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Saturday, October 23 • 12:35pm - 1:20pm
The Art of Printmaking

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Dr. Patti Pente

This lecture/workshop session introduces printmaking activities that are suitable for elementary
school art classes. From frottage to relief printing, I cover some possible lessons that emphasize
discovery and creative fun. To begin I will share information on printmaking, introduce some of
Canada’s notable printmakers, and suggest projects that use easily accessed materials such as
tempera paint, found objects and construction paper or white paper. Then we will experiment with
the activities in workshop format and share our creations at the end of our time together. Items
needed for this workshop include tempera paint, brushes, wax crayons, leaves and other “low relief”
objects, white paper and/or construction paper, scissors, pieces of cardboard and glue stick and/or
glue gun. If you have a piece of styrofoam that you can draw into (like a vegetable or meat packing tray) that would be great too.

Dr. Patti Pente is an artist and professor at the University of Alberta. Patti explored printmaking at Malaspina Printmakers Society in Vancouver BC for many years before becoming a professor of art education. She has taught printmaking and other media to all ages. Dr. Pente has been artist in residence at the Canadian National Institute for Nanotechnology, and she continues to research digital and analogue innovations for art education. Patti has exhibited her art nationally and internationally, and she maintains an active studio practice where she continues her interest in the relationships among perceptions of scale.

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Dr. Patti Pente

professor, University of Alberta
Hello, I am an artist and art educator in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. I would love to share my knowledge on all forms of studio art and in this workshop I will share ideas about printmaking with elementary school teachers in mind.

Saturday October 23, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm MDT
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