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IN PERSON @ OXYGEN ART CENTRE
When: 8 classes: September 15 – November 10, 2023 (no Class Oct. 6)
/Fridays, 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm (2 hours)
Who: Youth, 15-18 yrs
With: 3 artist instructors:
// Catherine McIntosh – Visual Artist
// Myra Rasmussen – Multi-disciplinary Artist
// Marcus Dénommé – Printmaker
*more information about each artist instructor below
Join artists Myra Rasmussen, Marcus Dénommé, and Cath McIntosh on a journey into printmaking. Students will learn a variety of techniques and printmaking practices including monoprinting, lino printing, screenprinting, dry point + experimental low-tech methods.
In the final session students will combine these techniques in a printmaking marathon to create unique art books, portfolio pieces, printed bags and clothes or posterzines. You choose! Enter a new spacetime continuum with a fun group of artists and fellow students to explore the dimensions of printmaking!
Student Fee: $85 (All materials included)
COURSE NOW FULL – Register to be on the waitlist
URBAN SYSTEMS FOUNDATION – Scholarship for worm / hole
Oxygen Art Centre recognizes that some young artists face systemic barriers that may cause economic hardship, which disproportionately affects historically marginalized people. In order to ensure access to Oxygen’s arts education programming, and with financial support from the Urban Systems Foundation, we are offering a scholarship to the worm / hole program to youth in financial need, with priority to 2SQTBIPOC youth living in the Columbia Basin region.
/ ABOUT THE ARTISTS /
Myra Rasmussen graduated from Wesleyan University in 2004, where she was awarded a degree in studio arts with high honors. She is a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on community and festival arts. Since 2009, she has been based in Nelson, British Columbia, where is the artistic director of Polka Dot Dragon Arts Society, which produces a community lantern festival each February. In addition to her work with festivals, she also has extensive experience with lino and woodblock printmaking, bookmaking, and collage.
Marcus Dénommé was born and raised on Algonquin Temiskaming first nations territory in Ontario, canada. It was here at a young age that Dénommé began to explore street art and artistic interventions on public and private property. Throughout the years, they grew a deep passion for the intersection of art and activism such as civil disobedience, direct action, community level organization, etc. Dénommé honed their craft as communications designer at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where they discovered traditional printmaking and bookmaking practices. Although their practice includes a variety of disciplines including painting, sculpture, mixed media, they love exhibiting printed work in independent shows and book fairs. Dénommé is the editor of the Veins & Arterys publications and now calls home to unceded Sinixt territory.
Catherine McIntosh holds an MA Hons in Fine Art from Edinburgh University with a specialization in painting. After graduating, she chose to train as a graphic artist and worked in that field for many years before turning her attention to education. Since graduating from UBC, she has worked in schools, taught at Selkirk, and presented small workshops and classes in and around the Kootenays. Catherine has a passion for sharing her love of art with others.