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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Plant Ink Extraction Outdoor Artist Demo


Craft Nature & outdoors Printmaking Visual arts
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Stanley Park Nature House (Lost Lagoon)

Lost Lagoon Nature House

Vancouver, BC

Directions: There is parking along Alberni and Robson near Gilford St. Please meet in the Nature House centre. The Nature House is located under the viewing plaza at the north end of Alberni Street.



Offered in English.

Has gender-neutral washrooms and wheelchair accessible.



A public in person workshop will take place outside of Stanley Park Nature House at the Lost Lagoon, hosted by the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES). This workshop will take place outside under a canopy overlooking the Lost Lagoon. Participants must RSVP in advance with limited 6 seatings. Please email Ed at [email protected] to sign up.

Each participant will learn how to extract ink from an indigenous endemic plant specimen in the lower mainland BC region. The ink is used for fabric dying, watercolour, drawing, and printmaking.

For the safety of everyone please follow the covid-19 protocol set out by the SPES.


Edward Fu-Chen Juan

Edward’s art practice is silkscreen printmaking on paper with water-based ink extracted from natural ingredients. He is taking endemic flora of chosen region, and extract colour to create ink paste use for silkscreen printmaking. The art works are inspired and limited by the biodiversity of the environment. The process was developed through his cultivation of an ongoing cultural exchange with artisans he has previously worked with in Oaxaca, Mexico. The knowledge of colour extraction was shared with him to merge with his contemporarily printmaking process. It aligns with his passion as a nature lover and appreciation of traditional craftsmanship. Currently Edward resides and works in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) operates the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon. It’s Vancouver’s only ecology centre and a gateway attraction for nature lovers. Nature House is open weekends year round and 6 days per week during the summer as a drop-in centre with many resources, artifacts and intriguing projects. This is a regular meeting place for SPES programs and outings.


Edward Fu-Chen Juan