Sunday, November 27, 2016

New 2017 Online Workshop - ART OF THE BOOK

Randel Plowman will be conducting a six-week online bookmaking workshop. Participants will be creating a variety of artist’s book during this workshop. This course will feature downloadable videos and instructions for each project. Exploration of materials is encouraged and students can combine other media that they are familiar with such as photography, drawing, printmaking, painting and collage. Students will learn the basics of hand-made book production and practice a number of binding techniques that can be done at home.

Some Things featured In This Workshop
  •   Overview of materials and techniques
  •   Downloadable video demos
  •   Exploration of several hand-made book structures
  •   6 Weekly projects
  •   Opportunity to share your work online with others taking the course
  •   Basic principles and terms for bookmaking
  •   Weekly video broadcast and more
This is a course for both beginner and intermediate artist.

Some of the books we will be making include: Japanese Stab Binding,  Concertina Binding, Pamphlet Binding,  Palm Leaf Manuscript and more.

New projects and videos will be broadcast every Saturday and will be available to view or download via the course website.  

Course begin Saturday, January 7 and runs through February 18. 2017
The entire 6-week workshop is only $95

The complete material list will be sent after signing up

Randel Plowman received his M.F.A. in printmaking from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.F.A. from Northern Kentucky University. He has exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States; in addition, his work appears in many public and private collections in North America and abroad, his work has been cited in numerous publications, including The New York Times and USA Today; been featured in The Paris Review, How Design magazine, Artist Magazine and Somerset Studio. He is the author of two books, Masters: Collage, and The Collage Workbook: How To Get Started And Stay Inspired, voted Best Art Instruction Book of 2012 by the Library Journal. 

Have a question or comment? Contact me at randelplowman@hotmail

New workshop coming soon!


Monday, August 08, 2016


Excited to be included in this group printmaking show! If you are in the Northern Kentucky area I hope that you can attend.
"Conversations, Curated by Andrea Knarr" opens Monday, August 22, 2016 at 9 a.m. in the Main Gallery and continues until Friday, September 16, 2016. This exhibtion will highlight 31 regional printmakers. The Main Gallery is located on the Third Floor of the Fine Arts Center at Northern Kentucky University. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The night of the artist reception parking is avilable for free in parking lots I and D. Parking all other times is available for a small cost in the Welcome Center Garage. For more information contact David J. Knight at or 859-572-5148.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Career Tools and Strategies For Artists

--> Career Tools and Strategies For Artists:  A 6-Week Online Professional Development Workshop for Artists 

Learn to manage your career as an artist, from putting together a strong portfolio to documenting your work.  In this 6-week online course, taught by artist and author Randel Plowman, participants will apply a self-directed strategic plan for self-promotion through a number of exercises and projects.
Some of the objectives of this course
  • Setting and achieving career goals
  • Writing an effective resume and artist statement
  • Documenting your work
  • Developing a strong work portfolio
  • Building long term professional relationships
  • Using social media to help promote and sell your work
  • Approaching galleries and other venues for exhibiting you work
  • Preparing your work for the web from camera to computer
  • Establishing an online/offline presence
Things you will need for this online course.
  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Scanner or digital camera
  • Some skills using social media tools such as Facebook, Blogger and Tumblr
 Participants will need to purchase two books for this course. (Around $25 for both books)

The workshop will start July 16 and run through August 27
The cost of the entire 6-week course is $95


Tuesday, April 19, 2016


collage on paper
12" x 10" 2015
Comes mounted in a 18" x 16 - 6 ply archival mat
Includes Free Shipping 

Friday, April 01, 2016

The Doorway

The Doorway
collage on paper
12" x 10" 2015
Comes mounted in a 18" x 16 - 6 ply archival mat
Includes Free Shipping