Checking Out Print Studio Editions

Works are posted on the dotted panels that span the Print Studio walls and column.

Interested in making something at <a href="" target=blank">Print Studio</a> but don’t know where to start? Try creating a work incorporating this month’s <a href="" target=blank">Collective</a> <a href="" target=blank">Task</a>, adapted from artist Lisa Sanditz’s original task: Make something while honoring the spirit of Freecycle. That is, all materials used in the project must be used, borrowed and bartered. Explore the illustrious tomes of the <a href="" target=blank">Reanimation Library</a> for sources of recycled images and text, and copy, color, paste, and rearrange the visuals using Photoshop Elements on our computer print stations. Leave your mark by adding your print to the dozens of inventive works already posted on Print Studio’s walls. Print Studio is your free resource for exploring the print medium, and is open every day, except Tuesday, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Some Print Studio Editions, including digital finger drawings, Collective Task responses, and more!

To mark the beginning of week five at Print Studio, we’d like to showcase a small sampling of some of the editions that participants have made here in previous weeks. We’ve had a wide range of visitors to Print Studio, from those experimenting with print technologies for the first time, to those well-versed in various electronic and manual printmaking apparatuses. There have been visitors who pop in quickly during a break from work, and others who’ve spent hours manipulating images from the Reanimation Library. All in all, the Print Studio walls are decked out with a lively display of visitors’ creativity.

From left: A work featuring a colorful combination of digitally and manually reproduced drawings; and pages from a small hand-bound book of images of London made by a visitor

One participant of Jorge Colombo's digital finger drawing class created this imaginary view of the Museum's website featuring her own work.

This Thursday, February 23, we offer a second round of <a href="" target=blank">digital finger drawing workshops with Jorge Colombo</a>, at <a href="" target=blank">12:00 p.m.</a> and <a href="" target=blank">2:00 p.m.</a> During the workshops, participants will work with the Brushes application to create drawings on their iPhones or iPads. If you have your own iPhone or iPad please download the <a href="" target=blank">Brushes app</a> and bring your device along to the workshop. Print Studio will provide a limited number of iPads for use during the workshop.

Additionally, this Saturday, February 25, at <a href="" target=blank">12:00 p.m.</a> and <a href="" target=blank">2:30 p.m.</a>, Katerina Lanfranco will be teaching <a href="" target=blank">an altered books workshop</a>, where participants can reimagine the book format by slicing and dicing up old books for new creative uses. Art-making tools and found materials will be on hand for adding colorful new touches to repurposed old books.

Whether you’re interested in taking part in a workshop or working on an individual project, we encourage you to find inspiration at Print Studio. In addition to everything mentioned above, we also offer scanners, copiers, scissors, stamps, and a variety of found materials and tools for you to work with.

Print Studio is free to the public and open every day, except Tuesdays, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.