MAY 1, 2021 | 11 AM – 3 PM
Printing Activities at SSANC
These activities offer printmaking without a press and are easy to set up and most accessible to the general public should they want to continue printmaking at home!
1. Gyotaku Printmaking
Learn how to make prints of fish!
Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice that dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches but has also become an art form of its own.
$ There will be a minimal cost for materials, TBD…
2. Bob Morouney’s Postcard Colouring and Raffle Draw!
As part of his art installation in our current show, Printers Inc., people are encouraged to colour copies of his prints on postcards. Take it home or, for a $1 donation, we’ll mail your coloured postcard to someone for you!
The Colour Notes Series:
Decoding an image from an etching’s black lines on white paper is a bit like solving a puzzle. A colour clue in the title of a black and white etching invites the viewer a little further into the game. Adding colour notes to the picture asks the viewer to imagine which colours match which objects. To play with the art a little more, please colour a postcard. There are no rules: colour the postcard using the suggestions by the artist, or according to your own fancy. Art has always been a game of imagination.
You can take the postcard home and send it to a friend. Or, you are invited to put your own address (or your friend’s address) on the back of the postcard and add it to the exhibition; at the end of the show, we’ll mail the postcard to its destination.222
Win a Print! – Raffle Tickets
Buy a raffle ticket for $5 for a chance to win a print by Bob Morouney! The winner can pick from one of the prints on display in “Printers Inc.: Ink Off the Wall”, in an 8×10 mat, suitable for framing. CLICK HERE for more info!
3. Monoprinting with Vegetables
Sheila Blagrave will demo and help people print veggies on paper!
4. Household Items
Ann Manuel will demo and help people ink and print from household objects such as crystal patterns and cutlery.
5. Printing Blocks
Ryan Livingstone will demo and help people print using a small press and blocks which he will provide for use.
WHAT’S PRINT DAY IN MAY?
Every year on the first Saturday in May, printmakers worldwide celebrate Print Day in May in print shops, studios, kitchens, on beaches, and sidewalks all over the world. For 24 hours, as the day unfolds around the globe, printmakers in over 70 countries begin making prints and join in this powerful celebration of creativity. By nightfall we share our work on social media and the PDiM website with thousands of others, creating a community chain around the world.
Join us on MAY 1, 2021!!!
Facebook page: Print Day in May
Facebook group: Print Day in May Printmakers
And don’t forget to hashtag #printdayinmay2021
What and where will you be printing??? Hashtag your posts to win printmaking prizes!