Foraged Ink for Printmaking
This is a 2 days workshop organized with the Sechelt Arts Council, and the event will take place at the Sechelt Art Centre. In order to sign up, please check the Sechelt Arts Council website at: https://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/ Participants are expected to have basic knowledge and experience with any printmaking skill. Each person will learn to setup and take down their own printing station provided. Respecting COVID-19 distancing guidelines, space is limited to 8 participants, and each person is required to bring their own mask, clean rubber gloves, and an apron. The first day each participant will hike on a nearby trail to forage and familiarize with invasive and endemic plant specimens. You will start to extract the ink before end of the day. The second day the ink will be utilized for silkscreen printmaking or monotype wood plate printmaking. Paper, frames, plates, hot plates, pots, and materials will be provided.
This event is free.
Sunshine Coast Arts Council
The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is a volunteer-based society founded February 22, 1966 to raise the profile of local artists and artisans. Our mandate is to broaden the opportunities for the citizens, artists and artisans of the Sunshine Coast to enjoy and participate in local cultural activities. 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.
5714 Medusa St, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A3
This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.