Family Art Night – Printmaking September 21

Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m. September 21
Class Fee: $5.00/person
Gather the family together for a fun night of art. Explore the possibilities of printmaking using foam and Gelli Plates. Use brayers to roll ink onto your designs and pull a print. Advanced registration is appreciated.

NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: Southwest Michigan Printmakers

July 6 through 29
Southwest Michigan Printmakers
Reception Saturday, July 29, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont. 231-924-4022.

Originating from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ print studio in the mid-1970’s, the Southwest Michigan Printmakers is a diverse and informal group of regional artist/printmakers dedicated to the creation of hand-made and fine art prints. Meeting bi-monthly, the group encourages artists working in printmaking and promotes excellence in the various print mediums. Through exhibitions of their works, SWMP helps to encourage public knowledge, understanding, and support for printmaking.

The prints from this invitational were exhibited at both Little Cities Gallery in Kalamazoo, and in the Ginza Tower Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. The exhibit encompasses a wide selection of printmaking materials and processes.

The KIA print studio is enjoying renewed interest from the community. Artists and students actively utilize the well-equipped studio for classes, workshops, and personal use.

Introduction to Printmaking

Saturday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

May 6

Class Fee: $25 ($20 Members)

Ages 8-18

Block, collagraph, monotype…all different forms of printmaking you can learn about in an afternoon and continue on at home! Materials for printmaking can be found anywhere, the creativity is what you need to add!

Printmaking: Ancient Art Made Contemporary

Printmaking: Ancient Art Made Contemporary
September 19 through October 15
Reception, September 23, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.

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Olivia Timmons

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Annie Wassmann

Lee Ann Frame-Traveling Marbles II

Lee Ann Frame

From the beginning when humans would put mud, blood or paints on their hands and make prints upon walls of caves to record their stories or to communicate an event, printmaking has been an important tradition. We’ve come a long way from those days to engraving metal plates, carving wood or linoleum blocks, creating lithographs and screens to make our prints. The one thing that ties them together is the ability to make multiples, to share an image more than once, to put art in the hands of many. This exhibit will combine multiple methods of printmaking, with the talents of regional contemporary printmakers to show how the tradition continues in contemporary times.

Alynn Guerra, Lee Ann Frame, Ladislav Hanka, Johanna Paas, Olivia Timmons, Cindi Ford, Annie Wassmann, Andrew Jagneicki and Chad Pastotnik will be featured in this printmaking exhibition.

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Alynn Guerra

Spring Vacation Classes for Kids- Creative Printmaking

Fill your week with art!! Fun classes all week! Join us for “make and take” art experiences.

10:00 -11:30 a.m.

$5.00 per person

Instruction begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Ages 5+

Monday, April 4 Clay Hand Building (Clay pieces may be picked up after April 11)

Tuesday, April 5 Wood Scrap Animals

Wednesday, April 6 Creative Printmaking

Thursday, April 7 Painting

Exploring Printmaking with Andrew Jagniecki

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

April 18

Ages 14-Adult

If you have never explored the art of printmaking then this is the perfect opportunity. Andrew’s focus as a printmaker is capturing scenes from the natural environment. Join him in learning about the art of linoleum printmaking. In this class students will learn to compose a strong design, transfer the image to linoleum, use carving tools, and then apply ink to create a series of reduction prints that could be framed or become unique greeting cards. Printmaking is an exciting art form that has broad appeal. Pick up a design guide sheet at the NCCA-Artsplace in preparation for the class. Bring a lunch.

Bon a Tirer – Okay To Print – Lee Ann Frame & Andrew Jagniecki

 

Bon a Tirer – Okay To Print
Lee Ann Frame & Andrew Jagniecki
March 29 – April 26
Reception April 11 • 5:30  – 7:00 p.m.

Born near the shores of Lake Michigan, Lee Ann Frame currently teaches at Muskegon Community College
and owns Norris Creek Printmaking Studio. She earned a MFA in printmaking, is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists and a signature member of the International Experimental Artists Society.

SONY DSCAndrew Jagniecki’s background is in printmaking, drawing, painting, and sculpture. He likes to work with common things we see every day, landscapes and landmarks, animals, still life, people and plant life. A retired educator, Andrew likes working on woodcuts, etchings, and paintings. His work has been included in many regional shows and as far afield as Kyoto International Woodcut Show in Japan.

Together LeeAnn and Andrew will exhibit many different examples of printmaking including wood cut block, lithograph, and inaglio/etching along with many different techniques within each type.