“I Just Wanna Paint;” A Tribute Story to Legendary Milton Bowens

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Milton Bowens, currently a ten-year resident of Sacramento, CA grew up in a military family, living in East Oakland, CA near Lake Merritt, tagging along five brothers and five sisters in Oakland has been a long time avid visual artist and writer. His expertise falls in urban mix-collage or as Bowens likes to say, “Fine Art.” “Do you rap or … Continue reading “I Just Wanna Paint;” A Tribute Story to Legendary Milton Bowens

More Screen Printing Workshops For You!

By Aaris A. Schroeder July 22, 2011 Already in effect on its second Sunday, Sept. 25, SledgeHammer Graffix is offering round two in its gallery-traveling screen printing three-part workshop .  Taught by long time screen printer and business-owner, Leon Willis will show you step-by-step how to create a screen printed card or poster, using a one-three color process.  The series that began Sunday, Sept. 18 … Continue reading More Screen Printing Workshops For You!

May 29, ’11: Last Workshop at Beatnik Studios

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief We arrived at 3 pm and there was not a soul in the building for the workshop, Memorial Day Weekend was in our midst.  Just a few people showed up for the workshop but that was okay.  There was a nice food spread to celebrate the last workshop at Beatnik, hoping that it will not be the last ever. The ambiance … Continue reading May 29, ’11: Last Workshop at Beatnik Studios

May 22, ’09: Screen Printing Workshop Number Two in Affect!

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief By this time, students have heard what is up or are returning for yet another session of screen printing at Beatnik.  This time it is May 22 and the workshop is full with people of all ages, youngsters in elementary school, middle school, college aged as well as people in their 30s and 40s. Instructor, Leon Willis AKA AycRock used this … Continue reading May 22, ’09: Screen Printing Workshop Number Two in Affect!

Screen Printing Workshop at Beatnik Studios a Success

By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Sunday, April 17, 2011 – UBOHAMMER Presents Screen Printing Workshops in Sacramento, CA.  The teacher, Leon Willis A.K.A. AycRock shows locals the complexity to what many think is a simple skill. AycRock goes step-by-step, first by showing students how to create a stencil and then the layers of that stencil for each color of their print.  Finally, students get to drop some … Continue reading Screen Printing Workshop at Beatnik Studios a Success

Screen Printing with AycRock

UBOHAMMER SledgeHammer Graffix Presents Screen Printing with AycRock At Beatnik Studios Resuming Sundays, May 15-29, 3-5 pm $20 to Participate and Take Something Home! By Aaris A. Schroeder Editor-In-Chief Sundays, May 15-29, 2011 – Come out to Beatnik Studios at 2421 17th St. from 3-5 pm and get taught a lesson in the techniques of screen printing.  Learn why AycRock, who owns and operates SledgeHammer … Continue reading Screen Printing with AycRock