Designed for all levels of experience in printmaking, from beginners to advanced levels, the workshop will cover the basics of relief printmaking, including tools, sharpening, papers, inks, colour mixing and registration technique. Incorporating a range of chisels, gouges and other tools, the workshop will explore some of the textural possibilities that can be achieved in wood and linocuts.
During the two days of this workshop, participants will develop their own design, translate it to the block, and carve and print their edition. There will also be a collaborative process for the workshop — each participant will contribute to a collective piece which will be hand printed on a roll of Mulberry paper and mounted as a print mural at the end of the workshop.
Richard Tetrault is a Vancouver printmaker and muralist. He has exhibited his work locally and internationally and taught for years at UBC and Malaspina Print Co-operative.
This is the 7th of Richard Tetrault’s popular printmaking workshops. He is a master printer and an excellent teacher and his workshops, full of repeat participants, have launched several printmaking careers on the island.
$225 plus gst – materials, tools, press included – maximum 15
Richard will be assisted in the workshop by Nora Layard and Gillian McConnell.
We are delighted to present an opening exhibition of ‘new-to-the-island’ Sibeal Foyle and Peter Pierobon. ‘Second Growth’ reflects their shared passion for the natural world and their new life here on Salt Spring island.
Born and raised in Ireland, Sibéal Foyle graduated with a BFA from the Belfast College of Art, then emigrated to Canada where she completed her MFA at the University of Calgary, Alberta. She has been the painting and drawing instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for 28 years; in her own work her primary interest has been to create narratives involving her family, community, memories from the past and the cultural and political happenings of the day. In her new work she has focussed on the drawing and painting of natural forms and phenomena. Simple, striking and enticing.
Peter Pierobon was born and raised in North Vancouver. He studied and worked with Wendell Castle, the leading artist in contemporary studio furniture design. Peter’s work is in many museum collections from the Smithsonian to the National Gallery and he has exhibited and taught internationally for more than 30 years. His work combines original sculptural design with master craftsmanship; every piece unique and brilliantly crafted. Duthie Gallery has proudly exhibited Peter’s work since 2005.
Delicacy of Steel is an exhibition of metal sculptures by Bev Petow, featuring her meticulously crafted steel dresses from the haute couture of the French Revolution – the ‘flamboyant self-indulgence of its “one-percenters” – to the loose body-conscious moderns with their fast fashion – these works of fine sculpture reflect a deeper concern with the uneven fabric of society so explicitly conveyed through attire.
Also showing – new paintings by Michael Robb – wildly imaginative organic aliens and triffids and new concrete sculpture by Birgit Piskor
July 2 to August 15. Opening Reception Sunday July 2nd, 5 -8 pm
Four Day Printmaking Workshop – May 8, 9, 10, 11 // 10am – 4pm
with Richard York and Gillian McConnell
2 days instruction $200
2 days supervised press time $100
includes materials $300
This is an extended printmaking workshop designed to give participants enough time to produce a full edition of a multi-colour, multi-block linocut or woodblock print – two days of instruction with Richard York and two days to ready and print an edition. There will be a press and participants can practice the techniques of press printing as well as hand printing. Richard will be assisted through the workshop by Gillian McConnell so there will always be someone throughout the 4 days to assist with the printmaking.
Workshop: Participants should come prepared with several ideas, designs, some images, photographs or compositions they wish to make into a print.
To register – firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-537-9606