EXPOSED-SEWN JOURNALS / SKETCHBOOKS for ARTISTS, and POCHOIR, the FRENCH STENCILING TECHNIQUE
with JEAN BARTLETT!
Pochoir is a very exciting method of making unique prints. Click here to read the Smithsonian's description and history of the technique. Jean's workshop is a rare and very exciting opportunity to learn the technique, but to learn its versatility too. Jean is full of skill and imagination. She is fun and accessible--a good teacher who excites her students. We need mid-winter fun that brings us joy year-round. Join Jean for this great workshop.
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Saturday, March 12, 2016
10 am - 5 pm (lunch break)
Artists question each another: "Do you keep a sketchbook?" In essence, sketchbooks are dedicated meditation and awareness spaces. Join a group of like-minded individuals as we take our time making for ourselves with such a space. Your exposed sewn sketchbook will be filled with watercolor paper of your choice. (Bring enough to the workshop to cut or tear down to at least ten 6 x 12" pieces.) Sturdy handmade cover paper, linen thread, and sewing needles are provided in the workshop fee. Along with nuts and bolts book construction, you will learn to create a turned-in edge front cover window, several embroidery stitches for optional embellishment, and the French stencllling technique of "pochoir" using Daniel Smith's superlative watercolors. This workshop is suitable for beginning to advanced bookmakers, artists, painters, and other creatives.
Jean Buescher Bartlett grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, received a BS in Design from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Jean teaches Book Arts and The History of Modern Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. She maintains a studio and bindery in Ann Arbor's Old West Side, concentrating on one-of-a-kind and limited edition, letterpress printed, illustrated books under her imprint, Bloodroot Press. Jean's work is in over fifty major collections worldwide, including the New York Public Library, the University of Washington, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Detroit Public Library, and Michigan State University. A full catalog of her work and activities can be found at her website. When Jean is not working you can find her reading, gardening, rummaging through a thrift store, or watching movies with her husband Tom.