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CLASSES

Both the novice and advanced printmaker will find DPW printmaking classes that accommodate and challenge their skill level. 

 

Class sizes are kept to a minimum in order to facilitate individual instruction.

 

1:1 Mentorships

Schedule 1:1 mentorships with Maya U Schueller Elmes in a range of processes, including intaglio (etching, aquatint, drypoint), collagraph, monoprint, relief printing (linocut, woodcut), monoprint, photo intaglio and cyanotype.

 

These mentorships are ideal for all levels, from absolute beginners through to experienced artists who want to learn a technique or have some external input. Mentorships can cover everything from basic technique through to conceptual exploration.

 

Maya is an interdisciplinary artist from London, UK, whose work explores drawing, printmaking, photography and installation. Maya received her BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Kingston University, London and has completed a number of artist residencies in the UK. Since moving to Canada in 2017, Maya has taught printmaking, bookbinding and visual arts classes at various universities, art schools and print studios in Vancouver and the lower mainland, and is currently a technician at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Maya's work has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Canada, India and Japan, with works held in both private and public collections.

www.mayaelmes.com    Instagram: @mayauart

 

1-hour mentorship: $60 
5-hour mentorship: $280
10-hour mentorship: $540

Relief Printmaking - Woodcut 
Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2023

Instructor: Julie McIntyre

Fee: $370 + tax

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Materials: Instructor will provide the shina plywood woodblocks at cost and will have some carving tools available for students to borrow.

 

Instructor will provide students with a recommended suppliers list and suggested supplies (carving tools, sandpaper etc). upon registration.

 

Students will be introduced to characteristics of relief prints, soft & hardwoods, image transfer and registration techniques, carving tools, sharpening tips, chine collé, colour blends, multiple colour blocks, and textured plates.

 

Julie McIntyre studied at the Banff Centre, Alberta in 1986 and received her BFA from Queen’s University with a major in printmaking in 1987. She has had solo shows in over 20 public galleries in Canada and participated in well over 40 juried exhibitions, including 24 international credits to date. Julie has taught workshops across Canada and is a long time Artist in Residence with the Vancouver School Board.
www.juliemcintyre.org

 

MONOTYPE: THE PAINTERLY PRINT 
Saturday/Sunday, 10am – 4 pm, November 4 & 5, 2023

Instructor: Heather Aston

Fee: $370 + tax 

Skill level: Open to beginners

Materials: Student pays $8 cash for provided inks and glue. Student purchases other materials such as paper at retail stores before class starts. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

 

Join printmaker Heather Aston for a weekend of monotype printmaking. This unique process provides the artist with tools and materials that yield unparalleled results that are often innovative and surprising. Exploring oil-based etching inks, lift prints, and chine collé you will progress through a series of steps that will open new possibilities for expression. Students will receive individual attention regarding drawing, painting and composition while ultimately pulling prints from a plexiglass matrix to paper using a manual press. The excitement of transformation and discovery is inherent in this media and is sure to inspire and fascinate participants. There will be discussion and class critiques throughout. 

 

Heather Aston is a printmaker and painter that works out of the Dundarave Print Workshop on Granville Island and her home studio in Vancouver, BC. Born and raised in West Vancouver she is an Honours graduate in Printmaking from The Vancouver School of Art (1967-71), a Canada Council Grant recipient (2001) and a four year Helen Pitt Fine Art Scholarship recipient (1968-1972). In 1991 Heather studied at the Santa Reparata Institute in Florence, Italy where she fell in love with the immediacy and spontaneity of making Monotypes. In 2001 she was invited to OM Printmaking Studio in Yokohama, Japan for an artist residency. 

 

Heather teaches printmaking and mixed-media in schools, art institutes and studios. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries and is represented in numerous collections locally and internationally.

www.heatheraston.com

 

PRONTO PLATE LITHOGRAPHY
Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

Instructor: Julie McIntyre

Fee: $370 + tax

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate 

Materials: Instructor will provide the pronto plates at cost to students and will have some tools available for students to borrow.

 

Instructor will provide students with a recommended suppliers list and suggested supplies (sharpies, cellulose sponges, litho crayons etc.) upon registration.


George Roberts, developed Pronto Plates in 2001 as a new, low cost and nontoxic form of lithography. Far less complicated in process, these plastic plates can be run through a laser printer or drawn with permanent ink or toner and heated to create the “etch”. They are printed using a hand brayer, lithographic ink and wet sponge either by hand, baren or with an intaglio press. Julie will demonstrate its versatility and provide many tips and techniques for students to explore.

 

Julie McIntyre studied at the Banff Centre, Alberta in 1986 and received her BFA from Queen’s University with a major in printmaking in 1987. She has had solo shows in over 20 public galleries in Canada and participated in well over 40 juried exhibitions, including 24 international credits to date. Julie has taught workshops across Canada and is a long-time Artist in Residence with the Vancouver School Board.

www.juliemcintyre.org

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Please register in person or via phone during our regular gallery hours. You can also visit here or our Facebook page for updated course information and availability.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

VISA, Master Card, cash or personal cheque.

 

WITHDRAWALS

With more than two weeks notice, DPW will refund fees minus a $30 administrative fee. With less than two weeks notice, DPW will refund fees minus a $50 administrative fee.

 

CANCELLATIONS

Courses may occasionally be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Should DPW cancel a course, we will issue a full refund or credit.

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