Amy Crosby

Amy Crosby

Halifax
Amy Crosby is an enthusiastic artist practicing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her practice merges digital illustration with printmaking techniques to craft a body of work unique in presentation and concept. Often present is a kind of poking-fun (at herself, at others, at the contemporary world) that keeps her humble in her practice and somewhat sane otherwise. Crosby graduated from NSCAD University in 2022 with a BFA and minor in drawing, alongside the Governor General’s Medal, Valedictorian, Student Art Award in drawing, and a BMO 1st! Nomination. Her illustrations appear in stores, on lampposts, vehicles, and in festivals across Eastern Canada.
Workshops and Activities 
As someone interdisciplinary at the core of my practice, I love the specific technique of trace monotype for its natural fluidity of form, material, and concept. Trace monotypes are a hand-printing technique, devoid of presses and expensive tools. In these prints, the pressure of a utensil tracing a reference image pushes the underlying ink onto paper above. Typically, when I create these monotypes, I use intaglio ink and Japanese washi to generate delicate, sophisticated, and one-of-a-kind prints. However, I have taught kids as young as five to create them with printer paper and oil pastel. I also have an upcoming workshop to teach these to older folks. I love spreading the word about these easy prints because they really can accommodate all skill levels while always delivering on an impressive end result. Typically, with PAINTS, I would love to work with older kids so I can use the proper printmaking materials. There is also a bit of an edge to the final visual of these monotypes that I think would lend well to the concepts in teenagers' minds.
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Grade Levels 
7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise 
Digital Imaging, Drawing, Print Making, Illustration