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Back for Seventh Successive Year

This group of high-school juniors, from Germany, Russia, the USA and Spain all attend Bremen’s  International Baccalaureate school and study art under Brenda Eubank. This is the seventh (eighth?) successive year that Brenda brings her students to Maureen’s studio to do a printmaking workshop. (Note: Brenda notifies us by email that the first workshop Maureen had with the students from Bremen was in 2011, so this year’s visit was the ninth. Time flies.)

This year, under Maureen’s guidance, they made three collective artists’ books. It sounds complicated and it was but the results gratified everybody.

Have a look at the photographs, below.

(Thanks, Brenda, hope to see you next year.)


Photos by Mike Booth and Brenda Eubank
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An International Group of Young Artists from IB Bremen Get Into Inked Plates

Brenda Eubanks-Ahrens is back this year with the cream of her art class from the International Baccalaureate School from Bremen, Germany, eight young people with artistic leanings. I’m always impressed when I see just how serious they are about image making. It’s so satisfying working with these kids. For most of them it’s the first time they’ve ever been in an artist’s studio, and I feel privileged to have introduced them to their first one. Perhaps a bit of art magic will stay with them throughout their lives.

The weather was perfect; we ate out on the terrace in the shade of the grape vines every day. Mike was the cook and almost didn’t have enough time to make the photographs. In the end he was able to supplement those he made with some that my assistant, María José, made with her cell phone. (Thank you María José.)

Here are the photographs:




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More Photographs from IB Bremen’s Printmaking Workshop in Granada with Maureen Booth



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They Arrive as High-School Art Students, but I Think They Leave Feeling a Little Bit More Like Artists,


Like half of the artists who arrive at my studio affirming that they can’t draw, many of Brenda’s students were shy about their drawing skills. So I dispelled that doubt at the very beginning. “Don’t worry about drawing, ” I said, “Just make some images on these acetates and we’ll burn them onto solar plates. You can used textures, impressions, text, and you can even draw! The results were gratifying both for them and for me. These extremely attentive and polite Bremen young people took immediately to printmaking like ducklings to water.

Mike, who was also the cook, made these photographs on their last day. As there are “too many photos” he has suggested publishing half of them today and the other half tomorrow. He doesn’t want you choking on them.

(Click on an image to enlarge it and open a slide show.)


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Today, Monday, June 23, 2014, was the last day of Brenda Eubanks’ IB Bremen students’ three-day workshop with Maureen in her studio. It was a morning of putting the finishing touches on the last solar plates and printing up as many of them as time permitted. Then al fresco lunch of curry with all the trimmings and off to the bus. And tomorrow the plane back to Bremen. The above photos show some of the work produced by a group of enthusiastic and attentive 17-year-old art students in three days. Congratulations to all of them.

Here’s what we were listening to: http://youtu.be/Ds8IevHRPGM

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Saturday, June 21, 2014–Most of these pictures were made at the table after lunch , which is about the only time the cook has an opportunity to take pictures!

Here’s what we were listening to: http://youtu.be/0svqylN9oLA

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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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