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Oct 01, 2018 9:30 am
Oct 01, 2018 4:30 pm
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$95.00 to $120.00
Federation of Canadian Artists
Federation of Canadian Artists
1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

Introduction to Relief Printmaking with Carol McQuaid

Come and learn the basics of relief printmaking. In this session, Carol McQuaid will cover the secrets of a good composition, selecting tools and materials, how to transfer your design to a plate, safe carving techniques, and how to print both in the studio and en plein air. At the end of the workshop, students will have a completed print and all the knowledge needed to run a whole series of prints at home.

MEDIUM: Printmaking
LEVEL: Beginner
DAY: October 1 2018
TIME: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Federation Gallery, Vancouver
PRICING: Members $95 / Non-Members $120

Canadian artist Carol McQuaid loves what is involved in capturing a scene. She works on location, carrying her watercolour sketchbook journals on her travels around Vancouver and her frequent adventures further afield. She is a huge proponent of sketching as a way to wake up and really see the world around us.

After experimenting with printmaking, she was torn: continue with atmospheric watercolour that she loved or switch to this exciting, bolder medium. Instead, she decided to do some research and figure out a way to combine them both.

"I love cities; the stories, the history, the energy. For me, the combination of relief printmaking and watercolour is a perfect way to capture them. The printmaking portion acts as the constructed environment, and the watercolour, the more temporary, changeable element".

Carol is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, with her "Rooftops of Montmarte" linocut/watercolour winning first place in their 2015 Landscape Show. Her work is held in public and private collections throughout North America and Europe. She's a self-professed Artist in Residence junkie, part of the Vancouver Collective "13 Feet Off The Ground" and host of the podcast "Two Artists Walk Into a Bar". Follow her adventures on Facebook and Instagram @carolmcquiadart

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