Monday, February 20, 2006

play day at the museum

One Monday a month our Studio Six group meets at the Newark Museum and we make a mess in the print studio. Today, Randy Keenan, who makes the most to-die-for collages and artist's books, joined us. The museum has a Thermofax,so she was able to make some screens and was in Thermofax heaven. We all normally do our own processes - Judy Langille screens fabric. Here she is, working on no doubt what will be another prize winner. Judy has been in Quilt National, the Sedgwick, and now -- Visions. Rachel Cochran works with discharge paste. Last time, her fabric discharged to an amazing shade of BLUE! Today, we did unpredictable screen printing. Great process, which uses thickened dyes. Here is Rachel's screen before she printed. And here she is, afterwards, putting the next layer on the fabric. Diane and I were busy with wax and with our cameras, but I did make some screened fabric as a demo. Don't know yet what the next step will be with this one. It will sit for a while, since I have to finish my batik fabric. More, tomorrow.

8 comments:

Dale Anne said...

Looks like a FUN day was had by all!!!
Very jealous Rayna......LOL

Cathy Kleeman said...

Add me to the jealous list also! What a wonderful opportunity for all of you to have such a space available!

gerrie said...

Oh - I can't wait to have my big studio where I can play like this. I am taking a class from Jane Dunnewold the first week of april - yeah!

Judy said...

OK, so how much of that will you teach us at Campbell? I wanna learn it ALL!!!
Judy

Micki said...

what a great way to spend the day. add me to the jealous list. LOL

Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh I LOVE play days, Rayna! Looks like you all had fun.

Shirley In New Zealand

Scrapmaker said...

Thrilling to see all this activity and the beautiful results. I can only dream of it. Jen

Rayna said...

We are really lucky that the director of education at the museum lets us use the studio on Mondays, when the place is closed to the public and there are no classes. You ought to check with your own education dep't at a museum close to you. We pay a token fee each time and it's great.
We are totally spoiled.