Print Studio• March 8 and 9, 2024, 10am to 4pm – Linocut 2-day Workshop – Maria Tratt
Lino-Cut Printmaking Workshop with Maria Tratt
March 8th and 9th, 2024 10am -4pm
$185.00 plus $20 material fee
In this 2-day workshop, students will be introduced to relief printmaking by carving their own plates made of thin linoleum. The theme will be animals and students are encouraged to bring in pictures and sketches as source material. Time permitting, students will have the opportunity to create a background for their chosen animal by carving a separate plate. The course will begin with a brief talk on the history of printmaking and on the linocut method, followed by a demonstration of the materials, equipment and safety procedures. It will wrap up with a brief tutorial on editioning, titling and signing of works as well an informal critique of the day’s results. Students will leave with a minimum of 3 original art works.
Materials cost of $20, please bring on the first day of the workshop.
Maria works from her home studio on Gabriola Island, a visual artist exploring themes of home, heritage, intimacy and distance in painted and printed works on paper. These images draw on personal memory and often combine figures and their spirit animals in imagined contexts of origin.
Born in Montreal, she has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver as well as juried exhibitions in Europe.She is a member of the artist-run Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery and she is trained in all four of the printmaking techniques, working mainly with linocut, etching/aquatint, collagraph, and monotype, often combining two or more of these. Her prints have been published in Wild BC’s An Educator’s Guide to Outdoor Classrooms and she has created watercolour illustrations for the children’s book, Things with Wings.
She holds a diploma in General Fine Arts from John Abbott College (1989), a BA in Journalism and Communications from Concordia University (1996), a BFA from Emily Carr University (2011), and an MFA from Emily Carr University (2017).
She also teach printmaking workshops in Denmark and out of her studio, Crow’s Feet, on the South end of the island.
All classes and workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made 7 days, or more in advance of the workshop or class date will receive 100% credit. 6 days before class, and no credit will be issued.