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Fall 2023 Drypoint

Fall 2023 Drypoint

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Drypoint (4 weeks)
$290, includes materials
Mondays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 2 - 30, 2023
No class on October 9
Instructor: Loree Ovens
Class capacity: 6 participants

Drypoint is related to etching however the surface of the matrix is manipulated manually without the use of acid. Instead, the image on the plate is created manually through scratching, sanding, gouging and burnishing. Chine collé is a process of adhering thin coloured paper to a print during the printing process. Participants will create their own images, and learn how to ink up and print using an etching press. The plate-making process can easily be done in a home studio. Both processes can open up new possibilities in printmaking. The class will be using oil-based water wash-up inks. Suitable for all levels, no prior experience is needed.


About the Instructor
Loree Ovens (she/her) studied Fashion Technique and Design at Holland College. She also received an arts diploma at Sheridan College, SOCAD, majoring in fabrics and earned a BFA in Printmaking from OCADU.

Loree works in a variety of media, although is better known for her printmaking where she creates works on paper that are reminiscent of old documents, aged textiles or barkcloth. She specializes in intaglio techniques; especially etching, aquatint, drypoint and collagraph. Primarily working with Japanese Washi and often combining the use of surface design techniques for textiles, Loree’s fascination with line, pattern, and architecture continues to inspire her work.

Loree has shown in national and international exhibitions in Canada, Japan, the United States, Taiwan, Australia and Scotland. Her work is part of both private and public collections including the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, National Bank, Art Gallery of New South Wales and SGC International.


Demo plate of drypoint on aluminum and a 3-colour demo plate on plexi (detail)

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