For the Love of Copper! Artist in Residence Workshop with Katie Bruce (Day 1)
Friday, August 12, 6:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, August 13, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
$125 +GST per participant
Casa Printmaking Studio
Friday focuses on introducing processes, mark making, drawing on copper plates. On Saturday, participants etch the plates, alter them further and print. Each student will walk away with an etched copper plate, and an edition of 3 prints.
On day one, plate prep will be demoed and participants will receive plates that have already been prepared. Using a variety of tools, we will explore mark making – both intentional and accidental – for the remainder of the first day. During day two, our plates will be etched and the resist will be removed to reveal the etchant's effects. A number of post-etch, low-tech alteration processes will be shown, including sanding, scuffing, dry-point and burnishing.
Using a buddy system, everyone will be able to print an edition of 3 prints, which Katie will flatten for all participants. Students are encouraged to come back to the Open House on the 25th to collect flattened prints, or to drop by during my normal hours (9:00 am – 6:00 pm) two days after the workshop.
Participants are asked to come with either an old work shirt or apron that they don't mind permanently dirtying, as well as a pair of neoprene gloves. A box of disposals will be available.
Call 403-327-2272 or stop by Casa's front reception desk to register