In October, FAR hosted students, faculty, staff and community members for a variety of classes. Book artist, Ellen Knudson, taught a workshop co-sponsored by Small Craft Advisory Press and the Southeast Guild of Book Workers. Cleverly titled Pressure and Relief, the workshop introduced attendees to collagraph and pressure printing techniques using Vandercook printing presses. This month, a number of CVATD students learned and created at FAR, including students of Denise Bookwalter, Rob Duarte, Dr. Marlo Ransdell, Joelle Dietrick and Kevin Curry. They worked on projects representing a broad range of creative disciplines, shooting experimental animation with a converted ShopBot CNC router (Duarte’s Advanced Workshop: Experimental Animation), developing joinery design compatible with CNC production methods (Ransdell’s Graduate Furniture Design) and creating large-scale modular printmaking matrices (Bookwalter’s Advanced Printmaking Workshop: Hybrid P rintmaking). FAR also officially welcomed three additional Faculty in Residence: Dr. Marlo Ransdell, Joelle Dietrick and Julietta Cheung.
Coming up in November, Michael Rees, formLab’s inaugural Project Fellow, will be visiting FAR to work on a sculptural project relating to augmented reality. Rees is from the New York City metro area where he works for William Paterson University in the capacity of Associate Professor of Sculpture and Digital Media, Director of the Center for New Art and Co-Director of the Fine Arts Graduate program.