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.
INSTRUCTOR: Carol McQuaid, AFCA
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