Week Two (5-day): July 6 – 10, 2020. Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.
Explore colourful relief printmaking in the Floating Studio on Pedder Bay. We will draw inspiration from the surrounding forest pathways, shorelines and interesting biology specimens ranging from a hummingbird’s feather to whalebones.
Every morning we will begin with a new drawing exercise that will have us closely observing our environment. The process of drawing will reveal to us the details, shapes and patterns that are found in natural forms. The drawings generated in these morning sessions will then be our images for carving our blocks and making relief prints.
Each of the 5 days we will bring into play a new approach to the relief print in linoleum, rubber and wood. We will cover carving techniques, multiple block colour prints, reduction prints, jigsaw prints, inking styles, registration for multiple colours, and various ways to print your images by hand or with the studio printmaking press.
Through the process of observation, experiencing, drawing, carving and printing you will find yourself more closely engaged with the beautiful coastal environment. You will also develop a sound knowledge of relief printmaking and will have a nice suite of prints that you have created.
Individual exploration is happily encouraged and supported in this process-focused program.
All levels of experience are welcome.
Pat Beaton is a visual artist working in printmaking, installation, and community-engaged public art. Central to her work is her exploration and questioning of the many ways that human and non-human life co-exists in urban, rural and wilderness environments of BC and Washington. Her art practice and teaching reflect her evolving understanding of the relationships we have to the land.Click here to read more about PAT BEATON
Course Registration will open for Friends of MISSA on January 21st at 12:00pm (PST), and Registration will open for all on January 28th at 12:00pm (PST)