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Printmaking, Landscape and Spontaneity, by Danielle Creenaune
Printmaking entails many innovative techniques and processes, some of which are to
be explored during this course. With the unique natural setting of Farrera, deep in the
Catalan Pyrenees as our backdrop, we will use the landscape as inspiration to create
images with a focus on expressive and spontaneous gesture. The course is designed
for those both with or without previous experience and visual artists in general who
want to expand and enrich their knowledge of new techniques.
This course will provide participants with an introduction to the following techniques:
Monotype – drawn, additive, subtractive, use of textures, stencilling, watercolour (new this year)
Additive Techniques – Carborundum and Collagraph
Participants will also gain understanding and experience of aspects directly related to
the printmaking process including:
• papers, materials, tools
• use of non-toxic inks
• printing by hand and using the press
• registration, care and handling of graphic works.
Australian born artist Danielle Creenaune completed a Bachelor and a Master of Art at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, in 1997. She has lived abroad for the last 16 years, living in London for some years before moving to Barcelona in 2006 where she recently set up her own print workshop. Over the years she has undertaken residencies in Spain and Ireland and furthered her interest in lithography through undertaking a summer workshop the Tamarind Institute, USA. Her work has received awards and is held in public collections. Danielle has visited and worked in Farrera over the course of the last 16 years.