Ecology & Printmaking PART 2 – Workshops with Edward Fu-Chen Juan
Edward Fu-Chen Juan
10572 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6
May 15, 2021 - May 29, 2021
1pm - 3pm and 9:30am - 12pm
Workshop 2 with Edward Fu-Chen Juan
*PLEASE NOTE: Workshop 2 occurs over two Saturdays – May 15th and May 29th. Please be sure you can attend both dates before registering. Space is limited to 12 participants!
Session 1: Wild Pigment
Saturday May 15th 1pm – 3pm MST
Join us for a second method of ink extraction – from foraged plants. We will be joined by Edward from Vancouver’s Mole Hill Co-op Housing Community Garden where he will walk us through his foraging practice. Each participant will have time in this session to forage their own various dye-yielding plants. From here he will walk the group through his extraction process for screen printing ink.
Homework for this session includes continued foraging and pigment extraction, cutting paper stencils for screen printing and gathering papers to screen print on.
Session 2: Screen Printing Plant Pigments
Saturday, May 29th 9:30am – 12pm MST
In this second session of Workshop 2 the group will reconvene online and continue with natural pigments that were extracted previously. After participants share the colours they achieved, Edward will guide us from Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon BC through thickening the concentrated pigment to be usable for screen printing. From here we get to print! The group will screen print paper stencils from home as a group.
*this workshop is ideal for printmakers with previous screen printing experience.
These workshops are free. However, to participate, all registrants are required to have the necessary supplies and equipment. Please see the Supply List for further information about how to source either from SNAP or locally and online.
Seminar Workshops Supply List
About the Artist
Edward Fu-Chen Juan is an artist based in Vancouver, BC Canada. He was born and grew up in a coastal village in southern Taiwan. In 1993, he and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. Edward’s art practice is silkscreen printmaking and papermaking with water-based ink extracted from natural ingredients. Currently Edward exclusively works with indigenous plants with significance in historical and cultural context.
From Edward’s research he is connecting his Taiwanese aboriginal identity with the desire for closer intersection to the natural world. It aligns with his passion to highlight the importance of environmental conservation in Canada and abroad.
This programming is funded by the Edmonton Arts Council through the Connections and Exchanges Organizational Initiatives Grant.
SNAP is happy to provide this programming at no costs to participants. To keep this programming accessible in the future, we hope you will consider making a donation to SNAP. Donate Today!
SNAP is happy to provide this programming at no cost to participants.
We hope you will consider making a donation to keep programs accessible in the future.Donate Now