Block Printing: Tools and Techniques with Shannon Harvey
January 18, 2020
Saturday, January 18 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Saturday, January 18 1:00 – 2:30PM
Block printing is an old and fairly simple technique that can be used in an astonishing variety of ways. This demonstration will explore using block prints as a creative tool to use on their own or in conjunction with other techniques. For the mixed media artist it can become a valuable tool to add to your repertoire, whether your interest is creating a print on paper or fabric, or using a block print to enliven a piece with depth and layered meaning. In this demo I will cover: block materials; carving tools; inks; and methods of hand printing. We will conclude with a discussion of repeat patterns, and registration of blocks for multi-coloured prints.
Shannon Harvey is a mixed media artist whose work spans murals to silkscreen prints. Her interest lies in exploring those moments where the mythical meets the mundane, everyday encounters which have the power to transform us in profound ways. The range of media she uses includes printmaking, papier-mache and oil and acrylic painting. Her work has been exhibited widely and she has been the recipient of grants for public art projects both in Canada and the United States. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed teaching art to children and adults. For more of Shannon’s artwork please visit www.shannonharvey.ca. Instagram: shannonjharvey Twitter: @sharveyart