We make art to wake up ourselves, our colleagues, the world. As rigorous as any inner-oriented discipline, visual art reflects the maker’s life philosophy, personal temperament, and aspirations.
Teaching is the job of leading students to make connections, between their life stories and the greater world, to guide their research in both learning physical processes and mining their personal experiences.
As a teacher I aim for several fits: the match of medium to the individual’s skills, temperament, and goals; integrating material and message; understanding one’s nature and place on the continuum between spontaneity and control; and the balance between the intuitive impulse and its physical manifestation.
My class plans are structured to provide the framework necessary to acquiring technical skills and tools that allow students to experiment with confidence. I also emphasize the need to articulate one’s intentions through written exercises.
Upcoming Workshops with Jane Goldman
Go With The Flow: Watercolor Monotype in Rural Ireland, May 4-12
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation is an Irish non-profit organisation located in the village of Ballycastle on the sea coast of North County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland. Its programmes are designed to support artists working in ideal, inspiring conditions.
The cost of this workshop is $1,750 which includes tuition, shared cottage with private bedroom for 8 nights, lunch/dinner/dessert/tea/coffee, collection/delivery to the bus/train stations in Ballina, full use of the Ballinglen library and facilities 24/7.
Participants arrive on the 4th and depart on the 12th of May (The workshop is for seven days with arrival and departure day making it nine days). Please contact Una Forde on email@example.com for availability and booking form.
Ballinglen Arts Foundation, North County Mayo, Ireland
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation is an Irish non-profit organization located in the village of Ballycastle on the sea coast of North County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland. (ballinglenartsfoundation.org)
Go With The Flow: Watercolor Monotype, July 24-28
Do you love the translucence and flowing marks of watercolor, the surprises and freshness of printmaking?
Explore these aspects of this water-based medium and more as you print with watercolor on plexiglas for an exciting combination of luminosity and complex color layering.
Watercolor monotypes are just like other monotypes in as much as they produce single, unique images. However, the image is made with watercolors painted on plexiglass. The artist can manipulate wet pigment washes, wipe them away, use stencils etc. during the drawing process.
We will review elements of working with watercolor, make “one-pass” through the press prints, ghost prints and multi-layered images. While the focus of this workshop is monotype, you can bring your previously created matrices (woodcuts, linocuts, etchings) to combine with watercolor layers.
Mixit Print Studio, Somerville, MA
(Full details at mixitprint.com)