Drawing inspiration from daily walks on trails and along shorelines, students will learn how to transform their observations into carved linocut, and woodcut relief blocks, and then print them by hand or by using the studio press. A break from the traditional view of landscape, this program will take a close look at shapes and patterns that are found within arm’s reach. This 7 day workshop will be held in the floating classroom on Pedder Bay with views of the water, sky and forest inviting closer explorations. Relief printing is very direct, simple, and uses materials that are relatively inexpensive. Images can be big and bold, or they can hold the delicacy of a fine line. Through step-by-step demonstrations and hands-on instruction, students will explore a variety of multiple-colour print techniques, learn to register multiple colours, explore carving styles and build a personal mark making vocabulary, and learn the wonderful possibilities of using a scroll saw to play with colours and patterns by cutting your relief blocks into several pieces. This technique is sometimes called jigsaw printmaking or jigsaw woodcut.
Individual exploration is happily encouraged and supported in this process-focused program.
Course Fee: $896 Supply Fee: $70 Student Supply List: BEATON_StudentSupplies2017
Bio Pat Beaton is a visual artist working in printmaking, installation, and community-engaged public art. She currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is interested in the many ways that the human and non-human co-exist in urban environments. Both her personal art practice and her work with communities reflect her ongoing investigation of these relationships. Pat’s print work has included collagraphs, linocut, woodcut, drypoint, lift prints, and etching. She has often pushed the boundaries of what a print can be by transforming printed materials into large scale installations. Pat has been a member of Malaspina Printmakers since 1986 and Dundarave Printmakers since 1994. She currently teaches printmaking at the Burnaby Art Gallery in their public and school education programs. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
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