Discipline: Visual Arts
Julie studied at the Banff Centre, Alberta in 1986 and received her BFA from Queen's University with a major in printmaking. She has had solo shows in 20 public galleries in Canada and her work has been exhibited in over 40 juried exhibitions as well as 21 international credits to date. Since 1983, Julie has been involved in teaching the art workshops across Canada, including four contracts as an animateur and printmaker in residence with the Vancouver Art Gallery and as artist in residence for the Vancouver School Board for the past eight years. She is the Past President of CARFAC BC and received a City of Vancouver Mayor's Award in 2014.
During her contract, Julie has shown she is a skilled artist and workshop facilitator who works well with all ages. She was organized, reliable and flexible and met all deadlines as outlined in her contract. Parm Johal, Arts and Culture Programmer, Leigh Square Community Arts Village
As an award winning fibre artist, Julie works with a variety of patterned and textured papers so that students are engaged in the playfulness of the repeated image as they explore the traditions of quilt patterns using paper, scissors and glue. (Sewing and embroidery may be added for higher grades). All techniques and content may be adapted for each grade. Bookmaking may be incorporated into either workshop.
As a master printmaker, Julie can introduce your class to non-toxic printmaking techniques including relief, collagraph, monotype, screen, digital transfers and pronto plate lithography. Whichever medium, the marvels of surface treatment, negative space, mirror reversals, colour overlays and the playfulness of the repeated image will delight students.