Join printmaker Heather Aston for a week of monotype printmaking. This unique process provides the artist with tools and materials that yield unparalleled results that are often innovative and surprising. Exploring watercolour, oil based inks, lift prints, chine collé and layered techniques you will progress through a series of steps, that will open new possibilities for expression. Students will receive individual attention regarding drawing, painting and composition while ultimately pulling prints from the plexiglass matrix to paper using a manual press. The excitement of transformation and discovery is inherent in this media and is sure to inspire and fascinate participants. There will be discussion and class critiques throughout the week.
Course cost: $665 Supply fee: $75 STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks and all applicable taxes.
HEATHER ASTON is a full time printmaker/painter who works out of her home studio and a studio on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. Born and raised in West Vancouver she graduated in 1971 from The Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University) with Honours in Printmaking. She studied at the Santa Reparata Institute in Florence, Italy in 1990 where she fell in love with the immediacy and spontaneity of monotypes. It has been the main focus of her print work ever since. In 2001 she received a Canada Council Grant to go to Yokohama, Japan where she was guest artist in residence at the OM Printmaking Studio. She is also a 4 time Helen Pitt Art Scholarship recipient.
Heather teaches Painting and Printmaking part-time in schools, art institutions and studios. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries locally and internationally and is also represented in numerous collections throughout the world.
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