Photo: Edward Fu-Chen Juan
Join Edward Fu-Chen Juan, a 2020 BC Culture Days Ambassador, for this in-person plant ink extraction demonstration.
Each participant will learn how to extract ink from a plant specimen native to the Lower Mainland region. The ink is used for fabric dying, watercolour, drawing, and printmaking.
This workshop will take place outside under a canopy overlooking Lost Lagoon. This will be a demonstration-only workshop – no hands-on activities will take place.
Edward Fu-Chen Juan is an emerging artist based in Vancouver. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts. His current practice is printmaking on paper with water-based ink extracted from natural ingredients. He forages endemic flora of the chosen region and extracts colour to create ink paste for silkscreen printmaking. The process was developed through his cultivation of an ongoing cultural exchange with artisans he has previously worked with in Oaxaca, Mexico. The knowledge of colour extraction was shared with him to further develop his art practice in new ways. It aligns with his passion as a nature lover and appreciation of traditional craftsmanship.
*Participation is limited to six people. There will not be hands on components to this workshop – it will be observation only.
**Tickets must be reserved in advance. Ticket sales close 24 hours before the start of the event.
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and work is the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish people have walked this land and walked with it in a good way, harvesting foods and medicines and made good ceremony here. The abundance that these lands and waters provide us to live, work and play is due to the reciprocal relationships by which Coast Salish people lived and live today.