"ENGAGING ENSOR" - COLLABORATION WITH MOBILE ARTS PLATFORM OF SF, AT THE GETTY MUSEUM, L.A.
Worked w/ appx 50 artists to create mask block prints which could be printed onto ID Cards and a Poster that engages kids with the
work of James Ensor via masks as well as the ideas of how they fit into their community. We had 6 sessions of 3 hours each over the
course of the summer of 2014, with over 3000 kids and adults participating, with an average of 15 to 20 minutes of participation per
person. The Getty has the hand printed posters of 12 blocks each as well as the flip book in their archives.
BUILD AN ANIMAL PROJECT - Soft Cut block printing project.
- Kids print different animal heads, bodies, and tales into new combinations and create an all new animal
KIDS AND COMMUNITY PRINTING EVENTS
Brian has been doing a variety of printing events with kids and adults over the past couple years including at the Getty Art Museum in L.A. , Bellevue Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum Of History and Industry (MOHAI), Seattle Center, and City of Auburn. We strive to increase the number of events in 2016 to engage with the public and educate people about these wonderful print techniques. Please contact Brian if you have an interest in hiring him to do an event. We have small etching presses, soft cut block printing, small letterpress proofing press, and screenprint opportunities available.
VARIOUS KIDS/ COMMUNITY EVENTS AT CITY OF AUBURN, MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INDUSTRY (MOHAI) AND AT PRINT ZERO
KIDS DRAWINGS TURNED INTO PRINTS
- Kids draw animals and then I transfer the drawings onto soft cut blocks and carve the images out. Sometimes I will add texture or pattern to the image for more interesting or easier printing. It usually takes a couple weeks to finish a batch of drawings/carvings. So far I have appx. 75 finished.