Friday, November 4, 2011

Group 7 Wrap-Up

Better late than never, but here it is! Group 7 did a fantastic job, and during this workshop Handshouse met their goal of having four completed zodiac sections and two completed ceiling sections. So here it is, the Wroclaw workshop at the White Stork Synagogue in pictures!

Group 7 arrived in Krakow to do some site seeing, so the Wroclaw workshop started off with a wonderful dinner of students and the entire team at the Ariel Restaurant on the last night in Krakow. AMAZING!!!

One of the many amazing buildings in one of the squares in Wroclaw

Another view of the square
The exterior of the White Stork Synagogue, our gracious home for the next couple of weeks

Inside the Synagogue before we fully moved in
And of course, what is a painting workshop without a little moving and set-up?! :)

No workshop or workday is complete without introductions, a morning meeting, and a story or poem to inspire

Some of the fearless leaders ready to go for the last workshop of the summer. Check out those happy and determined faces!
Cameraman Dan gets a little face time now that professor and Group 7 faculty leader Rian has arrived
Once set up, Emily takes the group through a glue making and paint mixing lesson

Emma, Mary and Kelsey learn what it takes to paint the flame borders

Andrea transfers a section of Hebrew text onto the board

There is always lots of transfering to be done, this is an eagle from the North Wall Dome

Getting set up to transfer the North Wall Dome--so many flowers!

Charlotte and Zach learn how to paint rope borders

Zach and Emma trace the drawings Tom Hubka created for the cove section

Which vines are the right vines?

Working on Borders

Evryone hard at work!!!

Part of the learning takes place at other locations visited on field trips

Inside a beautiful church

Outside another

Nick set up the West Wall as the backdrop for the evenings concert

It was a wonderful performance

Now that all the flowers have been figured out the are ready for the real thing

Sarah finishes up one the flowers she learned to paint by getting it onto the panels

Rashin works on the medallion image

Elaine works on an Eagle

Jeanie adds the border to Nick's Turkey

Silvia and Olga get more background on the Synague

Anna paints a unique beautiful flower

Cailigh adds the shade layers to a flower

Rashin puts the finishing touches on the wall by adding the black outlines

The finished walls!!

A close-up of the right portion of the North Wall Dome

Friday, September 16, 2011

Group 7! And Finished Work!

Hello again, check back soon for a full update on what was accomplished during the final Summer 2011 workshop in Wroclaw. Here is the group picture taken on the last day of the Group 7 workshop.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Krakow: Group 6

It's been some time since a post, and there's still one whole workshop to report on, but here is Group 6 and the progress made during the Krakow workshop. Almost the entire West Dome and all four Zodiacs were completed, along with the cove drawings graciously created for us by Tom Hubka.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In Summary

The Krakow Workshop in pictures:

Part of the interior of the Temple Synagogue where we held the workshop

The panels before we got set up, just to give an example of our space

Rick shared inspirational poems and readings at morning meetings
And to make sure we were alert, Marie concluded morning meetings with a game of "Zip, Zap, Zop"
 And now, taking a look back...

Ariel demonstrates how to trace the images to later be transferred onto the panel

Groups of students prep practice panels to learn some of the painting
Some of the tracings used to create practice panels

Kuba, Kate, Eliza Rose and Agnieszka practice painting the different borders

Some examples of student practice panels
Working on the North Zodiac

Jaziek and Emma work on tracing and transferring the Hebrew text from the Upper West Dome onto the boards

The Temple Synagogue gets many visitors each day, Ariel explains our project to one group
Kelley works on tracings
There was always lots of paint to mix

Tek works on transferring Capricorn onto the West Zodiac
More work on the Zodiacs
Saw horses are a hot commodity and we always seem to need more. Craig and Matt help out by building more

Shannon and Eliza mix paint, it looks it might be Cool Light Base
The West Zodiac 95% done, it's just missing the black outlines
The Woad blue background goes onto the West Dome
The Lower West Dome early layers
One of the large groups of visitors from Isreal
Savana works out the center medallion for the lower dome

The vines turned out to be much trickier than expected
One of Case's practice pages for Virgo
Work on the medallion and adjusting the Stitch Border

Ariel paints the Hebrew for one of the original artist's signatures
Creating the printed Hebrew for the Zodiacs

Working on the Hebrew for the Zodiacs

Charline paints the spacers onto the zodiac Hebrew boards
Kate works on the bunnies in the bottom left of the West Upper Dome
Emily figures out how to paint the Unicorns on the West Upper Dome

Tom draws the images from the cove, which will be painted next summer
Nick works on transferring his camel onto the boards
Like paint mixing, there is ALWAYS clean-up. Marissa lends a hand
Krista shows her updated version of the bear--with new high res images comes new levels of detail
Nick learns the techniques for painting the camel
The West Wall as of Friday 8/5/2011