Saturday, March 29, 2014

Workshop for Amherst Area Residents on May 25th.

Xerox Transfer Workshop  
                                              with artist, Alicia Hunsicker

Date: Sunday, May, 25th, 2014
Time: 1:00  to 4:00 pm.
Place: Hampden Gallery,
               131 SouthWest Circle UMass,Amherst
Materials cost: $25 per person

Please email to reserve your participation before May 4th

Payment due by May 11th
a paypal option will be available here on my blogsite once you receive your confirmation.

This project is funded in part by the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council
and by Hampden Gallery of The Fine Arts Center

Details: This workshop is geared toward 12 participants ages 16 and up. It is perfect for artists and crafts people. Amherst residents will be given priority and other participants from surrounding towns are welcome to apply.
Participants will need to bring several black and white xerox images made on an office copy machine. (not a printer)

All other materials are provided. Additionally, you will be given a number of prepaired sufaces to experiment on, this includes one sheet of  9”x12” prepared heavy weight paper and one 4”x 4” canvas to work on.  
I will teach workshop participant about a variety of xerox transfer processes and the different ways that they can be applied in creating paintings or other kinds of art. I will demonstrate the process I use in creating my artwork. Participants will then be walked through the process as they create their own. Participants will leave with at least one xerox transfer work of art on heavy archival paper, a materials list and written directions for future projects.
This workshop will last approximately 3 hours.
Topics covered include:
·         How to use digital technology to create an image
·         Materials and multiple usage explanation
·         How to apply a xerox onto a variety of surfaces
·         Problem solving techniques
·         How to seal the image and layer for use as a painting
·         Painting techniques in acrylic and oil for use with the xerox transfer method.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Trinity Wave

Trinity Wave, Alicia Hunsicker, 2014
7" x 15" x1", Triptych,
Acrylic mixed media on panel

I finished this painting last night!  It is painted on three 5"x7" panels and can be hung with more space between if desired. The colors were inspired by the "On Your Mark" painting that I did which is in the post below.

This piece was originally was one of my samples for the xerox transfer workshop. Which it still could be if it doesn't sell right away! Now though, it is a finished piece instead of being just a transfer. Bringing small samples is preferable to carting my larger pieces around to workshops.

My next workshop is happening in early April for the art department staff and selected "star" students at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

On Your Mark

On Your Mark project: Sketch to Painting
by Alicia Hunsicker

             Today I submitted my paintings for the On Your Mark project spearheaded by artist Christine Texiera.  Each artist participating submitted a sketch this past fall to be grouped and painted by other artists.  This is the sketch I submitted and the painting that I did based on the sketch. I did 4 paintings total for this project.  When all the artists who participated have uploaded their finished images there will be a website to see how each artist translated the original sketch into a painting.  I am very excited to see how this all comes together.  I will post the link when its all up and running.  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quintessence Postcard

I will be heading out to the Omega Institute soon to drop off my artwork for this exciting show which will run from April, 20th to Oct. 30, 2014.  We have been working on a catalog of work with some really fabulous writers that we will be offering for sale at some point through
If you are in the area of Rhinebeck, NY please stop in to see the show.

Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer