Posts Categorized: Serena Hocharoen

Books are Portals

Books are portable, durable, and universal objects that travel with us through very public and historical realms as well as personal and intimate ones. As a widely accepted traditional form of reflection and information dissemination, what can we learn from making our own books today? This is a one-day intensive workshop focused on the book as a site for creative experimentation, self-determined archives, and personal narratives. Students will learn 3 basic bookbinding techniques and be able to bind their own blank sketchbooks and journals.

Monotype Explorations

Monoprinting is an exciting form of printmaking that favors organic, gestural, textural, and ephemeral marks and imagery. This process is an incredibly immediate, intuitive, and playful way of exploring printmaking. It is well suited to people new to printmaking and artists who typically work with paint, mixed media, or drawing.

In this 6 week workshop, students will be introduced to fundamental water and oil-based monotype techniques. Students will learn a variety of methods to create layers of shapes, colors, and textures such as chine colle, pochoir, and offset stencils. By tapping into intuitive and experimental making, students will work with a variety of colors and textures to make painterly and expressive prints.

Patching & Mending

Patching our clothes can serve as a pathway to connect and mend our relationship to the Earth. We’ll cover methods of bringing life back into our belongings through personalization, mending, patching and altering clothing. Bring some things to mend and fabric scraps.

UTOPIAZINE: Making zines for the world you want to see

This 4 week workshop will be a space for collective dreaming, treating the zine as a small space for radical daydreaming. Through discussions, reading, and tapping into intuitive making activities, we will create guides for ourselves to fall back to when we feel lost, discouraged, and uninspired. Through experimenting with basic zine formats and discussions, we’ll envision new possibilities and futures for the worlds we want to see.

Sculptural Paper

In this two-session intensive, students will use fast and easy DIY papermaking techniques like pulp casting, paper mache, and dipping to explore the many sculptural forms, textures, and dimensions that paper fibers can take.

Students will also be encouraged to experiment with methods of surface design and assemblage to modify and embellish our forms.