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Sep 18 - Sep 18
2 - 4:30 pm MDT

Get your entire household together to join us for an interactive Prairie Impressions Print Party on Saturday, September 18! This is the second portion of the three-part programming series: Prairie Impressions, hosted collaboratively by A/P and SNAP in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days.

After enjoying the artist presentations and printmaking demonstrations on the 7th & 14th, all are invited to experience a real-time print party from your own home. Join in the fun and print your own postcards to celebrate Alberta Culture Days with A/P and SNAP! Two talented printmakers will be giving interactive and exciting demonstrations so everyone can learn new techniques and printmaking-at-home skills. Calgary-based printmaker Christina Krentz and born in Mexico Edmonton-based Gina Pasaran will first share about their artwork and creative practice and then will showcase their favourite printmaking techniques and give live demonstrations and tutorials in which you can easily follow along at home.

Printmaking-at-home supply lists and resource guides will be available in the coming weeks and will be sent to participants to prepare in time.

Join live on Zoom on Saturday, September 18 from 2 – 4:30 pm MDT. Or, enjoy the recorded demonstration content afterwards which will be available on SNAP Gallery’s YouTube Channel for the duration of the Alberta Culture Days celebrations until September 30.

To register see below:

Print Party with Christina Krentz & Gina Pasaran
Saturday, September 18 – 2 – 4:30 pm MDT
Online Interactive Print Party, Printshop Tours, and Printmaking Demonstrations
Registration here

Join in the fun of a print party to create your very own edition of Prairie Impressions postcards while learning from artists Christina Krentz and Gina Pasaran. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate and learn from the instructing artists who will take you through the steps of printing and how to successfully print at home.

Screen Monoprinting

Calgary-based artist Christina Krentz will be demonstrating how to make a screen print with monoprinting techniques to create painterly and expressive marks and images. She will show how to set up your screen station and how to monoprint using colourful ink. She will be working with a mountain image for her postcards.

Christina Krentz- Prairie Impression Printmaking Resource Guide: View here to see the materials needed to follow along with Christina’s Demonstration

Mixed Media Printmaking

Mexico born and Edmonton-based artist Gina Pasaran will be demonstrating how to make a print on top of already decorated papers (such as drawings, collages, digital prints, photos, etc.) Gina will demonstrate pochoir (stencilling) methods where you will cut out a design on acetate/cardstock. Additionally she will be showing how to carve linoleum to create relief prints.

Gina Pasaran- Prairie Impression Printmaking Resource Guide: View here to see the materials needed to follow along with Gina’s Demonstration

Be sure not to miss out on any Prairie Impressions printmaking programming and check out the full event!

 

Christina Krentz is an emerging artist from Calgary, Alberta. She is a professional photographer turned painter /printmaker, with a constant drive for experimentation in the studio. As a printmaker she focuses on mono-printing and intaglio techniques. Recently she has started a new body of work exploring abstraction, interested in processes of chance, failure, destruction, and impulse.

Christina is a member of Alberta Printmakers, and the co-founder of a femme artist collective in Calgary, AB called Clit Crit.

www.christinakrentz.com | IG: @ChristinaKrentz |

 

Gina Pasaran is an emerging artist in Treaty 6 Territory, so-called ‘Edmonton’. She was born in Mexico and immigrated to Canada at a young age. As an artist, Gina explores facets of personal identity, mental and physical wellness, as well as navigating close relationships throughout her art practice. She is interested in aspects of care and connection. More recently, she is merging her art practice with a printmaking aspect, interchanging the dialogues between the digital world and the analog. Gina is interested in the objects that surround oneself, routines, and rituals one creates, as well as places and geographies, that can become a part of one’s identity.
Gina has a Fine Art Diploma from MacEwan University and is graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2021 from the University of Alberta. Gina has volunteered in local galleries such as the Mitchell Art Gallery and artist run centre Latitude 53 plus exhibited in group shows in project spaces like Parallel Space in Edmonton and at the Art Gallery of Alberta: Sidewalk Cinema in 2021. Currently, Gina is working with artists Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed in their Edmonton/Treaty 6 soda and sound project with the Mitchell Art Gallery and John A McDougall Elementary School.

Presented by SNAP & A/P
In conjunction with Alberta Culture Days
Supported by the Government of Alberta

  


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