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Screen Printing with Plant Based ink

Edward Fu-Chen Juan Screen Printing with Plant Based ink

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C$ 309.00 Excl. tax

Screen printing with plant based inks
Tuesdays in September and October from 6PM - 9PM
September 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th
1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Instructor: Ed Juan
Level: Beginner
Materials included

  • File number: WKSP325

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Join Edward for a series of workshops on silkscreen printmaking with ink paste extracted from plant material.  This unique art practice is developed by Edward through his ongoing research in connecting contemporary art practice and traditional techniques.  On the first day each participant will be guided on granville island to forage local plants and extract for ink pigment.  On the second day, Edward will instruct the process of ink pigment into printable ink paste.  On the third and last day, participants will draw their own creation onto film, and silkscreen print their images with the plant-based ink paste.

Previous silkscreen printmaking experience is recommended but not mandatory.

Edward Fu-Chen Juan is a contemporary visual artist based in Vancouver, BC, the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  He identifies as a queer Taiwanese Canadian with ethnic roots from the Hakka and the Plains First Nation People of Taiwan.  His art practice is printmaking on paper with water-based ink extracted from plant and insect ingredients.  Presently, he has expanded his process to papermaking with unconventional plant fibres of significant cultural importance.

As a queer BIPOC person with indigenous ancestry, I am developing my art practice to cultivate a connection between traditional craftmanship and contemporary issues.  I am continuing my research of plant material for printmaking and papermaking techniques, with the objective to create a mind of ecologically sustainable art production.  This concept is cultivated from my ongoing cultural exchanges with artists I previously worked with nationally and abroad.  From each experience, I am shared with the perspective and knowledge to create works in support of decolonization of contemporary art spaces.