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Special Topics In Art and Visual Culture – Relief Printmaking is a new course offered this Spring 2015. The topics covered in the is class include: various printmaking techniques, professional handling of prints and works on paper, the historical and contemporary relevance of printmaking, and printmaking as a means for social change.  We started the class off with linocut and chine-colle´ and are currently working on a three layer reduction woodcut. The semester will close with the introduction to monotype and students will participate in an exchange portfolio that explores activism in printmaking.

Check out some of our new work!

Mara Olson, LInocut with Chine-Colle´

Mara Olson, LInocut with Chine-Colle´

Emma Landwelen, Linocut

Emma Landwelen, Linocut

Josh Gaal, Linocut

Josh Gaal, Linocut

Bekah Pollard, Linocut

Rebekah Pollard, Linocut with Chine-Colle´

Nick Smith, Linocut with Chine-Colle´

Nick Smith, Linocut with Chine-Colle´

 

 

 

 

Nick Smith, Linocut with Chine-Colle´

Nick Smith, Linocut with Chine-Colle´

 

Internships and Independent Studies

Internship 

This semester, I have continued working at my internship with the Web Marketing and Communications Department at Butler University. Interning here has been an incredible process because I have had the unique opportunity to be a part of the re-branding process.

 

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This events website banner was really fun to create. I took most inspiration from the poster that was distributed as a promotional item to let people know all of the information for the theater production.

 

 

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Another really fun thing that I got to make was this birthday certificate that will be mailed to any of our alumni that turn 100 years old. It was really cool to be able to take the old branding on a subject, and update it to the fresh, new branding.

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Another opportunity I had was to be able to create the postcards for the university bookstore. I got to pick out each of the photos and put the new branding into place. I have loved being able to intern for my university, something that I am already passionate about, while also learning to be even more passionate about graphic design.

Independent Study

So far, January and February have been used for a lot of research and development on my ideas of altered books. I have just started the beginnings of my next book with all new pages and new memories. For now, here is a look at my basis from where I began my initial ideas of the “Memory Book.”

http://abbigailmiles.wix.com/abbigail#!body-of-work/c1o1g

If you want to know more, check out my newly updated website!

http://abbigailmiles.wix.com/abbigail

Thank you!

Abbigail Miles  –  ammiles@butler.edu  –  @AbbigailMM

Pocket Square by Joshua Gaal

Pocket Square by Joshua Gaal

Always take detailed notes throughout any process piece of art. Detailed notes go a long way.

This current semester I will focus on my passion for Art + Design while implementing Fashion as the foundation. I plan to create Pocket Squares, Ties, and a potential Leather or Wool/Felt garment by the end of the semester. Along with the creation of all of these physical goods, I plan to keep a detailed sketchbook that highlights research and product design, photo & video capturing of the products created, and then align physical and digital to create photoshoots and mock ads to encompass the vision that I have for Men’s Fashion.

January and February has served as the “baby step” months of my Independent Study. I am currently working on my second rendered pocket square and upon it’s completion I look to start my final draft of pocket square design.

Rendring #2

Rendering #2 – Back

The second rendering went smoothly compared to my first rendering now that I am more familiar with not only the general design and process of creating a fabric good, but I am now more familiar with the art of sewing and have used the machine more and more. There are still many challenges that I have to work around and overcome to create the perfect pocket square. But I have the confidence, with a little extra practice and many more runs of production to come, I will be able to feel comfortable enough to wear and promote my pocket squares.

Now that the semester is creeping up on the half way mark, I will also start to shift my focus to a full length tie. Creating a tie is something I have done before in a JCA class called Process. But since I have created that tie last year, I have not gone back and try to better it. March will be the month to attempt to create my second tie. So that is what I am looking forward to next!

Stick around to check out more of what wonderful art is being created here at Butler University JCA and if you want to learn more about me or see more work, check out my digital portfolio at http://joshua-gaal.squarespace.com.

 

Thank you!

JoshuaGaal
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