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IB Bremen GranadaBrenda Eubank-Ahrens showed up the other day with the cream of her art class at the International School of Bremen in tow. It’s the third year running that she has brought her current crop of young artists to Granada for a three-day workshop with Maureen. They–Christina, Suheda, Claire and Ali–took to solar-plate printmaking immediately. Even so, they were all pleasantly surprised when they saw the final printed results on the last day. Each one had his or her incredulous I-did-that? moment. (more…)

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Goodbye to Brenda Eubank-Ahrens and her marvelous group of art students from the International School of  Bremen, Germany

I say “artists,” rather than “art students,” as these young people from Brenda Eubank-Ahrens’ art class at the International School of Bremen functioned with all the maturity, concentration, enthusiasm and talent of fully-fledged artists. (Have a look at some of their solarplate work in the album of photographs which follows. This is only the monochrome work from the first two days. We didn’t print their color stuff till the last day and Mike didn’t have the chance to shoot it, as he was busy preparing the big  end-of-course barbecue.) This was the third year running that Brenda has come to Granada with a group of 17-18 year olds, and it was, again, a great pleasure to work with them.

If a  picture is worth a thousand words, here’s about 60,000 words on our three-day solarplate experience in my studio in Granada:

What we were listening to: http://youtu.be/GypIrhqmv3o

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Brenda Eubank-AhrensBrenda visited Maureen’s studio and artists’ residence a year ago (thanks to their mutual friend, Alice Doeldissen) and when the tour was over Brenda asked Maureen if she could create a workshop for  a dozen or so of her 17-year-old art students from the International School of Bremen. The answer was yes, and the  the group has just spent three intensive days working with Maureen learning solar-plate etching techniques. The artistic level of these 17 year olds was remarkably high, and that coupled with their enthusiasm made for some interesting results (see photo presentation below). (more…)

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