Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Baren Ads & Ops Welcome to the Baren Ads & Ops Newsletter February 15, 2009 Volume I
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* In depth Moku Hanga DVD instructional video. This DVD is playable on your computer or a video player attached to the TV. The information and instructions shown on this professionally made DVD is over an hour long and is second to none. It is the accumulation of 18 years of hands on experience by Graham Scholes who has created over 100 print images, carving 600 plates and printed approximately 55 thousand sheets of Hosho Paper. Full details are available at...
* Nik Semenoff has produced a DVD - New Directions in Printmaking: The Technical Side which contains the following: -Toner in All Media: General information on how toner can be used in print media, Waterless Lithography: Explains how to use common caulking silicone as the ink rejection surface on the plate, Toner in Intaglio: How toner is used with photo intaglio plates and using electro-etching for safer etching; Copper sulfate Mordant: Using inexpensive copper sulfate and common salt to etch metal plates. It can be converted to cupric chloride for etching copper plates. Order on the Internet by using PayPal:
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* Available to a Good Home for the Cost of Postage One 7.5” x 17” “*Dragon Skin” (Maru Bake Hairsplitting Device)* from McClain’s, unopened in plastic wrapper. The dimensions refer to the wood on which the metal “skin” is mounted; the former is about 4” x 15”. I have decided never to endure the clip-burn-scrap ordeal of preparing brushes, so I have no use for this. US Mail is $8.00 in the USA; not available to non-US folks, sorry. AEleen Frisch

* *Letterpress and lead type* for sale. $300, a crating fee of $50, plus shipping. Located in Magnolia Springs, Alabama near Mobile. For more information and pictures:
* *Charles Brand 36” x 60” etching press* in excellent condition, owned by a single owner (professional printer) for sale at $10,000. Price includes 2 sets of blankets and assorted other blankets. Press has been well maintained and all original parts are intact. Press is in small mid-Manhattan loft building. Price does not include rigging, shipping. Contact: Deborah at or 207.799.4097 home/studio 0r 207.272.9985 mobile
* *Cherry wood* Plank cherry excess! I ordered a bunch of solid cherry boards and now I’m into a larger project for which I use cherry plywood. It will be a while before I get to my cherry wood and I thought maybe someone wants to try this delightful material in the meantime. Stored in single digit humidity, clean, straight boards. Cut, sanded smooth and ready to carve. Shipping additional.
Sizes approximate: 6 x 8 x 3/4 inches - $5 8 x 10 x 3/4 inches - $10 Uncut, unsanded planks, as is from the mill: 6 x 20+ inches - $15 8+ (10 max.) x 24+ inches - $25 Email for shipping estimate and/or to order

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* *Intermediate Woodcut Printmaking Workshop with Maria Arango*
February 20-22, 2009, Red Barn Art Center Instructor: Maria Arango (2008 Artist-in-Residence) Members: $140 for both days Non-Members: $175 for both days Beatty Residents: $50 per day. Additional studio time: $25 per day
This workshop will cover the essentials of relief printmaking and introduce more advanced techniques. Instructor will demonstrate various techniques to achieve multi-color woodcuts, including puzzle woodcuts, reduction woodcuts and multi-block woodcuts. Participants will be encouraged to complete a multi-color project during the workshop. Participants of every level can be accommodated. In the spirit of printmaking tradition, participants will create a minimum of one small edition in order to exchange prints with every other participant and walk away with a beautiful collection.
Two full days of dedicated instruction from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. To reserve your space, send an email to with the word WORKSHOP in the subject line. Lodging is available in nearby Beatty, lunch, a Friday night arrival dinner and all basic supplies will be provided. For more information call 702- 870-9946.
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Creatures Great and Small/ *open call* for art using animals as metaph
October 23 - December 6, 2009 Postmark Deadline: April 1, 2009 Information: For entry form and additional information please contact Becky Atkinson, Director of University Galleries, (270) 809-6734, Becky Atkinson, or
Ads & Ops published on the 15th of each month Send your ad or opportunity request before the 13th to Newsletter coordinator: Mary Kuster

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