Calendar of Events

Nov
4
Sat
Adult and Teacher Workshop at YCBA @ Yale Center for British Art
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Participants will learn the history, basic tools, materials, and fundamental skills used to make hand-built ceramics. Gallery time will be spent in the Center’s special exhibition “Things of Beauty Growing”: British Studio Potteryfollowed by a studio visit to a local ceramics artist. Wedging, pinching, coiling, slab preparation, and wheel throwing will be demonstrated. Participants will create a coil pot or bowl. The program is free, but registration is required. Space is limited.
Open to Ages 18 Up. Preregistration is required. Located in the Docent Room. Space is Limited.

Exhibition: “Things of Beauty Growing”: British Studio Pottery

Nov
5
Sun
Still Life Monotype at CCP @ Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm
INSTRUCTOR: PAUL DERUVO
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
SUNDAYS, 2-DAY WORKSHOP, 10AM-4PM
CLASS SIZE 4-8, ALL LEVELS, INCLUDES 4 HOURS OF STUDIO TIME EACH WEEK
$275 MEMBERS, $325 NON-MEMBERSregister now

Planned in conjunction with our Fall Still Life exhibition, this two weekend workshop will delve into the benefits of working observationally from individually constructed still life setups in order to hone participants’ mastery of monotype printmaking techniques. This class will explore color theory, additive and reductive mark making, grisaille and “glazing” techniques as they apply to monotype, and the composition and construction of engaging still life images. Working from life, a time honored tradition practiced in drawing schools around the world, helps push us to solve new problems and train our hands, while printmaking adds a new dimension of layering to explore and learn from.

PAUL DERUVO is the Associate Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. He is recent graduate of Massachusetts College of Art where he majored in printmaking and studied lithography under Tamarind graduate and master printer Carolyn Muscat. He has worked as a teaching assistant for beginner and intermediate lithography, as well as interning at Muscat Studios. He has exhibited work in New York, Boston and Connecticut, and was the recipient of the 2011 Boston Printmaker’s Student Award and was included in their biennial at the Danforth Museum.

Visit Paul at www.paulderuvo.com

Image:  Paul DeRuvo, One Morning, Mezzotint, drypoint and etching

Nov
10
Fri
Japanese Woodblock Printmaking @ CCP @ Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm
INSTRUCTOR: KEVIN FRANCES
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 THROUGH SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, 2-WEEKEND WORKSHOP, 10AM – 4PM
CLASS SIZE 4-8, ALL LEVELS
$475 MEMBERS, $525 NON-MEMBERSregister now

In this workshop, artists will learn how to carve a woodblock using hand tools and print it in the Japanese technique. This process uses water based inks, and does not require a press. This technique is well suited to the individualist; It is decidedly low tech, students will be given all the tools needed to make prints in a home studio. While traditional processes will be taught, the medium is very elastic. Marks on wood will leave traces on paper, through the process of making prints each participant will develop their personal technique.

KEVIN FRANCES is an artist who lives and works in Boston, MA. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his BA from the University of California, Davis in 2010. In 2012 he was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been show at the International Print Center New York, David Krut Projects in New York, the Kala Gallery in Berkeley, CA, and the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis.

Visit Kevin at www.kevinfrances.com

Image: Kevin Frances, Rooms, Japanese woodcut

Nov
11
Sat
Family Day: Ancient Greek Life – FUAM @ Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Day: Ancient Greek Life – FUAM @ Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall | Fairfield | Connecticut | United States

Please join us on Saturday, November 11, for Family Day: Ancient Greek Life. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child friendly gallery tour designed for ages 4-10. Session 1 is from 1-2:30 p.m. and session 2 is from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

The Fairfield University Art Museum will be free and open to the public from 12-4 pm so that you may enjoy our collection of paintings and objects.

Please register number of children only.

Space is limited. If you are unable to attend, please unregister online or contact the museum at museum@fairfield.edu.

Dec
2
Sat
Vandercook Monotype @ CCP @ Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm
INSTRUCTOR: JIM LEE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
2-DAY WORKSHOP, 10AM – 4PM
CLASS SIZE 4-8, ALL LEVELS
$275 MEMBERS, $325 NON-MEMBERSregister now

This two-day workshop will explore the layering effects of monotype using the perfect registration of the Vandercook Proofing Press to produce unique impressions with luminous color relationships. Monotypes will be developed by over-printing numerous translucent color inks, and by printing dry media such as pencil, charcoal or pastel. Demonstrations will lead the participant from their preliminary sketches to working in both reductive and additive printing approaches. Many examples will be shown along with demonstrations of stenciling and other techniques.

JIM LEE received a M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980. He has taught printmaking, drawing and book arts at the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT since 1982. Landscape is at the core of his work. He often begins a series with on-site drawings, and from these develops his multi-layered, color reduction woodcut prints. Recent work has been based on the west coast of Ireland, Maine and Maritime Canada. He is also very interested in the people who inhabit these locations, weaving references to their history, culture and legend into his work.

Visit Jim at www.jimleeprintmaker.com

Image:  Jim Lee, It Tastes Like Chicken, Monotype

Dec
11
Mon
Open Studio at CCP @ Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
INSTRUCTOR: PAUL DERUVO
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 THROUGH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
5-DAY WORKSHOP, 10AM – 4PM
CLASS SIZE 4-8, ALL LEVELS
$125 MEMBERS PER DAY, $500 MEMBERS WEEKregister now

End the year with this five day open studio workshop with CCP’s Paul DeRuvo. Take this time to expand on existing work or brush up on an old technique. Whether your project will take all five days, or a single session, Paul will work with artists individually to achieve their specific goals just in time for the New Year.

PAUL DERUVO is the Associate Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. He is recent graduate of Massachusetts College of Art where he majored in printmaking and studied lithography under Tamarind graduate and master printer Carolyn Muscat. He has worked as a teaching assistant for beginner and intermediate lithography, as well as interning at Muscat Studios. He has exhibited work in New York, Boston and Connecticut, and was the recipient of the 2011 Boston Printmaker’s Student Award and was included in their biennial at the Danforth Museum.

Visit Paul at www.paulderuvo.com

Image: Paul DeRuvo, Keep Loving, Lithograph