I'd like to encourage anyone who has never tried printmaking to take
the course offerings available at SBCC. I highly recommend both
Pamela Zwehl-Burke and Bill Durham, who are offering Intaglio/Relief
and Screenprinting, respectively. They are extremely knowledgeable,
multi-talented instructors, as well as very amenable people and image
makers par excellence. I know this because I tutored in the
printmaking dept. for six years, five of them for Pamela.
Bill is great guy who is easy to work with & all the students I had
lab with thought he was very approachable and made every effort to
make screenprinting an enriching and fun experience.
I still consider Pamela to be my teacher and my mentor when it comes
to printmaking and especially regarding Artists' Books. Taking her
classes. after almost exhausting the entire Art Dept. curriculum, was
a major revelation for me. I find printmaking to be unlike any other
art process. It still holds mystery for me, which makes me return
again and again to using what I've learned and exploring new
possibilities in my own work. Pamela provided the means for me to
find my niche, which is making books. The final project in my 1st
etching/relief class was to make a book of 5 prints in an edition of
5. Once my search for the binding began, I was hooked. The next
semester I took Artist's Books with her and became a tutor.
A file with scanned, original prints taken from a single plate in
four successive, proofing stages are more of Pamela's work.
It has been uploaded to the Files section of the BAC Yahoo! Groups
The title is "Etching Proofs Poster.doc"
Thank you for your time,