SHOP TALK | This monthly department highlights products
that are applicable to art education.
Gel Printing Plates from Gelli® Arts look and feel like gelatin, are durable, reusable, store at room temperature, are easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple, immediate and the prints are cool! The plates are available in a variety of sizes. Classroom Kits are also available.
Block print on both fabric and paper with the Ultimate Fabric & Paper Block Printing Kit from Speedball®.. Included are: 4″ × 5″ linoleum block; 3″ × 4″ Speedy-Carve block; four linoleum cutters with one handle; bench hook/inking plate; 4-inch hard rubber brayer; baren; printing paper; two 1.25-oz. tubes of ink (black and white); Pink Soap (1 oz.); plus an instructional booklet and DVD.
A.W.T. WORLD TRADE
The Versa-Rack™ has many of uses for drying or storing rigid or semi-rigid objects. The tabletop model features eight shelves, which can hold objects up to 12″ x 18″ with a 3-inch clearance. The floor model has 13 shelves plus casters that permit tilt-and-wheel mobility for easy movement. Use the Versa-Rack for storing or drying items such as silk-screen print frames, canvas boards, stretched canvasses, cardboard, heavy felt, construction paper, poster board and more.
LOGAN GRAPHIC PRODUCTS
The Framers Edge Elite Mat Cutter is designed for high volume and delivers consistent durability, comfort and accuracy. It can bevel cut up to 8-ply mat boards and straight cut up to 3/8-inch foam board. It features a quick change 32-inch scaled and 9-inch un-scaled squaring arm, parallel mat guide in aluminum channels, dual purpose cutting head with straight and bevel ability and movable production stops. A free set-up and instruction DVD is also included.
MEDIA REVIEWS | Recent releases in print, DVD, CD-ROM, software and
other visual resources are highlighted in this monthly column.
SKETCHING PEOPLE: An Urban Sketcher’s Manual to Drawing Figures and Faces,
by Lynne Chapman.
Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.,
101 TEXTURES IN GRAPHITE & CHARCOAL:
Practical Drawing Techniques for Rendering a Variety of Surfaces & Textures,
by Steven Pearce.
Walter Foster Publishing,