POSTPONED Discover Printmaking with Arlene Westen - A Bird for Each Month

March 16, 2020. At this time, we are postponing all art workshops through April 19, 2020. If you are currently registered for an art workshop between now and April 19, please watch your email inbox for a message over the next couple of days. We will be offering the opportunity to (a) receive a credit for future use, (b) convert your payment to a donation (with tax receipt) or (c) request a refund.

Discover relief printmaking with Arlene Westen! Then collaborate & create with your classmates and bring home a calendar of 12 different and unique birds!

Learn to carve a bird in relief from a soft cut block and print with water-soluble paints. In addition to carving and printing your own block, you will collaborate and exchange one of your prints with each member of the class so that by the end of the workshop each person will have a variety of prints suitable to bind into a side-sewn pamphlet book or create a calendar with. Participants will come away with a clear understanding of the tools, materials, process, principles of design, multiple prints and finished collaborative project!

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

Supplies:  * All supplies are included in registration fee.

Students should bring an HB pencil, eraser, wooden spoon, (or paint roller or brayer if they have one), notebook for design ideas and an apron or paint smock. Participants may also wish to bring additional papers than what is supplied with the course, if they would like to try various papers as well as any bird images that they are fond of.

Bring a bagged lunch, snack and water bottle for the day!

Registration cost:  $199 + GST & Eventbrite Fees* 

* 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.