and welcome all the guests visiting all the art studio’s on the Northwoods Studio Tour!  My art studio is #12 this year on the guide map in the brochure.

To learn more about all the participating artist go to the following link  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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The artwork showcased at the iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio ranges from abstract paper sculptures, charcoal drawings and original prints and collages to more realistic compositions of feathers, leaves and dragonflies.

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There are original prints and mixed media that represent the more tech savvy personality. These compositions are created from segments of computer hardware and have titles that captures the essence of  the materials and/or process of which they are created from, for example; Netscape and Etched In Time.DSC_0106

If you love bears, I have some wonderful greeting cards, coasters, photographs and photographic books of  Kodiak bear cubs.

 

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To learn more about the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour and view the tour map to find my studio (#12 on the tour map) , go to the following link:  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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My wonderful daughter has been a line therapist working with autistic children for the past six years.  In honor of her work and those families and friends touched by autism, I’ve created a new series titled ” Leap Of Faith” which is inspired by my daughters dedication and love for children with autism. These images are as framed collages and  greeting cards at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio (#12 on the brochure tour map) during the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour on July 28th,29th and 30th. The gallery /studio hours are 10:00am- 5:00 pm.  Go to the following link to learn more about all the wonderful artist participating in the tour this year.  www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

I’m posting a few photographs of the artwork that will be showcased during the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour.   iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is located in Arbor Vitae ,about 1 mile north of the Lakeland Airport. My studio is #12 on the brochures guide map.

To learn more about all the wonderful northwoods artists on the tour and view the guide map, go to the following link  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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The WALKABOUT series is inspired by the two rescued Kodiak bear cubs that I’ve been documenting since September  of 2015.  This collage was created from a variety of  original prints that have been cut, torn and/ or paper punched into a wide selection of formations.  The bear is created from paper toweling that has been water-colored and cut into a bear shape.  The background of this composition is created from an original Intglio Print that was water-colored to create more contrast, enhance the prints textures to  entice the viewers visual interest.

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During your visit to my art studio you will have the opportunity to learn how a collagraph plate is created and watch how an original Intaglio print is inked, the special printmaking paper (Rives BFK) is soaked, blotted and pulled through the Intaglio Printing Press to create a one of kind original print.

 

 

DSC_9527 charcoal drawing titled Munsey

The drawing of Munsey had taken me about a solid 24 hours of time from start to finish.  Of course I didn’t sit down for 24 hours and draw the composition all at one time.  I spent about a month working on this drawing, while I worked on other bear related collages.

I used multiple photographs of Munsey in order to get the lighting and perspective of the bear captured correctly.  The fur coat was drawn three different layers because it needed to capture the muscle tone, the bears under coat as well as his wispier top coat.

This wasn’t an easy draw and I had to constantly remind myself that I could accomplish this task if I persevered!  So, I was was very pleased with the end result!

Once I had drawn out the basic outline of the bear in pencil,  I used powered charcoal, feathers, a sham, various types of erasers to draw the this composition.  I had the most fun drawing the fur coat because it lends itself to be more abstract.

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If your interested in viewing Munsey this Summer, please stop in at the    iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio during the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR on July 28th, 29th and 30th.  My gallery is #12 on the tour map this year.   To learn more about the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go to the following link;  www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

I can’t believe that it’s going to be my second year as a member of the NORTHWOODS Art Studio Organization!  The art studio has come a long way over the past few years!  It’s transformed from a dim and ugly space into a warm, inviting and vibrant studio for printmaking, offering art workshops and an ideal area to showcase my artwork!

It’s time to frame and hang new artwork and reorganize the studio for the 2017 NORTHWOODS Art Studio Tour.  Please stop in see what’s new!  To learn more about the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go to the following link:   http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

My studio is #12 on the map this year!

The art studio couldn’t exist without help and support of my family! Especially my husband! Thanks for getting the lighting up to bright the space!

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Thank you to my friends and family that helped with the sales department duties during the 2016 July and October Art Tour events!  You guys made my studio guests feel like family!  It was especially wonderful to meet and greet so many people from my home town of Chicago Ill.!  I can’t wait to meet and visit with all of you!

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I’m always excited about answering questions a guest might have while visiting the studio!  There’s a story to share behind almost every piece of artwork I’ve created in the studio!

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I’ll be instructing a metal sculpture workshop ” Bent Out of Shape” on June 10th, 2017 starting at 9:30 am -12:00 noon.  The class is limited to 15 students! The registration fee is $45.00

Metal Sculpture Workshop  will be held at the Campanile Center  located at 131 Milwaukee St., Minocqua, WI.

 

This should be a fun class, I’ve instructed this workshop at the Wisconsin State 4-H Art Beat Camp (3rd-5th graders) and Wisconsin State 4-H Art Camp (6th-8th graders) at Upham Woods and at a Teachers Conference all  located in Wisconsin Dells.  I’ve also offered this workshop to my art students (3rd-8th graders) at Immanuel Lutheran School in Marshfield, WI. and to the members of the Manito Art League, located in Manitowish Waters, WI.

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Everyone’s  encouraged to create through exploration of the materials, such as bending metal silverware (for example) into acrobatic performers or objects that appear to defy gravity, while creating focal points through the use of glue, ceramics, stones,  glass and metal objects, to represent the artistic style of each artist.

We’ll investigate the importance of “The Creative Process” and be guided by the Principles and Elements of Art.  Utilizing this knowledge will take participants down unexpected artistically inspired roads.  Roads that embrace the development of an artist’s journey in discovering their own creative style!

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I’m a native of Chicago, Illinois, my Intaglio prints, charcoal drawings, collage and assemblages often reflect a blend of that Chicago attitude, energy and perspective, sprinkled with a touch of the Wisconsin north woods flavor.

I’m also a former art instructor for Immanuel Lutheran School.  Since 2004  I’ve instructed workshops on Intaglio Printmaking, Collage, Charcoal Drawing, Altered Books, Metal Sculpture and Assemblages, while mentoring and instructing a multitude of art programs for the UW Extension, State 4-H Arts Camps (personally servicing over 4,000 4-H youth).

Presently I’m the director of Art Gallery 450 located at the UW Marshfield Wood County Campus.  I’ve been a member of Manito Art League since 2004 and in 2016 joined the NORTHWOODS ART TOURS organization   http://www.northwoodsarttour.com . I offer  workshops in the area of printmaking and collage, and sell artwork at the “iMAGiNETHAT!  Art Studio on Bayer Lake Road (one mile north of Lakeland Airport off of North Farming Road.  My art studio is listed as #12 on the art tour map this year.

To register for this workshop http://www.campanilecenter.org/circle-the-center Phone: 715-356-9700

 

 

I’m extremely honored to be involved with the UW Marshfield/ Wood County Campus Art Department serving as the Art Director for Art Gallery 450.  The video above segment depicts a sample of the artwork created in Professor Kitty Kingston’s Art Studio Courses.  The video segment listed below showcases the 2016 Fall semester  art students  and the 2017 Spring semester art students actively involved in the art studio courses offered at the UW Marshfield /Wood County Campus.

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The above image depicts what the elephant collagraph plate looks like after  it was inked and pulled through the printing press to create an original print.  On the right hand side of the picture is a small section of the pulled print.  The elephant prints will most likely be altered through adding watercolor and applied to a background to create a more interesting composition.

The above images are collagraph plates before they’ve been inked. To create the plates I mounted textured wall paper to a high quality mat board. When I was creating some of the Kodiak bear collagraphs,  mounted wash cloth fabric to mat board, which creates a similar texture that resembles the bears fur coat.

The above image’s represent the  inked background plate and how I blocked the formation space for the  elephant plate.

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The image above is of the elephant plate inked and placed on top of the background print.

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The above image depicts the end result.  This piece is far from finished. I will add watercolor and possibly sew on tiny beads to enhance the artwork.

To see the finish product or see how the artwork is created in my studio, please join me on July 28th,29th and 30 or October 6th,7th and 8th. I’ll be demonstrating the printmaking process at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio during the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR. Go to the following link to learn more about all the wonderful and diverse artwork that’s created by artistic members on the art tour.  www.northwoodsarttour.com