Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Collaboration at the Gateway Technical College Fab Lab

Last week, John Zehren, some other folks and I worked in the Fab Lab at the Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant, WI. This is the second time we've met and each time we see how this collaboration of print and technology can work. During this session we put the laser to work cutting wood blocks that would eventually be inked and printed by hand. The Fab Lab's link is 

This is our portable print lab,(at least until we get our portable press). We will be using wooden spoons, barrens, and  antique  door knobs to print our laser cut blocks. We are beginning to see how we can bring art and technology to students of all ages, sharing our love for print and technology.

We are still fine tuning our collaboration but soon we hope to share with the community some of the images we have made.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Our new logo/chop mark.

A week ago we submitted a grant proposal to the Kenosha Community Foundation to fund our imagined PRESS ON WHEELS or POW. Years ago we started POW @ Anchor Graphics and it was one of our favorite programs.

POW took our portable etching press into schools, to events, Senior Centers, museums. We used the POW to conduct workshops and introduce people to the creative possibilities of print media.

If we receive funding from the Kenosha Community Foundation we will use the funds to purchase a Handi-bot portable CNC machine. We will use the CNC as a way to introduce tour participants to both traditional and contemporary printmaking technology. We see the use of the CNC router as an important bridge between handwork and digital image making.

To everyone who has donated so far, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. FYI, we will be using the funds donated as a match for the grant. As a token pf our appreciation we will be sending out a limited edition signed print to both recent and future donors of this campaign.

Go To: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/the-center-for-collaborative-research/x/15783639