HOLIDAYS CLOSED

  • WINTER BREAK
    Dec 23rd - Jan 3rd
    *studio closed
     
  • MLK DAY
    JANUARY 15TH
    *studio closed
  • PRESIDENT'S DAY
    February 19th
    *studio closed
  • SPRING BREAK
    March 30th - April 7th
    *studio closed
  • MEMORIAL WEEKEND
    May 25th - 27th
    *studio closed
  • SUMMER BREAK
    July 1st-7th
    *studio closed
  • STUDIO OPENS
    JULY 8TH
    *camps open
  • STUDIO OPENS
    August 1st
    *studio open
  • LABOR DAYS
    Sep 2nd - 4th
    *studio closed
  • HALLOWEEN
    Oct 31st - Nov 1st
    *studio closed
  • THANKSGIVING
    Nov 20th - 27th
    *studio closed
  • TO BE UPDATED
    next semester
  • TO BE UPDATED
    next semester
  • TO BE UPDATED
    next semester
  • WINTER BREAK
    Dec 23rd - Jan 3rd
    *studio closed
     
  • MLK DAY
    JANUARY 15TH
    *studio closed
  • PRESIDENT'S DAY
    February 19th
    *studio closed
  • SPRING BREAK
    March 9th - 17th
    *studio closed
  • MEMORIAL WEEKEND
    May 25th - 27th
    *studio closed
  • SUMMER BREAK
    July 1st-7th
    *studio closed
  • STUDIO OPENS
    JULY 8TH
    *camps open
  • LABOR DAYS
    Sep 2nd - 4th
    *studio closed
  • HALLOWEEN
    Oct 31 - Nov 1st
    *studio closed
  • THANKSGIVING
    Nov 20th - 27th
    *studio closed
  • TO BE UPDATED
    next semester

Turtle Gateway

Printing Methods

Printing is comprised of several methods of making identical copies of art.

TORBLE

Bamboo Brush

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The Torbel OamieMon Level focuses on block printing. Block printing is thought to have its origins in China over 4,000 years ago. The earliest known was printed on paper as a book on what is known as the Diamond Sutra. Essentially block printing is the creation of a stamp. The stamps were carved from wood blocks and then pressed onto ink before being applied to fabric or paper. Working with wood blocks can be difficult so luckily we have a synthetic material called linoleum which is softer and easier to handle for all ages.

Master Oamie’s Thoughts

Block printing revolutioned art in the west since goods shipped from Japan where often shipped stuffed with worthless block print advertisements. Western artists were enchanted by the prints more than the expensive goods that the paper stuffing was protecting.

TORTORACLE

Canvas Preparation

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Silk screening is a method of printing that is widely used to print t-shirts but was heavily used by artists such as Andy Warhol to create his famous series of Campbell Soup prints. Silk screen is a stenciling method that involves forcing ink though the porous areas of the fabric mesh with a squeegee. This method can be traced all the way back to China during the Song Dynasty around 960 AD. It wasn’t until the 15th century when western societies started using the method for art and production. The original silk screens were actually made of silk, but we will be using polyester.

Master Oamie’s Thoughts

When industry meets art. Andy Warhol tested those limits and found that art doesn’t need to be made by an artist; the artist could think of the ideas and have someone else do the labor, just as American capitalism intended.

TORCEROR

Broken Painting

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Each brushstroke on the canvas makes a painting. Torceror oamieMon moves you into the creation of a broken line painting. My master art teacher, Professor Paskewitz taught me this abstract form of painting because of the many lessons it has to offer; One of which is the mastery of a very important and underused paintbrush called the script liner which can help an artist make thin delicate lines with ease. Next is the lessons ability to offer a student a greater understanding of complimentary colors. Most important is the abstraction of an image and translation of that image into lines and textures.

Master Oamie’s Thoughts

This abstract acrylic painting project is more difficult then the rules seem!

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