Sandhill Crane Reduction Print

Inspired by a trip to central Nebraska to view the March sandhill crane migration, I created a reduction linocut print. What that means is using single plate for multiple colors. The design is cut from the plate for the first color, otherwise called a state. So the first state would be the background and hardly…

Monoprinting with Gel Plates

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Today we are taking a trip to Crow Designs Studio/The Workshop, in downtown Scranton. The Workshop is run by Christine Medley, a Graphic dDesign professor at Marywood. Chris hosts several printmaking workshops that are open to the community. There is always something to do on First Friday. If you…

Teaching Intaglio

Printmaking at Marywood I’ve been teaching graphic design since the 1990s. I’ve been a printmaker since the 1980s. Recently I took over the printmaking area (much to my delight) at Marywood University and taught my first intaglio class in the fall 2018 semester. I’ve been a student of intaglio for many years and had the…

Slinging Ink at Summer Camp

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Faculty Guest Blogger: Christine Medley Christine Medley: Last July, I attended my second Wells Books Arts Summer Institute. This week-long camp for artists offers various workshops in letterpress, calligraphy, papermaking, book arts and more. I chose to attend Letterpress Posters with Big Wood Type, taught by Amos Kennedy. The…

Hi-Tech meets Old-Tech: 3D Printing for Letterpress

I conducted a materials research study determining what 3D printing materials will best serve in relief printing processes applicable to letterpress and printmaking. With the help of a Marywood University grant, local 3D expert Cole Hastings and the company Printed Solid, I bought a 3D printer and a variety of filaments to play with—ranging from polyester…

Finished my Sketchbook Project for 2018!

If you’ve never done The Sketchbook Project from The Brooklyn Art Library, you should give it a try. This is my third sketchbook and is a great way to get a bunch of work flowing in a short time. I started in February and just finished in time for the April 30th deadline. Once I…

Batik

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Faculty Guest Blogger: Christine MEdley Christine Medley: Over the summer I decided to take my very first class at Marywood. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity as I always wanted to try batik. Most people think of it as tie-dye but it’s much more of an art form that…

The Workshop

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With classes and extracurriculars filling up our schedules as college students, it’s sometimes hard to go out of our way to visit a gallery or go to a museum, especially when we have projects and assignments bearing down on us. In these last few hectic weeks before finals it’s…

Letterpress!

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These past couple weeks I have been learning all about how to use a letterpress machine in my Advanced Typography class, and it has been quite an adventure. We got to go down to my professor Chris Medley‘s shop, The Workshop, here in downtown Scranton, and use her letterpress…

This Old Press

Donated to The Workshop last summer by Jack Welsch of Roaring Brook Township, this over 100-year-old Damon & Peets 9 x 13 press is up and running again. A team of friends and letterpress enthusiasts help dismantle, move, clean and assemble the 1200+ lb. press at its new home on 334 Adams Ave. Scranton. This…