Wednesdays in October



Wednesdays from October 4 to 25, 2017, from 6pm to 9pm
Instructor: Richard Tetrault
Level: Beginner
Materials are provided

Reduction printmaking is a distinctive and exciting relief process to explore. With this method, all colours will be printed from one key woodblock. The block is cut away in a reductive sequence with each colour printed over the previous. By the final class, participants will have produced a small edition in four colors reflecting this process. There will be discussions regarding tools, sharpening, registration, colour mixing and cutting techniques. As well, students will receive information as to where to purchase their own tools, inks, wood and papers. This four-week Malaspina class will lead participants through this unique process. Most tools, papers and inks supplied.

Richard Tetrault is Vancouver-based painter, printmaker and muralist. He has exhibited for four decades in local and international exhibitions and is represented in private and public collections worldwide. Focusing on relief prints in wood and linoleum, his work explores the dynamics of the contemporary urban environment. It has been featured in published books, poetry collections, graphics, posters and theatre sets. Tetrault is a long-standing member and instructor at Malaspina Printmakers.

Image: Richard Tetrault, Arched Window

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