Gail Erwin, Artist, Alternative Photography, Cyanotype, Printmaking, Papermaking, Erwinarts, Maynard, ArtSpace, Kingston Gallery

GAIL ERWIN


CLASSES

All classes are taught at my studio at ArtSpace Maynard.  Contact me for a schedule of classes.


Studio

ArtSpace Maynard

63 Summer Street

Maynard, MA 01754

gail@erwinarts.com



BOOK ARTS

This class is for all levels.  We will learn the basics of gluing and stitching in the first class and then combine these skills to make a hard cover book in the last two classes.  The classes are stand alone in that you can take class one or classes two and three.  Other binding techniques are taught according to interest.


PAPERMAKING CLASS

Learn sheet forming, laminating, inclusions, pigmenting and some molding and casting techniques.  Bring items to add to your paper, such as thread, glitter, herbs, pot pourri, feathers, leaves, lace, etc.  Also bring objects to mold paper into such as jello molds.


ALTERNATIVE  PHOTO PROCESSES

Cyanotype (blue print) and Van Dyke Brown printing are alternative photo processes.  Images are contact printed onto paper or fabric.  The surface is coated, exposed to UV light either in the sun or in an exposure unit, developed in water, fixed and rinsed.  One session focuses on Cyanotype and one on Van Dyke Brown, with the last session an open studio to focus on either or both techniques.


GELATIN MONOPRINTING

This class is for all levels.  The process is fun and immediate.  Gelatin monoprints are created using a gelatin plate which allows for a range of images from nearly photographic to mysterious and ethereal.  As the printing process continues, the soft gelatin plate begins to disintegrate, adding another element to the prints.


WATERCOLOR

Explore the wonders of wet on wet watercolor painting.  Experiment with layers of transparencies so inherent in the medium.  Beginning to advanced painters welcome.






Classes

Books Arts

Papermaking

Cyanotype

Monoprinting

Watercolor