Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Printmaking

Artist Talk on Saturday January 24, 1:30-3pm
Guest Artist: Wayne Eastcott


Printmaking in B.C. began to flourish in the mid-twentieth century with leading artists and art educators, such as F.H. Varley, J.W.G Macdonald and Charles Scott influencing the next generation of artists. Wayne Eastcott, renowned printmaker and instructor, will give an illustrative presentation of the development of printmaking in B.C. and will profile contemporary artists who use innovative new techniques in their work.

Wayne Eastcott
Wayne Eastcott graduated from the Vancouver School of Art in 1966 and was one of the very few artists at that time who was actively involved in printmaking. Receiving a Canada Council Grant in 1968 for exploration in new printmaking techniques, in particular the Xerox technique, he actively engaged in working with Xerox Corporation in Rochester, New York and Fuji-Xerox in Tokyo, Japan. In 1971, Wayne met B.C. Binning who established the Dundrave Print Workshop in West Vancouver (which is now operating on Granville Island) and became one of its founding members. Just after graduating, Wayne returned to the Vancouver School of Art to teach drawing, painting and printmaking and in 1979 he joined the art faculty of the Capilano College (now the Capilano University). Wayne's ground breaking exhibition at the Kabutoya Gallery in Japan in 1979 was highly successful and he has earned a reputation as an outstanding artist, teacher and mentor since then. Wayne has exhibited widely both in Canada and abroad, including the recent exhibitions in the Faulun Triennial in Sweden and Printmaking at the Edge in Korea.
Photo: Wayne Eastcott, 1970s
Children's Hands On!
Printmaking Workshop for children 8-11 years old
Saturday January 31, 9am-3:30pm

Explore Colour, texture, shape and form through the art of printmaking! Museum Educator Isaac Vanderhorst will introduce children to the work of well-known printmakers and a wide variety of simple printmaking techniques. Participants will experiment with relief block printmaking, the oldest and most basic form of printmaking, produce multiple prints and collages and create their own unique Valentines Day cards. To register, please call 604-925-7270 and quote the course code 574617. $ 45 per child.

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