Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan – Shared Energies Project in Princeton

Posted April 11, 2017

Fiona Chinkan & Maria Doering - Shared Energies in Princeton

 

SHARED ENERGIES: CELLS, STARS AND THE FLUIDITY BETWEEN
Fiona Chinkan & Maria Doering

Spring 2017 Anne Reeves Artists-in-Residence

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017.

The two women have collaborated through different approaches over many years beginning with their first co-curated exhibit in 2006, titled Retrospective on Intimacy, in New Jersey and Connecticut. Shortly after, Maria moved to Canada and they continued to collaborate by mailing their drawings back and forth between New York City and Dartmouth. This ever-expanding body of work grew into the Shared Energies project, which was first exhibited during their studio residency stay in 2016 at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts in Inverness, Nova Scotia.

During their spring 2017 Anne Reeves Residency, Fiona and Maria will be elaborating on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. They either draw simultaneously on the same sheet or both artists begin a drawing separately and then switch to continue working on the other’s drawing. The Taplin Gallery will be turned into their studio space where the artist duo will continue to push their explorations to large scale drawings and three dimensional installations.

Anyone is welcome to stop by the Taplin Gallery and visit the artists during their stay. Fiona and Maria are looking forward to sharing their process and progress with the community.

To follow along their progress during the residency online, please visit the artists on Instagram at @mariadoering or @fionac.nyc

The artist duo will offer two workshops:

Artistic Collaborations 101: Saturday, April 22, 1-4pm
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to the idea of artistic collaboration, why it is valuable, and the different approaches artists can take when working together. We will share our own methods, as well as other ways we have seen artist teams collaborate. During the workshop participants are paired up and challenged to work on a project together in one of the many approaches. It is a fun event that people with and without experience can enjoy. All individuals need to bring is their favorite “making” materials (pencils, watercolors, yarn, etc…) and an open mind. It is a fun way to connect with other artists or take an interesting workshop with their favorite art buddy! Supplies included. More info and registration here!

Sketchbook Collaborations: Saturday, April 29, 1-4pm
In this workshop, we dive deep into the idea of sketchbook sharing with another artist and introduce the class to different methods of sketchbook collaboration. We will also explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus living long distances from one another. Participants are paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other´s styles. This workshop is for individuals as well as students who would like to take a workshop with their art buddies. More info and registration here!

Featured Artist at Just Printmaking

Posted March 23, 2017

Maria was recently interviewed by @JustPrintmaking a printmaking Instagram account turned Printmaking Blog. Please click on the image to read the interview.

Artist Feature: Maria Doering at  @Just Printmaking

49 at 74 – Marbury NYC – Group Exhibition in Manhattan

Posted March 2, 2017

Two of Maria’s prints are going to be on display at Marbury NYC as part of the 49 at 74 – Canadian Works on Paper Exhibition. The opening reception will be on March 9th from 6pm – 9pm. 49 at 74 - Marbury NYC flyer

Participating artists:

Week-long Screen printing course at Lunenburg School of Art

Posted March 2, 2017


(Image: “Enveloped Evolution” by Maria Doering – screen print on paper)

SUMMER SCREEN PRINTING 
with Maria Doering

Date & Time:

Aug 21 – 25, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm

This week-long class will cover the joys of screen printing on paper with a focus on creating colourful imagery by using hand cut stencils, screen filler and possibly photo emulsion. By the end of the week Students will be comfortable with mixing inks, registering colour layers, and printing multiples. Whether or not you are looking to create limited edition posters, or make original fine art prints, this class will give you a solid foundation in the technique and information on making prints at home. No experience necessary, all levels welcome.

Materials:

Students should bring the following

  • Sketchbook or notebook
  • Pencil or pen
  • Apron/old T-shirt
  • Scotch magic tape (matte)
  • Pad of newsprint
  • 5-6 full sheets of Mayfair paper for proofing (available at NSCAD Art Supply Store or Deserres Art Supply Store)
  • Rag paper for editioning (Stonehenge, Fabriano Rosaspina, Rives BFK, Arches…etc., no heavy textures, no water color paper)
  • Recycled, clean yogurt containers with lids for mixed inks
  • 1 black permapaque marker
  • Box cutting knife or xacto knife

(LSA will provide all other materials not listed)

To register for this class please visit the Lunenburg School of the Arts Website.

Week long relief printmaking class at Sunbury shores

Posted March 1, 2017

Maria is delighted to be teaching a week-long relief printmaking class at Sunbury Shores in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

Relief printmaking with Maria Doering
 July 31st – August 4th (Mon-Fri) at 9 am – 4 pm

This course is ideal for beginners as well as experienced printmakers who want a refresher in relief printmaking. Maria is a flexible instructor who adapts easily to the individual students and their skill level. This class will cover relief printing through the use of Linoleum and Komatex as materials. Students will learn all about carving tools, how to use them, mark making in black & white imagery, mixing inks, developing a colour image and its separate layers into a print through reduction and multiple blocks, registration techniques, hand printing and printing on the press. Maria will show examples of her own blocks and prints as well as other artists’ works to inspire the participants.
In this course Maria will work with you to create your own unique relief prints.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED
$402.50 (taxes included)

To sign up for this course please visit the website. 

Cells, Souls and Personalities Exhibition at Lee Matasi Gallery

Posted February 9, 2017

Cells, Souls and Personality Exhibition

Maria’s print works under the project title “Cells, Souls and Personalities” will be on exhibition at the Lee Matasi Gallery at the Ottawa School of Art from March 8th – March 22nd. If you live in the area please stop in and visit! Works will be for sale in the Gallery as well as at the OSA Art Boutique.   This body of work includes relief prints ranging from 3×3 inches to 3×3 feet.

Maria to teach workshop series in Truro

Posted February 6, 2017

B&W block printing at Visual Voice

Want to try printmaking? This is the perfect class to be introduced to relief printmaking. Students will focus on mark making, textures, patterns and other ways of creating an interesting black and white image to carve into your matrix. By the end of the workshop you will walk away with your own small limited edition of prints.
No previous experience required. Maria is happy to have students of all levels in her class and will make sure it is interesting for everyone involved. It’s a fun activity to do solo or with a friend/family member. All materials and tools will be provided, please bring an apron or old t-shirt, and maybe even an image idea with you.
Maria Doering is a professional artist and passionate printmaker, teaches part-time at NSCAD University and has taught numerous workshops across the province and country.

Feb 18 Saturday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own.
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

 

B&W Monotype Workshop with Maria Doering

Join us for another fun day of printmaking at Visual Voice! Monotype is a very experimental and direct process of image creation through the use of printmaking equipment. You will create one-of-a-kind prints by removing ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, brushes and found materials. You may create up to 10 different images during this workshop. This workshop is especially beneficial if you enjoy drawing as we will focus on translating your drawing and painting skills into printmaking.
You can come prepared with an image idea or spend the day experimenting with found materials. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.
*Includes the use of a press!

Mar 4 Saturday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own.
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

Reductive Relief Printmaking Workshop with Maria Doering

Create your own colorful limited edition mini print with artist and printmaker Maria Doering. Reductive Relief Printmaking is a technique where you carve and print multiple color layers from a single matrix block. You can come with your own image ideas for a 4×4 inch – 2 color print or find inspiration during the workshop from many provided images. You can take this workshop following the B&W workshop or as a complete beginner. It will be a fun and interesting day at Visual Voice.
Maria Doering is a professional artist and passionate printmaker, teaches part-time at NSCAD University and has taught numerous workshops across the province and country. *Includes the use of a press!

Mar 23 Thursday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own.
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

Colour Monotype Workshop with Maria Doering

It’s that time of the year when everyone yearns for Spring. Let’s ring it in with a colorful printmaking session at Visual Voice Gallery. Monotype is a very experimental and direct process of image creation through the use of printmaking equipment. You will not be creating an edition of multiples but instead remove ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, and brushes and found materials to create a single print. You may create up to 10 different images during this workshop using multiple colours as well as multiple layers. In this workshop, we will focus and experiment with found materials specifically. You can come prepared with an image idea or spend the day experimenting with found materials with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique.
No experience necessary. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well. *Includes the use of a press!

Mar 31 Friday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own.
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

To reserve your seat in one or all of these workshops please contact Visual Voice Gallery directly by calling 902-VIEWING (843-9464).

Maria’s classes at NSCAD School of Extended Studies

Posted January 16, 2017

What a better way to start the year than to help you destress by learning something new in a relaxed and friendly environment? Maria is at it again teaching two 7-week courses at the NSCAD School of Extended Studies. Use the professional printmaking facilities to learn something new. This term Maria is going to teach Monotype and Screen printing please find below some information about the two classes. Screen printing is filling up quickly, and there is still much space in Monotype, so if you prefer less crowded classes, Monotype is perfect for you!

Student Louise d'Entrement's progress in Monotype

Monotype

Monotype is a fun and very experimental printmaking technique where instead of printing editions you only create one-of-a-kind pieces. Each week you will learn different approaches ranging from Black & White to multi-colored and multi layered Monotype prints with the use of various inks, dry media and found objects on paper. No previous experience required. Please bring sketchbook or note pad, pencil, fine point Sharpie marker and an apron or old t-shirt to the first class. Class Limit is 10.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: January 31, 2017

Course Code:
ESPR-0111 [Register Online]
 Instructor:
Maria Doering
 Site:
H320, 5163 Duke Street
Date / Time: Wed Feb 8-March 29 , 6:30–9:30pm (7 sessions)
(no class on Feb 15)
 Tuition: $275.00 + HST

screen printing with Maria Doering

Screenprinting

Screen printing, also known as Silkscreen or Serigraphy, is a fun printing technique that doesn’t
take too much set up to use at home. In this course, students will learn how to screen print
through the use of hand-cut stencils. The class will include exposure to different ways of cutting stencils, mixing inks, registering color layers, setting up the screen and printing.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: February 1, 2017

Course Code:
ESPR-012 [Register Online]
 Instructor:
Maria Doering
 Site:
H320, 5163 Duke Street
 Date / Time: Tue, Feb 7 to March 21, 6:30pm-9:30pm (7 sessions)
 Tuition: $275.00 + HST

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria featured in The Coast

Posted December 4, 2016

Maria was recently interviewed by The Coast Journalist Morgan Mullin about her exhibition Internal Dialogues at the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Corridor Gallery. A kind thank you to Morgan for the “closer look” article.

Maria Doering in The Coast

Maria Doering in The Coast

You can also read the article online, here.  Internal Dialogues will be up at the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Corridor Gallery until December 15th.

Open Studio event Saturday December 3rd!

Posted December 1, 2016

Maria Doering Open Studio Event
Maria is excited to invite anyone interested in her Holiday Open Art Studio Event and Sale this Saturday, December 3rd from 1pm-5pm.
There will be much art to view and purchase. Light refreshments and demonstrations of technique.