Twelve teens from The Contemporary Jewish Museum came to our studio this Sunday to print invitations to their new Teen Architecture Tour program. They are part of a new paid teen-led internship program with the museum. Recently, they have been training to lead visitors on architecture tours through the museum’s unique structure, designed in 1998 by Daniel Libeskind.
Intern Vanessa Cabrera drew the artwork for the invitation. The wild angles of her line drawing reflect those within the museum. I attended the museum the week it opened, and was thrilled with it – particularly with the Yud Gallery, a fabulous place for sound exhibitions. It’s staged for quiet contemplation, but truthfully, I was so excited by the room, the way the window light reflected off the angular walls, and the sound installation that it was hard to be still!
I highly recommend that readers take the teens up on their offer and join one of their tours. For more information, please contact Leah Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some pictures of the process and print:
The polymer plate we printed from.
In the guillotine for trimming.
The studio packed with students during the workshop. Students divided into three groups, one at the Vandercook press, one at the Heidelberg press, and one at the computer to talk about design programs.
The final trimmed stack is always satisfying.
2 thoughts on “Twelve Teens a Printing”
Thank you so much for hosting us. It is great to see these photos, it really makes the letterpress process come alive for me. So glad our teens were able to work on this project with y’all at painted tongue. What a treat.
Director of Education, CJM
Beautiful photos! Thank you to everyone at Painted Tongue for a wonderful experience. The Teen Interns are still talking about how great it was to use the “old school” press. Now hopefully some folks will come to their tours…I agree with you about the building – the Yud is also my favorite space.
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