Special demonstrations and fun hands-on activities presented here by multiple participating artists. Videos on painting demos, viking knitting demos and more! Coloring and hands on activities that you can download and do. Enjoy!
From Location 12 - Local Color Jewelry
Viking Knitting Demonstrations
Handwoven lightweight designs in sterling silver and 14k gold fill wire.
From Location 10 - Maria Di Carli
Candle Making Demonstration & Studio Tour
From Location 4 - Naomi Wilsey Art
Printmaking Using Styrofoam
Coloring Pages: Click on a coloring page to select. Then click Go to link to download. Color and add your own artistry.
From Location 6 - Anne Nydam
FOR KIDS: Collagraph Printmaking
A collagraph is a method of printing from a block built up by collage. The simpliest form is a line collagraph.
1. Find a piece of stiff, non-shiny cardboard. It can be any size, but something around 4x6 to 7x9 works well.
2. Draw a design on the cardboard with puff paint, or some other sort of dimensional paint, or even with school glue. You can draw a design first with pencil, and then run the line of puff paint over your pencil line, or you can just start drawing with the paint. (Image 1)
3. Allow the paint to dry completely - overnight is best, just to be sure.
4. Using a fairly wide brush, paint all over the cardboard and your design. You can use printing ink if you have it, acrylic paint, or tempera/poster paint. (Image 2)
You can use more than one color, but work quickly so that the paint doesn't start to dry before you finish covering the whole block.
5. Lay a piece of clean paper over the painted block, throw an old towel or piece of felt on top, and then press hard over the whole surface. You can press with your hands, or you can roll over it with a rolling pin (pressing down hard), or you can put a board or other flat, rigid surface on top of the towel and then press down hard on that.
6. Remove the towel, peel the paper off the block, and see what you got! (Image 3)
7. You can print as many times as you like, painting on more ink between each fresh piece of paper. You can experiment with how thickly to apply the paint, how hard to press, using different colors of paint and paper, etc. You can also experiment with inking with a stamp pad if you don't have paint.
More Advanced Collagraph Techniques
In addition to lines of puff paint, you can also build up other shapes and textures with collage. Materials that work well include flat craft foam shapes, paper or cardboard with a corrugated or other texture, or even paper that has been crumpled up and partially smoothed back out. (Image 4)
Whatever you use to make your design, be sure that it's glued down firmly and that the glue has time to dry completely before you try printing.