Seniors Social: David Blackwood

David Blackwood. Lone Mummer Inside

David Blackwood. Lone Mummer Inside, 1979. etching and aquatint on wove paper, Overall: 61 x 91.4 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Given by friends in memory of Norman Bruce Walford, Chief of Administration and Corporate Secretary, the Art Gallery of Ontario, 1981-1989, in appreciation of his devotion to the Arts, 1994. © Estate of David Blackwood. 93/415.

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Seniors Social: David Blackwood

Tuesday, November 8, 11 AM
Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario

Make new art connections and spark conversations! Join us for our free virtual Seniors Social program, a live monthly series for older adults that combines conversations with art and artmaking. The AGO believes providing opportunities to experience art and artmaking increases well-being.

Light, dark, acid, etching, resist, scratch, relief. These are just some of the words commonly associated with printmaking.  Together we’ll consider a few extraordinary prints from the AGO Collection, created by David Blackwood. His Intaglio style drypoint etching work will be the inspiration for our explorations in the Gallery School. Lauren Renzetti will introduce participants to easy printmaking methods with ink and a surface to draw onto. All of the materials used will be supplied; they are non-toxic water-based relief inks.

Materials List: 

  • HB pencil

  • Plexiglass plates about 15 cm x 20 cm or 20 cm x 25 cm - one per person

  • Relief inks - red, blue, green, black, purple only

  • Spatulas – one per colour user

  • Big plexiglass for ink - one per colour

  • Brayers - three per colour

  • Masking tape to attach the plexiglass to table 

  • White copy paper, 8 x 10, six to eight sheets per student 

  • Waxed paper 8 x 10, six to eight sheets so students can take wet prints home 

  • Still life objects set up with a light source

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