Art Courses

Details for "Introduction to Relief Printmaking"

INSTRUCTOR: Carol McQuaid, AFCASpacer

MEDIUM:  Printmaking

LEVEL:  Beginner 

DAY:  October 1 2018

TIME:  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

LOCATION: Federation Gallery, Vancouver

PRICING: Members $95 / Non-Members $120

 

 

 

 

Come and learn the basics of relief printmaking.  In this session, Carol McQuaid will cover the secrets of a good composition, selecting tools and materials, how to transfer your design to a plate, safe carving techniques, and how to print both in the studio and en plein air.  At the end of the workshop, students will have a completed print and all the knowledge needed to run a whole series of prints at home.  

 

Materials Required:

- Trace paper

- Pencil and eraser

- Black felt pen (Opus essential with two different line thickness are great for this)

- 4x6 or 5x7 unmounted linoleum plate

- One full sheet of Stonehenge or other printmaking paper

- Speedball carving tool with multiple heads*

- Brayer (roller) and a baren or a big wooden spoon*

 

* Speedball makes a kit with a carving tools, and an all-in-one brayer/baren is great for getting started with printmaking 

* Carol will supply the ink for the session

 

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Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm

 

Workshop Location
Federation Gallery  

1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 4B7


Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials

 

Artist Statement

http://carolmcquaid.faso.com/

Canadian artist Carol McQuaid loves what is involved in capturing a scene.  She works on location, carrying her watercolour sketchbook journals on her travels around Vancouver and her frequent adventures further afield.  She is a huge proponent of sketching as a way to wake up and really see the world around us. 

After experimenting with printmaking, she was torn: continue with atmospheric watercolour that she loved or switch to this exciting, bolder medium.  Instead, she decided to do some research and figure out a way to combine them both. 

"I love cities; the stories, the history, the energy.  For me, the combination of relief printmaking and watercolour is a perfect way to capture them.  The printmaking portion acts as the constructed environment, and the watercolour, the more temporary, changeable element". 

Carol is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, with her "Rooftops of Montmarte" linocut/watercolour winning first place in their 2015 Landscape Show.  Her work is held in public and private collections throughout North America and Europe.  She's a self-professed Artist in Residence junkie, part of the Vancouver Collective "13 Feet Off The Ground" and host of the podcast "Two Artists Walk Into a Bar".  Follow her adventures on Facebook and Instagram @carolmcquiadart 

 

 

Course Cost & Status

Cost:
  • CAN$95.00
  • CAN$145.00 with Non-Member
Spots Available:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2018-06-19 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2018-09-27 23:59:00

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