MONOTYPE: THE PAINTERLY PRINT
April 29 & 30, 2017 Sat & Sun 10:00-5:00 pm
Instructor: Heather Aston
Fee: $220 + tax (Additional $8 for use of inks and glue)
9 students maximum
This exciting two day workshop will focus on the inherent transformation and discovery in this printmaking media and is sure to inspire and fascinate participants. They will explore 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. 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 Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University). She is a Canada Council and 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 27 years. Heather is a printmaker, a painter and art instructor teaching 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 collections throughout the world.
PRINTING WITH TEXTURE:
2-DAY COLLAGRAPH PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP
July 8 & 9, 2017 Sat & Sun 10:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morosoff Smith
Fee: $195 + tax (Additional $25 materials fee to instructor)
8 students maximum
This two day workshop will explore a unique approach to printmaking.
A collagraph is a print made from a collage of a variety of materials glued together onto a plate. Participants will also learn to use carborundum to produce richly textured and embossed images. Students will prepare, create and print their own plates in consultation with the instructor. This workshop is suitable as an introduction to printmaking or for artists who want to learn a new process.
Wendy Moroso Smith is a printmaker, painter and art instructor. After studying printmaking in Italy and then continuing her studies at Emily Carr University, Wendy became a passionate advocate for the medium of original printmaking. Her prints and paintings are meditations on place, time, the elements, memory and perception. Her artwork has been shown and collected in private, public and corporate collections throughout Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia.