POSTPONED Beginner Print Making with Arlene Westen

Learn to carve relief prints from a variety of materials to create multiple cards or small works of repeat imagery suitable for framing. Multi-color reduction printmaking will also be demonstrated. Examples will be shown and participants will come away with a clear understanding of the tools, materials, process, and potential for further printmaking projects.

Audience: Suitable for teenagers and adults – Beginners on up! 

Supplies:   * All supplies are included in the registration fee.

Students should bring an HB pencil, kneaded eraser, wooden spoon, paint roller or brayer if you have one! Otherwise, you may use the LAC rollers.

You may bring a notebook for design ideas and wear an apron or clothing that can be soiled without remorse.

Students may also wish to bring additional papers than what is supplied with the course if they would like to try various paper surfaces.

Please bring a bagged lunch, water, and a snack for the day!

Registration cost:  $75 + GST & Eventbrite Fees*  Bring a friend a receive 10% off (register by phone to receive discount)

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Mon-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees 

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Arlene Westen Evans is a multi-disciplinary artist, instructor and ‘art-trepreneur’. A practicing artist with over 30 years of experience, she graduated with two distinctly different baccalaureate degrees in art: (Fibre Art with Honours 2001) from the Alberta College of Art and Design and (Studio Arts, Honours with Great Distinction 2011) from the University of Lethbridge after an initial career in theatre as a costumer, dyer, and wardrobe headmistress. Arlene is especially supportive of endeavors that celebrate creative expression. She has facilitated numerous workshops for individuals and groups over the years and is co-owner of Evanescence Gallery and Art Studio in High River. Her practice involves surface design on paper and fabric, book art, encaustic painting, mixed-media collage, alternative photographic processes, and performance.

“I express myself through the vocabulary of imagery and through my use of materials. I am curious about the nature and form of many things. It is that intense curiosity married with personal narrative and a willingness to explore techniques and processes that have helped me to understand the world   and communicate my ideas to others.”