Woven Prints with Anne Devitt
Thursdays, 15 June + 22 June 2023
In this two-week class participants will experiment with printmaking and paper weaving. Led by our guest artist Anne Devitt, simple images or ideas will be reimagined through printmaking techniques and weaving.
During the first week, you will explore relief printmaking methods. You will learn the basics of how to print with lino blocks on paper and experiment with different mark-making techniques.
In the second week, you will then explore altering the image using the weaving process. Manipulating your printed materials from the previous week you will create something new and tell a new story by weaving your materials together.
Beginners are welcome, as well as those with experience in the medium. Carving tools, brayers, lino blocks, inks, and paper will be provided, just bring yourself and we'll prepare the rest!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Anne works with woodcut and linoleum on paper that is hand-printed, cut up, rearranged, and woven back together. Within her works Anne experiments with simple imagery and mark making; “I think of the gouges as marks left behind by events, experiences or memories. The weaves create random patterns that speak to the complexity and unpredictability of life."
Anne Devitt is a Toronto-based artist and educator. Recently retired, Anne taught School Visits at Harbourfront Centre for over 30 years. She holds a BFA from York University along with a Bachelor of Education at The University of Toronto.
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be conducted at Gairloch Gardens. All classes are held in the Education Centre at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, 1306 Lakeshore Road East, located 2 km east of downtown Oakville.
What to bring
Dress for art making! Please note, aprons and smocks are not provided.
Requests for a program registration cancellation that are eligible for a full refund must be made at least 14 days or more before the start date of the program.
Oakville Galleries reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if a minimum enrollment number is not met. If Oakville Galleries cancels a program, registrants will be notified up to a week before the start of the program, and registrants will be offered a full refund.
In the event that a participant is unable to attend a scheduled class during the scheduled program, make-up dates, refunds, or credits will not be provided.