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Nov. 4 & 5 2017 Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 3 pm Instructor: Sue Damen
Fee: $85 + tax (Additional $25 for supplies.)
9 students maximum
Students will learn how to design, carve, and print a one colour block printing plate to create unique, personally designed Christmas cards. This workshop is an entry level printmaking class for people who enjoy community art making.
Sue Damen is a printmaker, painter and educator. She received her BFA and BEd. from the University of British Columbia. She also has a Fine Arts Diploma from Langara College. Sue loves to share the process of making art and loves her other job at UBC After School Care where she provides opportunities for children to discover their creativity. Her artwork has been shown and collected in private and public collections throughout Canada, and internationally. Visit suedamen.com and follow on instagram.
BLOCK IT! INTRO TO LINOCUT BLOCK PRINTING
Nov. 14 – Dec. 5, 2017 (Fall session) Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm 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 flexible 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 being 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 express ideas and create a sense of community through the printmaking process. (tallerlahoja.org/la-hoja/)
MONOTYPE: THE PAINTERLY PRINT
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