Watercolour monoprinting workshop fundraiser goes Saturday

The Watercolour Monoprinting Workshop PEO Charity Fundraiser for women’s educational advancement projects returns for a fourth year in June.

The Watercolour Monoprinting Workshop PEO Charity Fundraiser for women’s educational advancement projects returns for a fourth year in June.

The purpose of the workshop is to raise funds for the Philanthropic Educational Organization for women. PEO is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

Normally the cost for this workshop is $100 and students provide their own materials. However, for this special fundraiser the cost will be only $55 and all materials and references will be provided.

The cost of the materials is being covered by PEO and instruction is being volunteered free of charge by Channing Holland and her assistants.

“I can guarantee you a fun and information filled day at minimal cost and the bonus of allowing us to raise funds for a very good cause,” said Holland, a graduate of Ontario College of Art, who has taught watercolour, acrylic and mixed media painting for many years in the Comox Valley, both at her home studio and North Island College Continuing Education Department.

The date for the workshop is Saturday, June 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Watercolour mono-prints are a fun thing to do and anyone can do it, no drawing skills are required,” said Holland. “Of course, if you are able to draw you can do that but it isn’t essential. This is a unique process in which you can use a combination of printmaking and painting techniques.

“It results in a one-of-a-kind image that is developed on a flat acrylic plate (plexiglass) with watercolour paint, and then transferred to paper. The transfer can be made either by hand or with a press.”

Holland will host the workshop in her Comox studio, at 1462 Thunderbird Place.

“Please, bring your own lunch so that during the break you can enjoy my art library, tour the studio, relax in the garden and we can talk about art, or just get to know each other,” said Holland.

Tea, coffee and home-baked cookies provided.

For workshop content questions, call Holland at 250-339-1862,

For registration information and payment, phone Barbara Rowes at 250-897-1817.

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