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Online Relief Printing Workshop: Tuesdays in March

Val Loewen Online Relief Printing Workshop: Tuesdays in March

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C$ 309.00 Excl. tax

Tuesdays from March 9 to 30, 2021, from 6pm to 9pm
Instructor: Val Loewen
Level: Beginner
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Throughout this relief printing workshop students will develop the skills needed to print multi colour relief prints at home without a press. Relief printing is a family of printing methods where the non-image areas are carved out of the plate, leaving the high points on the plate to carry ink and print as the image area. Many different materials can be used to carve a relief print, wood and linoleum are the most common. Participants of this workshop will be working with Sintra, a soft, rigid material that is similar to linoleum and great for carving and printing at home. Sintra is especially good for creating puzzle prints, a fun and dynamic way of printing multi colour prints.

Class packs are included in this workshop and include all the tools and materials needed to carve, ink, and print by hand. Participants are encouraged to keep the tools and any leftover materials for future printerly pursuits. 

This workshop is divided into four three-hour sessions with live instructional demonstrations that will take place over zoom. The instructor will be available during class times for image development and technical troubleshooting, and students will have opportunities to share their work with other participants throughout the workshop.

No prior printmaking experience is needed to participate in this workshop. 

Val Loewen is a Vancouver based artist and printmaker who has worked as a collaborative printmaker, print technician, and educator in various printmaking studios in Vancouver since 2013. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, and Japan and is held in national and international collections. Her practice incorporates a variety of mediums including: printmaking, drawing, collected objects, and photo-based processes. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax where she focused on printmaking and sculpture.