Flying Colours Artists’ Association hosted their third printmaking workshop, but the first one in the North Peace Cultural Centre loft on January 15th and 16th, where they recently installed a new printing press for members’ use. Award-winning printmaker from Dawson Creek, Mary Parslow, presented a stimulating two-day session on collographs utilizing collaged objects that enabled participants to create amazing textural prints. She then introduced artists to a related process utilizing original line drawings with acrylic gel applications known as cardboard collographs. This was an exciting beginning for the launch of a serious venture into printmaking by Flying Colours in a wonderful studio space. Members of Flying Colours often get together to paint in the loft and offer a variety of workshops to members and non-members throughout the year. The group highlights an “Artist of the Month” in this space with displays of their work on view for everyone to enjoy. January features prints created by Mary Parslow. Visual artist and potter, Rosemary Landry will be featured in February followed by a display of original hand-pulled prints by Flying Colours members in March.
FLYING COLOURS is a regional artists’ association that provides support and educational opportunities for a community of practicing artists through the sponsorship of art workshops, artist’s retreats and mentoring.