Whitchurch-Stouffville artist Fenella Rook Smith will demonstrate linocut, a form of printmaking, in the lobby of Latcham Art Centre. Stop by to watch the process and ask Smith questions about printmaking and her art practice! All are encouraged to have a chat with the artist and learn more about this art form.
Fenella Rook Smith has always loved to create art, whether it has been on the sewing machine or in a sketch book, needlepoint designs or making stained glass items. She is currently concentrating on painting with acrylics, and dabbles with ink sketches and printing her unique linocut designs.
What is linocut?
"Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a printing press." - Wikipedia
This event is part of Latcham Saturdays - weekly opportunities to learn, get creative and engage with art through hands-on art activities, art education, opening receptions, artist talks and demonstrations, tours, performances, and more! Latcham Saturdays will provide community art events most Saturdays of the year from fall to late spring. Check back here or in the Latcham Saturdays brochure (available at Latcham Art Centre) to see what's happening each week!
Latcham Art Centre is proud to partner with the family of Catherine Anne Courtney to celebrate art and creativity with this exciting program. Catherine Anne Courtney (1944-2017) was a devoted lover of art, nature and poetry. Catherine liked to create paintings of nature when she had the opportunity. She was also a collector of rocks, stones, oak and red maple leaves from wherever she travelled. She often visited the gallery and loved to engage in conversation with anyone about the artists and the subject of the artworks. Latcham Art Centre is pleased to recognize Catherine Anne Courtney and the support of her family.