Hello all you lovely Majors, Concentrators, and lovers of Print! The Printmaking Dept. is looking for awesome students to be awesome workstudy this fall and spring. If you’re a full-time student and want to work in the department this year, please click over to the MICA HR page listing for Printmaking Workstudy. Workstudy-eligible Majors & Concentrators are strongly encouraged to apply.
It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN! Here are all the important dates, deadlines, and reminders to finish the semester.
Classes end on Friday, May 8th.
All studio supplies are being put away THAT MORNING, Friday May 8th. No studio work will be allowed in the studios after 9AM on Friday, May 8th. No exceptions.
The last day for studio access is Monday, May 11th at Noon. All drawers and lockers must be vacated by this time.*
Returning Majors and Concentrators must label their drawers with the appropriate Fall ’15 tags. Up to 2 drawers per Major and 1 drawer per Concentrator. Lockers may not be kept through the Summer. All non-majors and non-concentrators must vacate all drawers. Tags will be available on every floor by Friday, May 1st.*
All drawers without proper labels will be emptied.
All personal screens must be taken home. Personal screens left behind will become department property. Please note also – this is a prime time for screens to be stolen. Keep yours locked up, and take it home as soon as you’re finished with it. You have been warned.*
Book Concentrators must empty their drawers in Fox 418.
There is no summer access to Dolphin, except for students actively enrolled in a CS class.
Printer Hours will continue through Thursday, May 7th on their regular schedule. There will be no printer hours beginning Friday, May 8th.
Seniors – you will be installing your Thesis Exhibition the week of May 11th. YOU MUST vacate your studios by Friday, May 15th at 5 PM. All trash must be taken to the 1st floor. The only things that should remain in your studios are the table and flat files. Returning seniors must pack up their studios to allow for summer cleaning.
*All screens, supplies, or oversized materials that are left behind will be mercilessly tossed or taken over by the department. No exceptions.
Good luck with your finals!
Have a great Summer, everyone!
The studios are getting busy, which means the studios are getting MESSY! This is not a new phenomenon. Lots of people are making work in the studios, and many are leaving messes behind.
Food & Drink Containers. No one wants to touch your your germ-y, sticky food and drink containers – that’s gross. Throw them away, or rinse them out and recycle.
Paper scraps, gloves, and linoleum / wood / metal shavings. You made this clutter, please throw it in the trash.
Ink Slabs & Tables. These are shared spaces, and an easy way to ruin someone else’s day is to leave a dirty ink slab. Please be mindful.
Clean rollers, brayers, knives, and squeegees thoroughly. Dirty brayers and squeegees? That’s not cool. Clean them thoroughly when you’re finished.
Return tools and solvents to proper location. Done with it? Put it back. Making prints should not involve a scavenger hunt.
Clean press beds and printing stations. Leave your space as clean as you found it, or better yet, leave it CLEANER!
Keep all sink areas clear and clean. A dirty sink doesn’t help anyone. This is true for the washout sinks too. Rinse them down when you’re done.
Sweep floors of your carvings, filings, and other trash. There are brooms in every studio. Use them!
The Printmaking workstudy, staff, and faculty are here to keep your materials stocked, equipment working, and troubleshoot problems. We are not here to clean up after you. If you’ve been working in the studio, don’t leave until your workspace is clean.
Finally, we have upped our rag delivery for the final month of school. It is still possible that we will run out at the end of some weeks, but it is almost guaranteed that there are good, lightly used rags in the red cans. Please conserve rags and use them thoroughly, and put them in the step cans when they are truly dirty.
*Time to Clean print above by Mel Larson, used with permission.
David Wolfe, owner of Wolfe Editions in Portland Maine (AND MICA Printmaking Alumni), will be visiting the Printmaking Department this coming Tuesday & Wednesday, April 7th and 8th.
David’s studio specializes in Letterpress and Fine Arts editions. Join us in Dolphin as he makes presentations on his studio work and his thoughts on managing a studio, and sit in on printing demonstrations over the two days.
The schedule will be as follows:
9 AM Talk: Developing & Sustaining a Fine Arts Press
11 AM Demo: Monoprint & Relief Print combinations
4 PM Demo: Letterpress & Relief Print combinations
8:30 AM Talk: Wolfe Editions Lecture / Q&A, with print examples.
10:30 AM Demo: Monoprint & Relief Print combinations
Everyone is welcome to attend. More images of his work and studio can be found at www.wolfeeditions.com.
Join us this coming Monday, March 30th, 5-6:30pm, for the 2015 Annual Printmaking Juried Exhibition opening reception! The show hangs in the Rosenberg Gallery, 2nd fl Brown.
The exhibition was juried by Cynthia Thompson and David Chioffi, and is on display March 25th through April 5th.
Spring Break starts in a few days, so we’re posting info about studio hours and access.
The Dolphin Building will be open from 7am – 11pm for the duration of Spring Break. This holiday schedule begins Friday, March 13th, and continues through Saturday night, March 21st. Regular building hours resume on Sunday, March 22nd.
Printer hours are available, but not the full schedule. Printer hours are as follows:
Sunday, March 15th 4-8PM,
No printer hours Monday.
Thursday, March 19th, 2-6pm
No printer hours Friday.
Sunday March 22nd, 4-8pm
Workstudy and staff will be on a holiday schedule as well, which means some services will continue as usual, and some may not. Please be diligent about cleaning up after yourself.
Thanks all, and enjoy your break, wherever you choose to take it.
Lyla Shlon, MICA Printmaking alumna and Tamarind trained printer wants to open a new shop here in Baltimore, with just one catch – she needs a press.
Check out her IndieGoGo campaign to raise enough money to purchase and move this lovely press into Baltimore. A small donation goes a long way, and the rewards at each donation level are all worth the cost alone!
Help Two Birds One Stone Editions become a reality!