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Art projects with Marie-Hélène Comeau - Printing

Relief printing.  Printmaking process where protruding surface faces of the matrix (printing plate) are inked; recessed areas are ink free. Printing the image is therefore a relatively simple matter of inking the face of the matrix and bringing it in firm contact with the paper. A printing-press is not needed as the back of the paper can be rubbed.

Grade Suitability:

K-12

Maximum Class Size:

Class size

Time Required:

Two hours preparation. One to two hours of work in class

Material Required:

Water based ink (I can provide rolls).

Material Cost:

Materials from schools.

Language of Instruction:

French, English

Communities:

Whitehorse

Marie-Hélène Comeau

Marie-Hélène Comeau is a Yukon visual artist currently enrolled in a Ph.D program at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her doctoral study utilizes art workshops to express and think about northern French identity. Since 2013, she has been the Yukon Program Director and Facilitator of the International Art Project, Caravane des Dix Mots. Every year, 10 French words are officially chosen and given to artists from all around the world so they can engage their French community in art projects. In the Yukon, the focus for 2015 was Land Art through painting, origami, video and mobile art exhibition.

Marie-Hélène has been involved with Artist in the School program for many years.

Contact: 867-334-4461

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