This is a free two-day workshop is co-hosted with the District of Sechelt hosted by Edward Fu-Chen Jua. It will be held at the Sechelt Arts Centre as part of the BC Culture Days event. Participants will forage local wild plants, and learn to extract the ink to be utilized for silkscreen printmaking.
Space is very limited, so please make sure you can use your spot if you register.
What to Expect:
On the first day Edward will lead the group on a foraging trip to map invasive, endemic and indigenous plant specimens within walking distance of the Art Centre. At the end of the day, participants will gather indoors and learn the process of preparing their foraged materials for ink extraction. On second day Edward will demonstrate how to extract ink from the plant and to alter it with different mordants. In the afternoon, each participant will use the ink paste for silkscreen printmaking on paper. An image will be prepared by Edward for the printmaking process. The day will end with question and feedback for group discussion.Participants are expected to have basic knowledge and experience with any printmaking skill. Each person will learn to setup and take down their own printing station provided. Respecting COVID-19 distancing guidelines, space is limited to 8 participants, and each person is required to bring their own mask, clean rubber gloves, and an apron.
Edward Fu-Chen Juan, 2020 BC Culture Days Ambassador Edward’s art practice is silkscreen printmaking on paper with water-based ink extracted from natural ingredients. He is taking endemic flora of chosen region, and extract colour to create ink paste use for silkscreen printmaking. The art works are inspired and limited by the biodiversity of the environment. The process was developed through his cultivation of an ongoing cultural exchange with artisans he has previously worked with in Oaxaca, Mexico. The knowledge of colour extraction was shared with him to merge with his contemporary printmaking process. It aligns with his passion as a nature lover and appreciation of traditional craftsmanship. Currently Edward resides and works in Vancouver, BC Canada.