Upcoming classes

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Jan. 9 – 30, 2018 (Winter session) Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm
Instructor: Luis Damian Oriak Rodriguez
Fee: $165 + tax (Additional $25 for in-class materials.)

9 students maximum

Have you always wanted to learn the art of printmaking? Now is the time to start!
Students will learn the process of carving and printing in linoleum, discover the basics of abstraction of light and shade in print and learn to use the tools that will allow them to express ideas through block printing. This is a exible course that will give the student freedom for self exploration after understanding how to use the medium. Students will have support from the mentor while not be- ing limited to one theme or art style. They will be exposed to a variety of printmakers and examples of their work that will motivate and inspire the student.

This course is suitable for beginners.

Damian Oriak is a mexican canadian artist with 7 years of printmaking experience. He studied traditional print- making in Mexico under Anelee Rossell, the founder of La Hoja Tepoztlan. He has taught various linocut workshops in Mexico to children allowing them to learn how to ex- press ideas and create a sense of community through the printmaking process. (tallerlahoja.org/la-hoja/)



Feb. 6 – March 20, 2018 Tuesdays 7 – 10 pm Instructor: Heather Aston
Fee: $295 + tax (Additional $5 for use of inks and glue.) 9 students maximum

The excitement of transformation and discovery is inherent in this printmaking media and is sure to inspire and fascinate participants. They will explore both watercolour and oil-based monotypes along with monotype techniques such as chine collé, liftprints and layering. Students are introduced to different papers, materials and the experience of working in a studio atmosphere. They receive individual attention regarding drawing, painting, and composition and learn to print using a manual press. The course will open new possibilities for expression. There is discussion and class critiques throughout. Suitable for any level and a good introduction to the print studio and practice.

Heather Aston grew up in West Vancouver, BC and graduated with Printmaking Honours from The Vancou- ver School of Art (now Emily Carr University). She was also a 4 year Helen Pitt Scholarship recipient. When studying in Florence, Italy in 1990, she started making monotypes, which has been the main focus of her print work for the last 25 years. Heather teaches Printmaking part time in schools, art institutes and private studios. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries in several Canadian provinces and is represented in numerous col- lections throughout the world. http://www.heatheraston.com


7 thoughts on “Upcoming classes

    • Hi Nicky,
      I have passed your request along to our education committee. Once the course lineup is created, they will get back to you. Jan. 4- 27, we have an all members show on monotypes – something you might enjoy seeing.

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