Saturday, October 25, 2008

November 15th Meeting: Screen Printing at Marla Hattabaugh's

Students will use thickened dye to paint a silk screen so that when it's dry prints can be made by running a sodium alginate solution over the image to produce fabric. Four to five images can be made using one screen. Fabric will be rolled in black plastic to Batch for 24 hours then unrolled and washed. Your creation can then be used for whatever you desire.... quilting, framing, or weaving are just some of the possibilities.

Students may want to have some image idea in mind whether it is representational or abstract .... some Deconstructed Screen Printing ideas will be demonstrated.

No experience necessary!

Time: Festivities will begin at 10:00 am and the process will take approximately three hours. Plan on heat being a factor so screens dry - bring hairdryers to hasten the drying time if you have one. Our host has many frames, but if you have your own feel free to bring them. If you want to bring lunch, participants can sit and eat in the workroom after they are done playing.

There will be enough space for 12 participants. Please contact Becky McDonah to reserve your spot at If somebody wants to volunteer to help get all the prep work done on Friday, that would be GREAT!!! They would learn about mixing dyes/sodium alginate and setting up the space for the workshop - there would be moving tables and setting up tables, as well -maybe some laughs, too! Contact Becky if you are interested.

Supplies & Costs: You may buy Prepared for Dyeing fabric at the workshop for $5.00/yard and probably one yard would be plenty. Otherwise bring a cotton or rayon fabric that will accept dye .... and wear sorta grubby clothing. Bring a couple large black plastic bags for wrapping the fabric after it's screen printed. Cost for dyes/sodium alginate, etc. is $4.00/person.
Hattabaugh Studio
6339 E. Mitchell Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Artist Lecture Summary: A Letter from ADC Member Betsy Douglas

On Saturday, October 18, 2008, I had the pleasure of attending 3 Arizona Craftsmen Lectures by three amazingly talented ADC Members. Fiber artist Denise Currier showed her remarkable quilted fiber and mixed media commission for the Mayo Clinic as well as other examples of her creativity. The second presenter was Lynette Andreasen in metal, who shared a body of work incorporating metal and embroidery. Her wearable necklaces evoke memories of jewelry of the turn of the century, cut out silhouettes and themes that suggest human relationships. She has created wall pieces, using found silver trays that feature bent up cutouts of figures also evoking human connections. Jeff Reich, teacher of ceramics at the Mesa Art Center, showed us delightful examples of his clay sculptures, teapots and other ceramic work, which demonstrate his passion for desert plants. Jeff and his wife graciously hosted a gathering of ADC members earlier in the year, sharing their home, studios and gardens with those who attended.
I want to congratulate these generous artists for sharing their time and accomplishments and thank with deep appreciation the efforts of our ADC president Becky McDonah, who made this event happen at ASU. There were only a few of us in attendance for this special experience. For those of you who could not be there, I believe you would have really enjoyed the program, the people and the art. It was a gift! Thank you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Artist Lectures this Saturday!

Please join us this Saturday, October 18th, 2008 for a slide presentation from three ADC members. Denise Currier in fibers, Jeff Reich in clay, and Lynette Andreasen in metals will lecture on their current bodies of work. Presentations will begin at 10:00 am and end at approximately 11:30 am. They will be held in the School of Art Building room 220. Parking is available in parking structure #3 off of Myrtle (and University) just west of the School of Art Building. Map
Lynette Andreasen

Jeff Reich
Denise Currier