Category Archives: Materials

Can you create archival quality art with green materials?

While studying painting at one of the top art schools in America, I trusted my amazing professors like they were preaching the gospel. I looked up to their expertise so completely that I assumed they would of course tell me … Continue reading

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By-Product Becomes Product: An Alternative to MDF Board

Artists are working in the decade of Fab or fabrication. With the help of Computer-Aided Design we are producing wood furniture, art and decor at a rapid rate. In order for cost and supply to keep up with the demand artists often use cheap … Continue reading

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Lori Krein: Healthy Art Program…Creating my BURST collage

The inspiration for creating my sun collage was multi-faceted. The sun gives us life, but it can also easily take life away. Too much pollution in our atmosphere, which might block out the sun, and we’re done. Too much sunshine, … Continue reading

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More on the Down to Earth Quilt

Making this quilt was different in that I used some batting provided by the Art Inspector which was made in the USA. This batting is very fragile, so I needed to have a flat surface to lay it out, hence … Continue reading

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Materials delivered

The Art Inspector brought several materials for the studio and took others with her that were less environmentally friendly. Among the items I need to go without are my chemicals for printing (including Van Dyke solution, fixer and other developing … Continue reading

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Materials check-in: What worked, what didn’t

      Eco Pro: B&W Paper developer, stop bath, fixer and Hypo wash I used these photo chemicals to print a series of images, one of which was included in the show. The chemicals seemed to up the contrast … Continue reading

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Art Supply Swap Meet & Hazardous Art Supply Drop Off

As part of the Healthy Art Program I am putting on an Art Supply Swap Meet and Hazardous Art Supply Drop Off. Who: Everyone is invited to sell, shop, barter or drop off hazardous art supplies. What:  To sell or … Continue reading

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Eco Friendly Paint Making Demo

In conjunction with Kaleid Gallery’s Two Buck Tuesday Event,  and the Healthy Art Program I will demonstrate how to make non toxic, eco friendly oil and egg tempera paint. Join me: Tuesday February 21st 7pm – 9pm Kaleid Gallery 88 … Continue reading

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New Materials!

The Art Inspector came to my studio recently to give me my new eco-friendly materials! This was a much anticipated day, and for me, the most intriquing part of the process. I was given a set of Grumbacher water soluble … Continue reading

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Pros, Cons, and Usage of My New Materials

For the Healthy Art Program Eco Exhibit my goal is to use as many of the products as possible that the art inspector gave me.  I will have to use more products than I was given but I am going … Continue reading

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