Japanese Canadian Vegetables & Flowers Block Printmaking Workshop
Tuesday, May 16th from 2 to 4 pm
at the Carnegie Community Centre
401 Main Street, Vancouver
NOT AT WePress!
Free drop-in workshop, open to all ages.
All materials provided.
WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com
In this workshop, participants will learn to do block printmaking and create artworks that celebrate the vegetables and flowers of significance for Japanese Canadians. Many of these plants were grown in family gardens in pre-war days, and in small gardens that families created outside of their makeshift shacks in the camps when Japanese Canadians were incarcerated during World War II. These plants were also grown on larger plots of land established in the camps.
From daikon to chrysanthemums, participants will choose a vegetable or flower to make into a block print. The completion of your own block will depend on when you arrive and how much time you need, but there will be pre-made blocks available for anyone to use for printmaking as well.
This workshop has been organized with the Carnegie Community Centre and the Carnegie Learning Centre in celebration of Asian Heritage Month!