PAT BEATON: The Relief Print in Colour

June 24 - June 30



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PAT BEATON: The Relief Print in Colour

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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  • Accommodations

    Staying on campus is recommended to fully experience a creative immersion. All rooms are set up in a dorm style with four beds, each with a desk and closet space, on the same floor as a central washroom with shower facilities. Rooms are available in double or quad occupancy and you have an option to request a specific roommate. Please contact the MISSA office if you have any special requests.  Accommodation costs include breakfast and dinner and lunch and two snack breaks are included in your course fees. See the Accommodation page for more details.

    • 880 $
    • 730 $

    We will do our best to accommodate your preference, but space will be based on availability.

    We will try to accommodate your preference but placement will depend upon space available.

    If you are sharing a quadruple occupancy and desire more than one shared occupant please list in order for both name and workshop and separate with a comma.

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