In conjunction with both West Medford Open Studios and ArtWeek Boston, Jerome Street Studios will be hosting several demonstrations over the weekend:
Fire and Ink
Do you like to set things on fire? Are you attracted to bright and shiny things? Are you artistic? Go beyond traditional painting. Use alcohol inks and fire to create artworks that defy description. Will your painting crackle like alligator skin? Or will the inks burn smoothly off in wavelike patterns?
Learn how to use alcohol inks and fire to create vibrant one-of-a-kind paintings. Alcohol based inks are dye-based, transparent, highly saturated,fast-drying, fade-resistant and can be used on any hard surface, including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone and clay. Stephanie Todhunter will demonstrate how to use alcohol ink, denatured alcohol, clayboard and fire safely to create colorful abstract works.
Fire and Ink will be located in the backyard of Jerome Street Studios, a small cooperatively run art studio space in West Medford. This demonstration is a part of the ongoing West Medford Open Studios, a two day event located in West Medford, MA.
Design. Shape. Create.
Learn how to design and shape wax to create beautiful silver and gold cast jewelry. Join Sheila Corkery at Jerome Street Studios for a lively demonstration on the fun and surprisingly simple art of carving and melting wax into unique and organic shapes to form rings, pendants, charms and more.
Join Tanya Howard in a spring oriented culinary demonstration. Afterwards you can eat the examples!
Words Into Wax
Learn some simple techniques to transfer written work onto encaustic media using modern technology. This is a demonstration designed for artist-poets to be able to include a hand-written look in their pieces. It can also be used for text and drawings. Additionally, learn about the art of encaustic painting via video clip and talk with the artist, Darcy Schultz.
Saturday and Sunday noon-5pm
Having participated in past WMOS events as a writer and a photographer, this year Ted Adams will reveal a newly conceived outdoor installation based on a photography series he has been growing for nearly a decade, “Rules for Little Boys.”
The series explores American society through the encounters of a boy thwarted by posted restrictions. The rules are either a daily illustration of the nanny state or a defensive marker of how litigious our society has become. They act as both appropriate cautions for little boys and ridiculous restrictions on adults who possess the judgment of little boys.