Printmaking demonstration of how to carve and hand print a woodcut led by Jessica Moore, artist, instructor and owner of Achilles Print Studio, a fine art school in Lafayette. Participants will receive their own relief print of a dinosaur or insect!
Jessica E. Moore received her BFA in Studio Art: Printmaking at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2011. In 2015 Jessica received her MFA in Studio Art: Printmaking, with a Secondary Emphasis in Drawing, at Texas Tech University. At Texas Tech, she worked as a graduate part-time Instructor and taught Figure Drawing and Printmaking classes. Jessica has exhibited in numerous national and international group shows and has donated her artwork to charity auctions. She has had several solo exhibitions as well as participated in over 50 invitational and juried exhibitions across the United States. Jessica visited Thailand, where she was invited to teach relief printmaking at Maharaja Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. She was also invited to teach printmaking classes at the Charles Adams Studio Project in Lubbock, TX. Jessica is currently the curator at the Frame Shop Gallery 912 and is the owner and director of the fine art school, Achilles Print Studio in Lafayette, LA. Her work has appeared in a number of books, journals, and articles. Recently, Jessica was invited to exhibit her work at the Cornell Art Museum, Alexandria Museum of Art, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Capital Park Museum, and she won first place in Art Melt, the largest multimedia juried art exhibit in Louisiana.
Jeromy is currently the owner, master framer, and artist at The Frame Shop Gallery 912 in Lafayette , Louisiana which he purchased from Roger Laurent who was his most influential mentor. He won artist of the year twice while attending Comeaux High School and studied visual arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Jeromy has enjoyed drawing since childhood, he created his first oil painting at the age of nine and he has been producing commissioned artwork since he was fourteen years old. Although mostly self taught in the traditional techniques in oil painting , he has learned old master technique from William Carl Groh and he continuously studies the works of various masters, particularly from the Baroque era, and most notably Rembrandt. He enjoys developing strong composition in conjunction with dramatic lighting and utilizing oil paint for the diverse medium that it is. Jeromy has exhibited in several national group shows. Recently he has exhibited at Gallery 912, Gallery 549, Artist Co-Op, Espirit de Coeur, Achilles Print Studio, and The Warehouse on Garfield in Lafayette, Louisiana. His oil paintings have been sold at auction through the New Orleans Auction Galleries and he is in collections spanning Acadiana, as well as in various parts of Louisiana and the United States. He has been featured on LPB’s Art Rocks as one of Acadiana’s premier artists and will be having a solo exhibit at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, opening this September's Art Walk. Jeromy is currently teaching oil painting classes at the fine art school Achilles Print Studio in Lafayette’s Oil Center.
Bonnie Camos is a visual artist, curator, arts educator, and native of Lafayette, La. For over 25 years, Bonnie has been professionally exhibiting her art and actively participating in the cultural communities where she resides, having served on the boards of the Acadiana Arts Council and the Louisiana Crafts Guild. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and was an artist-in-residence at Louisiana Artworks in New Orleans in March 2007. Bonnie was chosen as an official artist for Festival International de Louisiane in collaboration with Craig “Whoojoo” McCullen to create the official art piece and poster for the year 2010. She also created the “Games of Acadiana” poster in 2012 for the Miles Perret Cancer Services Center and the official poster for the Grand Coteau “Sweet Dough Pie” festival. Bonnie teaches children’s classes in addition to conducting summer art programs for the Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Achilles Print Studio and the Suzuki Strings Institute. She currently teaches drawing, mixed media, encaustic, and printmaking classes to youths, teens, and adults at Achilles Print Studio | Fine Art School.
Lisa Trahan studied Art Education and Studio Art, Painting at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her impasto brushwork and lyrical impressionistic style, along with ephemeral-like elements flow from a color-rich palette, creating bodies of work emulating light, abundance, and depth. Lisa is currently the Instructor of Painting and Drawing at the fine art school, Achilles Print Studio in Lafayette, and has exhibited in several local art exhibitions as well as has donated her artwork to nonprofit organizations.
Christine earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2011 at the Univeristy of Louisiana at Lafayette with Cum Laude Honors. In 2015 she earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology at ULL. Afterwards she was a ABA Line Therapist for several years working with children with disabilities. She is currently an instructor at South Louisiana Community College teaching Psychology courses. Christine has volunteered at several non-profit organizations, such as Heart of Hospice and Walk of Hope. She is a member of American Educational Research Association (AERA). As a visual artist, Christine imbues her experience and knowledge in Psychology into her painting practice of non-objective and abstraction paintings through her rich, vibrant color palette and expressive range of energy in her mark-making.
Francesca Vega graduated from Texas Tech University with a masters in art history and a masters of public administration. She has worked for a variety of nonprofits assisting with anything from grant writing to beautification and redevelopment. After identifying a major need for arts administrators and funding development, arts advocacy has come naturally to her having a diverse education and anchoring passion for the arts. She’s a rescue owner to two pups, Cags and Luna, and though a Texan at heart, has found an intense appreciation for exploring Louisiana in her time off. She is currently the Development Director of the Acadiana Center for the Arts.