2016 Workshops at Visual Voice Fine Art

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Inspired by the colours of this beautiful season come join us for a fun day of Monotype printmaking exploring all things Autumn. In this 5 hour workshop with Maria Doering, you will be creating one of a kind pieces using autumn colours, foliage and much more, we will explore image making possibilities by inking up leaves directly, drawing on an inked plate, experimenting with yarn, thread and paper cut outs.
You can come prepared with image ideas or spend the day experimenting spontaneously with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs, and anything that says Autumn to you. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.

Oct 13 Thursday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 minute lunch break – bring your own. All materials included.

Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

The featured print is courtesy of past participant, Armonia Escapa.

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The much requested Nora Gross is finally here to teach a watercolour workshop! This 5 hour workshop focuses on Landscape & Loose Floral, perfect for those with some watercolour experience.
Nora is an elected member and Atlantic Regional Director of CSPWC (Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour). You can see her bio here and read an article on her here.

Participants need to bring 140 lb or 200 lb watercolour paper, about 10″x14″ each or smaller; Nora will have some paper for sale at cost. Bring any photos you want to work with or use some of hers.
Nora likes a palette of Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, New Gamboge Yellow, Aureolin Yellow, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Alizarin, and Permanent Rose. As well as, watercolour flat brushes – a 1″ wide metal base, a 1″ long bristle, and a 1/2″ brush. Watercolour round brushes in 4 and 10.

Oct 18 Tuesday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $70 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

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Are you always rushing to get all your holiday cards done on time for friends and family? We have the perfect solution for you! Join us for an early Holiday card workshop. We will be using Monotype printmaking methods to create one of a kind holiday cards that will astonish your friends and family. Best of all, you get to have a lot of fun experimenting with found materials, drawing into ink with Q-tips, brushes and rags, working with paper cut-outs and much more. You can come prepared with image ideas or spend the day experimenting spontaneously with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs, holiday imagery and decorations etc. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.

Nov 3 Thursday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own 

Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

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The year in review.In this Reflections and Resolutions Monotype Workshop you will be developing imagery that symbolizes what mattered to you in 2016 and your hopes and dreams for 2017. While taking a break from Holiday parties and preparations for New Year’s Eve this workshop is a perfect one-day meditation allowing you to look inward and express your ideas through the painterly method of Monotype printmaking. You will not be creating an edition of multiples but instead remove ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, and brushes and found materials to create a single print. This time we will be using larger plates than in previous workshops. Participants can expect to create 2-5 different prints during this workshop. The workshop will begin with a few simple exercises to help you shed the holiday stress and focus on your reflections. You can come prepared with image ideas or spend the day experimenting spontaneously with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs, and anything that may inspire your reflections and resolutions. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.

Dec 29 Thursday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own 

Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

Visual Voice is located at 128 King St, Truro, NS – get directions here.