Studio Two Three is delighted to offer classroom visits (for both art and core classrooms) by our Program Manager, Megan Nolde!

Megan is a certified by the state of Virginia in PreK-12 Visual Arts Education, holding a Collegiate Professional Teaching License from the Art Education Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a Meritorious New Teacher Candidate for the Mid-Atlantic Region, and taught in Hanover County Public Schools for 6 years prior to her graduate study in Printmaking and current work at S23. She has taught all ages from PreK through adult, and all art subject matters including fine crafts and art history.

 

Please email megan@studiotwothree.org with:

- the title of your requested visit and three potential dates and times for the visit
- your contact information
- a good time to contact you or meet to discuss the visit itself ahead of time.

Once a date and time is agreed upon, a deposit of half the total is due to reserve the classroom visit. The rest of the amount due should be paid within 30 days of the visit.

***S23 is also able to provide teacher training for how to incorporate printmaking into the classroom, as well as training on printing techniques themselves. Please email the above address if you are interested.***

 

Visits are available in the following forms:

Core Classroom Visits--

1. Simple Books and Zines: learn how to make simple single and multi-page books, incorporating basic linocut stamps and photocopier artwork. This is a low-mess and materials intensive lesson that is perfect for incorporating into any core classroom, in a variety of ways.

     Materials S23 provides: small copier, easy-carve linoleum pieces, carving tools, copier paper, heavy paper for covers, long-arm stapler, staples, pencils      and markers, etc., stamp pads, various examples of printed books and ephemera

     Materials you provide: students!

     COST: $50 flat fee, plus $5 per student ($2 per student for Title 1 schools-- prices are negotiable)

 

2. Linocut Printing: learn how to do simple linoleum block prints, incorporating your subject matter into the image. This is a medium-mess and materials lesson that is perfect for classes that can incorporate image-making into a project or presentation. This lesson requires flat workspace for students (tables or flat desks) and access for handwashing and water cleanup (a nearby teacher's lounge or bathroom will suffice). Space to hang drying prints is recommended (a simple clothesline will work great!).

     Materials S23 provides: easy-carve linoleum pieces, carving tools, printing paper, water-based inks, brayers, barens, various examples of printed ephemera and artwork

     Materials you provide: regular pencils & erasers, flat working tables, print drying area/clothesline

     COST: $50 flat fee, plus $8 per student ($5 per student for Title 1 schools-- prices are negotiable)

 

3. Marker Monoprints:  learn how to make expressive imagery using simple water-based markers and incorporating your subject matter into the image. This is a low-mess and materials lesson that is perfect for classrooms that can incorporate imagemaking into a project or presentation. This lesson requires flat workspace for students (tables or flat desks) and access for handwashing and water cleanup (a nearby teacher's lounge or bathroom will suffice). Space to hang drying prints is recommended (a simple clotheslines will work great!).

     Materials S23 provides: sanded plexiglass for marker inking, water-based markers, printing paper, spray bottles for water, variety of printed ephemera and artwork examples

     Materials you provide: regular pencils and erasers, flat working tables, print drying area/clothesline, photos and imagery related to your lesson

     COST: $50 flat fee, plus $5 per student ($2 per student for Title 1 schools-- prices are negotiable)

 

ART CLASSROOM VISITS--

1. Drypoint Printing: learn how to make drypoint prints, a form of intaglio printing that doesn't require acid to etch the plate! This workshop teaches students the basics of printmaking, and requires access to an etching press. We will use aluminum flashing to create plates the we draw and scratch on to make line work images. These will be inked up and printed on the press.

     Materials S23 provides: aluminum flashing for plates, drypoint needles, water-based etching ink, inking cards, palette knives, variety of printed ephemera and artwork examples

     Materials you provide: printing paper, inking surfaces, printing press, drying area for prints

COST: $50 flat fee, plus $8 per student ($5 per student for Title 1 schools-- prices are negotiable)

 

2. Paper Plate Lithography: learn how to do simple lithography without etching a plate! This workshop teaches students the basics of printmaking, and requires access to an etching press. We will use polyester plates and a toner-based printer to create plates that we can draw and add to, then print using lithography ink and lithography rollers, using the etching press to print.

     Materials S23 provides: polyester plates, a toner-base copier, drawing materials for the plate, lithography ink and modifiers, litho rollers and brayers, palette knives, non-toxic clean-up solvents, variety of printed ephemera and artwork examples

     Materials you provide: printing paper, inking surfaces, printing press, drying area for prints, pencils and erasers and basic drawing paper

     COST: $50 flat fee, plus $10 per student ($7 per student for Title 1 schools-- prices are negotiable)

 

3. Xerox Transfers: learn how to simple transfer prints using non-toxic wintergreen oil and a printing press! this workshop teaches students the basics of printmaking, and requires access to an etching press. We will use toner copier prints to transfer imagery onto printmaking paper, which can then be altered, collaged, drawn on, etc. We will print our transfers by dousing the back of the copier print in wintergreen oil and then running it through a press with printmaking paper.

     Materials S23 provides: wintergreen oil, a toner-based copier, quality printmaking paper, Dover books for source imagery, various printed ephemera and artwork examples

     Materials you provide: additional source imagery, printing press, drying area for prints, scissors, collage materials, drawing and painting materials for altering prints after printing

     COST: $50 flat fee, plus $6 per student ($3 per student for Title 1 schools-- prices are negotiable)