Description: Students will learn the basics of linocut printmaking as well as techniques to add vibrant fields of watercolour to enhance their images. The instructor will teach students about composition, safe cutting techniques, as well as how to pull and hand colour prints. Participants will leave with a variety of prints, their own carved blocks as well as the skill to practice at home using basic art materials. Excellent for beginner and intermediate linocut students.
Cost: $110 (inclusive of Eventbrite fees & GST)
Audience: 18 + (all experience levels welcome)
Supplies: Participants are asked to bring the following:
-Simple ideas or sketches if helpful (we will have class time to develop ideas)
-Bring reading glasses if you require them for finer work.
-Students are encouraged to bring their own tools if they already own them but there is no requirement to buy any tools for this class.
-Bring a bagged lunch and a water bottle
-Sketchbook or Notebook (for notes and drawings)
*All other supplies will be provided by the instructor or the Leighton Art Centre*
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will only be issued to participants if the workshop is cancelled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or Covid-19 restrictions. Workshops may be cancelled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed.
Instructor Biography: Michelle Wiebe is a Cochrane, Alberta based artist focused primarily on painting, printmaking and letterpress. Her work is characterized by simple subject matter rendered with bold colour and line work. Michelle is also a passionate instructor with a deep love for teaching, she makes it her goal that students leave her class with quality work and the confidence to continue building their new skills. She can also be found doing collaborations, demonstrations and commission pieces. She is the Programming and Engagement Coordinator at Alberta Printmakers and a member of the Leighton Artist Centre.
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