Saturday and Sunday November 18 and 19, 2017, from 10am to 5pm
Instructor: Heather Aston
Some materials are provided
Join printmaker Heather Aston for a lively weekend for a course on the painterly techniques of making monotypes. This unique process provides the artist with using tools and materials that yield unparalleled results that are both innovative and surprising. This printmaking process is one that involves transformation and discovery. There is a creative spontaneity in the painterly process of making monotypes and in this course the students will explore that while making oil-based monotypes. They will also learn other printmaking techniques such as liftprint, chine collé and multiple layering. Participants will receive individual attention regarding drawing, painting, and composition. Along with technique students are introduced to different papers, materials, and the experience of working in a studio atmosphere. The course will open new possibilities for expression while exploring colour, form, different techniques and line. There will be demonstrations, discussion and class critiques throughout.
Heather Aston works out of the Dundarave Print Workshop on Granville Island and her home studio in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She also teaches printmaking courses and workshops in local communities, studios, schools, and other educational institutions. Over the years as an artist, she has developed her own techniques to construct a richly coloured, seductive and energetic landscape for her monotypes, etchings and paintings. She focuses on the organic world of plants, revealing life’s passages as intimate and surprising.
Image: Heather Aston, In Between the Waves