Discipline: Visual Arts
Julie McIntyre 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 19 public galleries in Canada and participated in well over 40 juried exhibitions, including 22 international credits to date. Julie has taught workshops across Canada for over 30 years and has been a popular artist in residence with the Vancouver School Board and ArtStarts for nearly a decade.
Julie provided my Grade 10,11 and 12 art class with an engaging five-day printmaking residency. Several printmaking processes were demonstrated and the students were given much of the class time to experiment. This hands-on approach worked well in the class and the students had an extremely high level of engagement. They were all new to printmaking so this experience was of tremendous benefit to them. In addition, Julie was able to unearth a printing press at our school that was thought to be broken. We were able to have the metal shop teacher weld a new handle and put the press on a wheeled cart which can now be easily moved to different art rooms. Future art students at Kitsilano will now benefit from having access to a working printing press. Sandra Sugimoto, Arts and Ceramics Teacher, Kitsilano Secondary
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.