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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.

pdfTeaching Resume-2021

Teaching at Artist Proof Studio,
South Africa, 2010

Upcoming Workshops

North Mayo, Ireland:
Landscape in Watercolor & Watercolor Monotype
Spring 2023

The magnificent Mayo landscape is the focus of this water media-based workshop. We will paint locally outdoors and make watercolor monotypes indoors.

Watercolor is the art of visualizing colored light and manipulating water and gravity; it is a balancing act between spontaneity and control. We will cover the fundamental aspects of working with watercolor through demonstrations and exercises. Individual attention and group discussions will enhance the participant’s personal response to the medium.

Watercolor monotype combines the translucence and flowing marks of watercolor with the surprises and freshness of printmaking. Explore as you print with watercolor on plexiglass 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 make "one-pass" through the press prints, ghost prints and multi-layered images.

See details and info at Ballinglen Arts Foundation Workshops:

pdfSupply List for Watercolor, Monotype, and Monoprint

Luminosity and Layering: Watercolor Monotype
June 19-23, 2023

This workshop combines painting with translucent watercolor with the alchemy of working on a press. The result is an exciting fusion of luminosity and complex color layering.

It's an excellent way for watercolor painters to get into printmaking, and for printmakers to work in a spontaneous and fresh medium.

Date: June 19-23, 2023
Time: 10am to 4pm, Monday - Friday
Place: Mixit Print Studio, 32 Clifton Street, Somerville, MA
Cost: $650

My receipt of your deposit of $300 insures your registration in the workshop.
Send check to Jane Goldman, 32 Clifton St #1, Somerville, Ma 02144; or pay through Venmo to @Jane-goldman-6.

pdfSupply List for Watercolor Monotype and Monoprint