The fall of 2016 is a big deal for us, as we are celebrating 25 years as an organization and 5 years of our Fergus Falls office! The Tampa Book Arts Studio has launched its first-ever Kickstarter campaign to assemble a project that brings an unpublished story of notable American woodcut artist J. J. Lankes into print in a fine, limited letterpress edition. A clip of the window projector show by AtmosFX from Daniel’s playroom window which was a big hit with the kids and adults. ARTS reaches the goals of their core programs by offering a variety of services to our students and community. After his death his son gave the press to the University of Richmond, which placed it on extended loan at the Tampa Book Arts Studio.
The most tedious part of an arts or crafts hobby is the set up and clean up of supplies. Free Arts NYC provides underserved children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential. For this reason when we study ancient history we find it far easier to understand cultures that recorded their stories with pictures rather than those who used letters or other such text symbols. As such, the arts are a physical manifestation of the internal creative impulse.
The Rich Mouse” is a hand-bound, limited letterpress edition of the nearly-lost short story by woodcut artist J. J. Lankes, accompanied by his woodcut illustrations and printed on his 1848 Hoe Washington iron handpress here at the Tampa Book Arts Studio.
Finally, ARTS Enterprises consist of arts-based businesses employing student apprentices, teaching real world job skills and providing quality products and services to the community. Arts @ Large also sends two of our staff members (young leaders) to Annual Convention every year! Extend your internal capabilities with the highly qualified personnel at ARTS and increase your company’s success. Whatever the case me be, it is important to reach each child at their level and provide them with opportunities to explore all areas of language arts as often as possible. Please contact Springboard for the Arts for specific information about our programs or services.
I know I don’t have to be afraid of the final outcome or how it will look in the end” because the color and texture will carry it, no matter what I do. I can suspend judgment, trust the process, and allow the incredible combination of light and color and movement take form in front of me.