June 27, 2010

Letterpress Printing - FILMS

Let's go back in time and see what commercial printing was like 60 years ago ! These are vocational films going back to 1947 !!!


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December 30, 2009

Karen Kunc demo at Sev Shoon, Seattle 12/20/2009

For those fans of printmaker Karen Kunc here is a new video demonstration (in 6 parts) recently done at the Sev Shoon Arts Center in Seattle. This video gives a great insight into the artist's mindset and technique. Videos courtesy of Mirka Hokkanen at YouTube.

Click on the "Continue Reading" link below to see all six parts.

Part 1 of 6

Part 2 of 6

Part 3 of 6

Part 4 of 6

Part 5 of 6

Part 6 of 6

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December 4, 2009

David's e-book "Your First Print"

Came across this article on David's new ebook at "eBooks Just Published".

"Remembering back to the days when I was first exploring this craft, I have created the book that I desperately wanted back then, but which didn’t exist - a book that included everything that I needed to know. I have tried to create a highly practical and focussed guidebook that will take you - step by step - completely through the process of creating your first print, answering (hopefully) all the questions you will ask along the way.”

Rich Media: The eBook contains approximately 60 ‘pages’ (each one actually a wide-screen ’spread’), as well as many photos in high-resolution format. In addition to the standard text+illustration material, it also contains numerous audio and video clips showing every important stage of the printmaking process.

Click here to visit David's e-book site:"Your First print"

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September 10, 2009

Karen Kunc Reduction Workshop 2008

Karen Kunc Reduction Woodcut Workshop at Cape Cod Community College.

This workshop was sponsored by the Printmakers of Cape Cod. It was organized by Mildred Smith and Alice Galick under the leadership of the President of the Printmakers of Cape Cod Robert Cunniff. It was held in the fully equipped printmaking studio at CCCC. This movie is a short summary of three full days of learning the techniques of reduction woodcut. All participants came away with successful editions of their prints, many ideas to try and an increased appreciation of Karen Kunc's process and exquisite woodcut prints.

For more information about Karen Kunc visit her extensive website at www.karen-kunc.com or visit Davidson Galleries.

This video has been created by Sara Ringler, a member of the Printmakers of Cape Cod and Visual Arts Coordinator at CCCC. You can see the original posting at tiscali:video

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July 17, 2009

Social Networks & sharing info...What's the fuzz all about ?

Although our members come from all corners of the world here at barenforum.org we have always prided ourselves in being a very close-knit community of printmakers, a real family. The latest forum threads about the Baren group expanding to Facebook and the real need to upgrade our way of sharing information has brought some really animated discussion to the group.

These very short and to-the-point videos from the folks at Commoncraft explain some of the new ways people and groups are now sharing information online. While the examples given may be off-topic, think of how we as printmakers and artists can use these new tools to share & promote our cause.

What if some of these same tools and concepts were available to us here at Baren ? Some of us here are of the opinion that the future of Baren lies somewhere in this direction. The Baren experience grows !

Social Media in plain English....

Social Network in Plain English......

Blogs in Plain English.....

RSS Feeds in Plain English......

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May 23, 2009

Beginning Relief Printmaking

Here is a 4.5 minute introduction to relief printmaking covering the main topics of creating western style prints.

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October 24, 2007

Don Black Woodcut Engraving video

Here is an excellent video by Don Black in Toronto explaining and demonstrating the art of woodcut engraving.If you are not familiar with Don Black he runs a company that caters in old presses, refurbished letterpress equipment, type and just about everything else to do with printmaking. Please check out additional YouTube videos ( 19 at this time !) at DonBlackLetterpress:

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