Jennifer Ghormley

Jennifer Ghormley is an independent artist who employs a variety of techniques in the translation of ideas through works of art.  She received her Masters of Fine Arts, emphasis in Printmaking from the University of Nebraska 2006, and Bachelor of Fine Arts, emphasis in Printmaking from Metro State of Denver, 2002.  She has been an Artist in Residence at RedLine, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Children’s Museum of Denver, Facebook and is currently an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Denver, and University of Colorado at Boulder.  She exhibits her personal artwork nationally through invitation and juried shows, teaches for Art Students League, various K-12 school programs, and presents inspiring visiting artist lectures.

As a visual artist, Jennifer is inspired by many things, ranging from patterns and colors in nature to exploring the figure and emotional dynamics. She aims to connect to her viewers through their experiences, eliciting and emotional response.

Jennifer enjoys working with students of all ages, cultivating self-expression and connection through art. Her teaching focuses on the excitement of the process of making art, and encourages students to create without fear or judgment. Her workshops emphasize a D-I-Y approach and creative problem solving, to empower students with a spark of entrepreneurial mindset.

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Jennifer Ghormley is available for full or part-time residencies.

 

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Explore: Professional Development, Visual Arts, Drawing, Fiber, Installations, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Screenprinting, Sewing


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  • Site-specific Installation

    Residency for grades 3rd through 12th

    Jennifer works with the class/teacher/ school to develop a repeatable matrix, producing multiple prints, altering or manipulating them in some way (cutting, folding, sewing, etc.), and finally installing in a designated area of the school. Students could participate as much or as little as the teacher and curriculum allow for. Content could integrate various reflections of nature, science, mathematics, health topics, technology, language, social justice, personal expression, etc.
    Imagery can integrate various subject matter, and range anywhere from nature, science, mathematics, health topics, technology, language, etc.
    Content can be modified to work with curriculum and lesson plans.

  • Stencil Screenprint

    Workshop or Residency for grades 3rd through 12th

    In this fun-filled, hands-on crash course, students will learn and apply the basis of screenprinting with hand cut stencils, and be able to print a multi-colored artwork of their own design. Emphasis will be on the range of experimentation and creative expression possible with the media, and students will be encouraged to focus more on engaging with the technique and process, over the product (or end result).
    Additionally, students 6th-12th grade would have the option to create fine art prints, posters, greetings cards, t-shirts, or tote bags for a fundraiser or other similar activity.
    Imagery can integrate various subject matter, and range anywhere from nature, science, mathematics, health topics, technology, language, etc.
    Content can be modified to work with curriculum and lesson plans.
    Pairs well with Make-a-Recycled-Book workshop for a multi-day workshop or residency.

  • Make-a-Recycled-Sketchbook

    Workshop or Residency for grades 3rd through 12th

    Using a variety of material generated and collected from other art making projects, students will learn to create one-of-a-kind books that have a variety of uses. We will transform prints, drawings, or other art on paper into the book cover, and used newsprint or found paper becomes the inside pages. Students will watch me bind their book together on the sewing machine, then can draw on or embellish with a variety of mixed media to create a truly unique handmade book.
    Suitable for a wide variety of uses: journal, sketchbook, field trip notebook, travel journal, creative writing, scientific notes, etc.
    Imagery can integrate various subject matter, and range anywhere from nature, science, mathematics, health topics, technology, language, etc.
    Content can be modified to work with curriculum and lesson plans.
    Pairs well with most other workshops.

  • Photo-based Dry-Point Etching prints

    Workshop or Residency for grades 9th through 12th

    If a Printing press is available, students will create a dry-point etching plate. We will work from Xerox copies of photographs, images or drawings, and use a shapr etching needle to scratch the image onto a thin piece of clear mylar. Next students will ink up plates and print onto damp paper through a printing press. Multiple prints can be made to exchange with other students, or use mixed media to alter each print differently.
    Imagery can integrate various subject matter, and range anywhere from nature, science, mathematics, health topics, technology, language, etc
    Content can be modified to work with curriculum and lesson plans.

  • Photo-based hand-drawn prints

    Workshop or Residency for grades 6th through 12th

    We will work from Xerox copies of photographs, images or drawings.
    Trace monotypes, or transfer drawing, is a method of transferring ink to paper directly with the touch of a tool and the artist’s hand. Subtle, immediate, mark-making and line-work capture the nuance of this printing technique. The result is a unique and interesting hand-drawn print, no need for a printing press. Multiple images can be created of the same image, adding mixed media to create variety between each print.
    Imagery can integrate various subject matter, and range anywhere from nature, science, mathematics, health topics, technology, language, etc.
    Content can be modified to work with curriculum and lesson plans.

  • Felted Creatures

    Workshop or Residency for grades 3rd through 12th

    Students will work from their own drawn creature designs, cut out felt pieces, and hand-sew them together. Embellishments and attachments like buttons are embraced! We will stuff with plastic grocery bags, to emphasize reusing/recycling.
    Imagery can integrate various subject matter, and range anywhere from nature, science, mathematics, health topics, technology, etc.
    Content can be modified to work with curriculum and lesson plans.

  • Mix your Media – unique prints

    Workshop or Residency for grades 3rd through 12th

    Students will begin with creating a simple matrix like scratchfoam or linoleum, and printing a small edition of prints that all look similar. Working from these, students will then alter the prints by drawing, watercolor, sewing, or collaging other elements onto them, developing a series of unique prints. The result is a mixed media print that transforms an edition of prints into a series of entirely different pieces.
    Imagery can integrate various subject matter, and range anywhere from nature, science, mathematics, health topics, technology, language, etc.
    Content can be modified to work with curriculum and lesson plans.