Saturday, August 19, 2017

Our first young printmakers workshop

It seems all good things start small. If that is the case, then we expect extraordinarily amazing activities to follow.  Our first workshop for young children was small, but Zoe and Lucy dug in and made some wonderful work. (I'll post pictures of the work later).  If you would like to explore printmaking, have some fun, and rediscover your inner child, contact us.


Lucy and Zoe inking their drypoint plates

Lucy helping with cleanup. 

Zoe at the press

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Final Summer Papermaking Class was Fantastic!

Liz Tercek's painted handmade sheet. This was her first time making paper.

Liz creating her painted image on her formed sheet

Liz Tercek and Nancy Barasch working on their sheets. Nancy signed up for all three workshops!

Nancy's grandson joined us for the first day.

Nancy's final experimentation after 5 weeks: pigmented cast paper from an antique doll's head.
 This will be attached to another of her formed sheets.

Nancy's landscapes were experimental and very successful: double-couching and watermarks!

Liz exploring pulp painting for the first time.

One of Liz's double-couched and  pulp painted sheets.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

new classes and workshops

The Center for Collaborative Research
Press and Paper on Wheels

Fall Classes 2017

TO REGISTER

Call 773-746-3241 or email centerforcollaborativeresearch@gmail.com
A $10 deposit saves your place in the class.

Classes will be held at St. Matthew’s Guild Hall, 5900 7th Ave, Kenosha, on the 2nd floor.

*All classes are taught by David Jones, Director, Master printer and co-founder of the CCR. Previously the Director of Anchor Graphics, Chicago and adjunct faculty at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.*

NEW POW (Press on Wheels)
Are you interested in having us host a workshop in your studio, home, Community Center, Classroom or Creative Space? Contact us to discuss possibilities, costs, and availability about workshops tailored specifically to your groups' needs.

 Call 773-746-3241 or email centerforcollaborativeresearch@gmail.com

Classes 2017

Drypoint for Kids 1-day session. Noon to 3PM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
Elementary school age
Class size limit 8
Want to get inky? Bring your own drawings or family photos, size 5” x 7”. We’ll provide the plexi, inks, etching tools, and etching press. Make your own etchings, learn how to ink them, run them through the press, and print multiples. This is a non-toxic method.
Instructor: David Jones. Class fee is $35 plus $5 materials fee.

Drypoint on Plexi 2-day session
TUESDAY and THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH and 7th, 6 – 9 PM
Class size limit 8
For all levels. You don’t need to know how to draw to create etchings. Bring your photographs or other images to place under plexi, size 5” x 7.” With this non-toxic method, you’ll use an engraving tool to cut beautiful drypoint lines into the plexi by tracing your images. You’ll ink up your plate and print it by hand on the etching press. A small edition can be printed.
Instructor: David Jones. $65 plus $10 materials fee

Xerox Transfer 2-day session
MONDAY and WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH and 20th, 6 – 9
Class size limit 8
For all levels. A transfer process that transforms black and white xerox copies into paper-plate lithographs. Using color ink, you’ll ink up your plates and print them by hand on an etching press, producing a one-of-a-kind print. 
Bring multiple B & W xerox copies, size 8 ó” x 11,” of photographs, drawings, scanned images, and/or collages to transform into prints.
Instructor: David Jones. $65 plus $10 materials fee

NEW Multi color or CMYK Xerox Transfer 4-day session
TUESDAY and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 5th, 10TH AND 12TH 6 – 9 PM

Class size limit 8
If you loved the Xerox transfer class, you’ll love this workshop. We will teach you how to print multi colored xerox transfer prints. Build on what you know!! We will use a xerox type copy transfer process that transforms black and white xerox copies into color prints. Using color ink, you’ll ink up your plates and print them by hand on an etching press, producing a one-of-a-kind colored print. Bring multiple B & W xerox copies, size 8.5” x 11,” of photographs, drawings, scanned images, and/or collages to transform into prints.
Instructor: David Jones. $120 plus $10 materials fee


NEW Directed Exploration Wednesday Evening Session
STARTING SEPT 27TH WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6-9 PM UNTIL DECEMBER 13

Class limit 8
For those who have completed CCR classes or are experienced printmakers. Do you need a space to work on your prints? Take your images to the next level. CCR offers this opportunity to receive instruction as well as provide you with the space to explore your creativity. Supported Processes: xerox transfers and dry-point prints.
Instructor: David Jones. $25 plus $5 materials fee per session. Pre registration required.
Reserve your spot now!

Thank you to all our supporters, especially,       
               
 
The Kenosha Community Foundation 
&  a proud partner with the Kenosha Creative Space




David Jones demonstrating the Xerox Transfer printing process to his students.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Banking on Our Community

On July 21st and 22nd CCR (Center for Collaborative Research) joined the Kenosha Creative Space, artists, performers & merchants from the area in support and celebration of Uptown Brass Village.

Here are a few shots of our POW (Press On Wheels) in action.












Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great article Sunday, July 16, on the Center for Collaborative Research!

Here's a link to the article in the Business section of the Kenosha News:

Center for Collaborative Research sets up shop, hopes to tie together arts with learning and employment. By Rex Davenport, Business editor
David describes his Xerox transfer image. Kenosha News photo by Brian Passino

Marilyn discusses how she explores the the conflict between industrial waste and ocean life in her work. Kenosha News photo by Brian Passino

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Papermaking class a huge success!


Participants are exploring, experimenting, working hard, and having a blast!  This week we covered shaped paper, stencils, and more pulp painting.

Gerry stenciling using pigmented pulp.
Gerry's pulp painting with inclusion. She experimented with smaller sheets.
Our MIAD intern Shanna, and Nancy's granddaughter May, experimenting with shaped paper, stencils, and pulp painting.
May is an eighth-grader visiting from Lagrangeville, in upstate New York. 
Our MIAD intern Shanna creating a smaller shaped sheet.
Shanna's circle piece drying on the very stained pellon. A shaped sheet using stencils, inclusions, and pulp painting.
Gerry's pulp-painted sheet with inclusions. 
Nancy's experiment with double-couching: a fantastic landscape.

Nancy experimenting with double-couching and pulp painting. Good times!

Friday, July 7, 2017

First Print at the CCR's temporary printshop


Hand printed on handmade abaca paper. 8.75" X 11.5"

This image was printed from a lithographic stone that was created around 1900.
The image was engraved on stone and then printed using traditional lithographic techniques.

There will be an edition of 20, hand printed and then sold for $20.00 each 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The new OLD/NEW litho press

The old/new litho press waits for the breath of life, 
for the push and pull of the sweet feeling of pulling prints from a rock, a piece of the planet.  
The physicality of work, of producing something.
Of Process.




Friday, June 30, 2017

Papermaking workshop at the CCR was a blast!

Our first Papermaking workshop started with inclusions, but the second day we couldn't resist adding pigments with pulp painting. That means the second workshop, starting July 10 (6-9pm) will push even further-- stencils, watermarks, the works! Instructor Marilyn Propp explains the process to Gerry Slavek.

Gerry Slavec and Nancy Barasch make pigmented sheets with inclusions. Our MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design) intern Shanna O'Connor is in the background.


Shanna using stencils and pigmented pulp.

Nancy and Gerry using pigmented pulp and inclusions.

High School intern from San Francisco, Simon Goldsmith, and Shanna, intern from Milwaukee, use pulp painting on their cotton sheets.

Gerry's forming cotton sheet with an inclusion.

Shanna's cotton sheet with stencils and pigment, still forming on the pellon. When these are all dry: more pics!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CCR'S FIRST CLASS

And so it begins.  The Center For Collaborative Research hosted its first printmaking class at the Guild Hall of St. Matthew's in Kenosha WI. It looks like this will be our temporary home until our space is ready at the Kenosha Creative Space, just up the street.

Our first class is a Xerox transfer class and we have 5 eager students exploring the possibilities of making prints using xeroxes as a printing plate.

We have papermaking and drypoint classes coming up and we will post pictures as they happen.

 From right to left we have John Zehren, Beth Dary,  Eileen Black, Ellen Fernwerda and David Jones looking at the first impression pulled at the workshop.


In Process. John, Beth, Barb, Shanna (our MIAD Intern) and Ellen hard at work.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Artist Retreat


On May 24th CCR hosted its first of what we hope will be many Artist Retreats or Residencies.


While our space is being prepared @ 5722 6th Avenue, Kenosha, we thought that getting started was the thing to do.

We are offering classes and workshops at the Guild Hall of St. Matthews in Downtown Kenosha (see the previous posting about our workshops and classes) and one day artist retreats at ProppJones studios. Our residencies are about providing space and time for an artist to reconnect with their creative practice.

As CCR moves forward we will formalize the residency program. Stay tuned!!!


Our 1st Resident was Greta Bach. Here are a few images of her working in the studio.










Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2017 SUMMER WORKSHOPS


The Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) is gearing up for its Summer 2017 Workshops  

Join artists David Jones and Marilyn Propp in CCR's temporary space at St. Matthew's Guild Hall to learn Papermaking, Xerox Transfer, and Drypoint Printmaking processes.  
Call 773-746-3241 or email centerforcollaborativeresearch@gmail.com
There are still seats available. 

The Center for Collaborative Research 
Press and Paper on Wheels
Summer Workshops 2017

TO REGISTER
Call 773-746-3241 or email centerforcollaborativeresearch@gmail.com
A $10 deposit saves your place in the class. 
Workshops will be held at St. Matthew’s Guild Hall, 5900 7th Ave, Kenosha, on the 2nd floor.

Xerox Transfer                             2-day session
Monday and Wednesday, June 19 and 21, 6 – 9 pm   OR   Monday and Wednesday, June 26 and 28, 6 – 9 pm

Class size limit 8.  $65 plus $10 materials fee.

For all levels. A transfer process that transforms black and white Xerox copies into paper-plate lithographs. Using color ink, you’ll ink up your plates and print them by hand on an etching press, producing a one-of-a-kind print. Bring multiple B & W Xerox copies, size 8 ½” x 11,” of photographs, drawings, scanned images, and/or collages to transform into prints.

Instructor: David Jones
Director, Master printer and co-founder of the CCR. Previously the Director of Anchor Graphics, Chicago and adjunct faculty at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.



Introduction to Papermaking    2-day session
Tuesday and Thursday, June 20 and 22, 10 am –1 pm   OR   Tuesday and Thursday, June 27 and 29, 10 am – 1 pm

Class size limit 8.  $65 plus $10 materials fee.

For all levels. Make your own fine cotton paper by learning basic sheet forming from cotton pulp, and incorporate inclusions (embedding decorative objects) into your paper. Your hand-made paper can then be used for drawing, writing, notecards, or sketchbooks. Bring flattened dried flowers; flat gold, silver, or colored flecks; or any flat small decorative items.

Instructor: Marilyn Propp   
Adjunct faculty at Carthage College and Columbia College Chicago. Co-founder of CCR and Anchor Graphics, Chicago.

Drypoint on Plexi                        2-day session
Wednesday and Friday, July 5 and 7, 6 – 9 pm   OR   Tuesday and Thursday, July 25 and 27, 6 – 9 pm  
OR   Monday and Wednesday, July 31 and August  2, 6 – 9 pm

Class size limit 8.  $65 plus $10 materials fee.

For all levels. You don’t need to know how to draw to create etchings. Bring your photographs or other images to place under plexi, size 5” x 7.” With this non-toxic method, you’ll use an engraving tool to cut beautiful drypoint lines into the plexi by tracing your images. You’ll ink up your plate and print it by hand on the etching press. A small edition can be printed.

Instructor: David Jones 

Papermaking Explorations    2-week session
Monday/Wednesday, July 10 and 12, 6–9 pm   AND   Monday/Wednesday, July 17 and 19, 6–9 pm

Class size limit 8.  $100 plus $10 materials fee.

For all levels. Learn basic sheet forming in order to make handmade paper, and incorporate inclusions (embedding decorative objects) into your paper.  Day 2 bring flattened dried flowers, flat gold, silver, or colored flecks, or any flat decorative items. Week 2 we will explore stencils and pigmented pulp.

Instructor: Marilyn Propp 

Papermaking Intensive     3-week session.   Choose Session I  OR  Session II.  

Class size limit 8.  $125 plus $10 materials fee.  
 
Class session I:   
Wednesday and Friday, July 26 and 28,                 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wednesday and Friday, August 2 and 4,                9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wednesday and Friday, August 9 and 11,              9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Class session II:   
Tuesday and Thursday, August 15 and 17,             9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, August 22 and 24,             9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, August 29 and 31,             9:30 am – 12:30 pm

For all levels. This intensive papermaking course will enable you to form beautiful handmade cotton paper. We will investigate inclusions, stenciling, and painting with pigmented pulp. The last week we will work with double couching, watermarks, and shaped paper.

Instructor: Marilyn Propp

Kids Classes 2017

Drypoint for Kids   1-day workshop.  Choose Session I  OR  Session II.    
Each workshop is limited to 8 students.  Each class is $35 plus $5 materials fee.


Session I:           
Monday, August 14,  noon to 3 pm.        High School age
Wednesday, August 16, noon to 3 pm     Jr. High School age
Friday, August 18, noon to 3 pm            Elementary school age    

Session II:
Monday, August 21,  noon to 3 pm         High School age
Wednesday, August 23, noon to 3 pm    Jr. High School age
Friday, August 25, noon to 3 pm            Elementary school age.  
Want to get inky? Bring your own drawings or family photos, size 5” x 7”. We’ll provide the plexi, inks, etching tools, and etching press.  Make your own etchings, learn how to ink them, run them through the press, and print multiples. This is a non-toxic method.

Instructors: Marilyn Propp and David Jones.  

Thank you to all our supporters, especially

The Kenosha Community Foundation,
St Matthew's Church
and a proud partner with the Kenosha Creative Space


Classes and workshops

Yesterday, John Zehren and David Jones picked up a small Sturges CP4 etching press donated to CCR by Kate Remington. Thank you, Kate and John, for your generosity and time.   

The press will be ready to go in time for the start of our summer classes. Which will be held at St. Matthew's Guild Hall, 5900 7th Ave, Kenosha. 


The Sturges CP4 press prior to disassembly