MAPC Saturday – The End of the Weekend
One last post from me to round out the MAPC weekend – the rest of Saturday -
Demo: Cel Animation with Screen Print and Monoprint with David Wischer
Education Panel: Rubbing Shoulders moderated by Kent Kapplinger
And some photos of Melissa Haviland’s print performance
Education Panel: Rubbing Shoulders
Moderator: Kent Kapplinger
Panelists: Dr. Stephen Frech, Dr. Laurie Geller, Bill Harbort, John Volk
Since the theme of this conference was the Entrepreneurial printmaker, you might have noticed by now that many of the panels are variations on that theme. In this panel we learned more about academic programs that bring students into their communities and teach business skills through entrepreneurship.
North Dakota State University has an artist development residency offered to students in transition who get studio access in exchange for helping out in the studio eight hours a week. They accomplish a range of work for the school; archives, public demos, studio maintenance, and teaching one and two day workshops during the academic year. Students also get teaching experience during two-week public workshops in summer. Also, two collaborative visiting artists a year complete an edition with students. Students manage the edition supplies, contracts, and get first hand experience with quality control, packing, shipping and dealing with galleries.
Millikan College maintains a student run publishing company. Student editors pick poets they want to work with, set type and print broadsides. Students are exposed to theory and practice at the same time. This micro-business is run as a one credit hour class. Dr. French said that he finds it important for students to see their creative work as sustainable beyond school. Topics covered include: costs (permanent expenses, recurring or cyclical costs, perishables), balancing time and labor, pricing (finding a credible price that begins to pay for your time), sales and delivery, studio maintenance, self -management, finances and promotion.
John Volk outlined how students can benefit from a studio internship offered as a partnership between Minnesota State University Moorhead and the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. Students run a studio and in the process learn leadership, ownership of studio, demonstration skills, confidence and independence. Lastly we learned about Minot State University’s NOTSTOCK, an art festival run by students, that brings together performance, printing and now ceramics for three days that energize faculty as well as students.
Cel Animation with Screen Print and Monoprint with David Wischer
David creates animations from individual trace monotype cels with silkscreened backgrounds that are then scanned back into the computer and animated.
Melissa Haviland Print Performance
Melissa Haviland treated us all to a print performance of cookies with silkscreened decorations served to on doilies.
That’s all from me from my Missouri notes. Thanks again to Kristin Powers Nowlin, the MAPC board, Southeast Missouri State University, the fabulous Drury Lodge and everyone else who made the weekend memorable and educational.
MAPC conference will take place in Detroit in 2014, so start saving your pennies and making your prints.Bookmark / Share / Print