Jennifer Ghormley

Jennifer Ghormley is an independent artist who employs a variety of techniques in the translation of ideas into works of art.  She received a MFA in 2006 from UNL and BFA in 2002 from MSCD.  She exhibits coast-to-coast through juried shows, teaches for Art Students League, K-12 schools programs, and national art organizations. Jennifer is a current resident artist at RedLine Denver and travels periodically for visiting artist lectures and artist residencies. To embrace all of her imagination, Jennifer also creates lighthearted and whimsical nature-themed mixed media artwork as Jen G Studios.

As a visual artist, Jennifer is inspired by many things, ranging from patterns and colors in nature to interactions with people. Her favorite activities include teaching others how to make awesome prints, laughing, and riding her bike.

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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, Sketchbooks


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  • Site-specific Installation

    Residency for grades 6th 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, waxing, 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, etc.

  • Mix your Media – Uniquely You

    Workshop for grades Pre-K through 12th

    Students will begin with creating a simple matrix and printing a small edition of prints that all look the same. Working from these, students will then alter the prints by drawing, sewing, or collaging other elements onto them, to turn them into a series of unique prints. The result is a mixed media print that transforms a set of prints that were once all the same into a series of entirely different pieces.

    This content can revolve around a metaphor for celebrating being an individual within a mainstream society.

  • Make-a-Recycled-Sketchbook

    Workshop for grades 6th through 12th

    Every person with a creative ounce in their body must have a sketchbook or journal to collect thoughts, ideas and images. In this digital age, the importance of pen-to-paper is tenfold, as the physical experience of making marks on paper opens different doors of creativity. Additionally, reusing and re-purposing materials teaches students to consider resources in a new way.

    Using a variety of scrap material generated from other art making processes, and/or collected, participants will learn to create one-of-a-kind books that have a variety of uses. We will turn ‘oops’ prints, drawings, or other ‘bad’ art into the book cover, and used newsprint or other thinner paper becomes the interior pages. Finally students will bind the book together, either on the sewing machine, or by hand. Suitable for a wide variety of uses, these books have a distinctively handmade look, and they make awesome gifts too!

  • Artist Lecture

    Performance for grades 6th through 12th

  • Self-portrait Print Exchange

    Workshop for grades 6th through 12th

    Artists all throughout history have been making self-portrait images. Beyond being a physical biography of one’s physical attributes, self-made images can also communicate an artist’s thoughts and feeling about their lives and experiences.

    Trace monotypes, or transfer drawing, is a method of transferring ink with the touch of a tool to the surface of the paper without the use of a print press. Subtle, immediate, mark-making and line-work capture the nuance of this printing technique. The result is a unique and interesting handmade print. The process is simple and versatile, participants can create a translated image from a photograph, drawing, or other existing image. Everyone will create a series of prints, and trade with fellow students at the end, forming a mini portfolio of artwork.

  • Stencil Screenprint – Process over Product

    Workshop for grades 6th 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 have the option to create fine art prints, posters, greetings cards, t-shirts, or tote bags for a fundraiser or other similar activity.
    (Pairs well with Make-a-Recycled-Sketchbook workshop.)

  • Woodcut Print Exchange

    Workshop or Residency for grades 6th through 12th

    One of the oldest and most well-known printmaking processes, relief prints have limitless potential for image making. The result is bold and colorful images with a beautiful wood grain texture. Students will work with simple carving tools and soft woodblocks, ink up the surface and print through the press onto thin printmaking paper. We will focus on making multiple prints, and trade with each other so everyone can take home a collection of prints made their fellow artists.

    Imagery and content can integrate various subject matter, and range anywhere from nature, science, mathematics, health topics, technology, language, etc.