Martha Street Studio — Fall Course and Workshop Registration now open!!

Manitoba
Printmakers
Association


11 Martha Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2



204 779 6253


Fall Course and Workshop Registration now open!!


Courses:

 

Advanced Screen Printing

w/Alison James

Thursdays, 6-9 pm

November 7 – December 12 (6 weeks)

$250 (+ MPA membership*)

For students looking to refine and expand their screen printing skills, this class features demonstrations of advanced techniques and the opportunity to develop work with the oversight of an experienced printer. Familiarity with screen printing at Martha Street Studio is required.

Alison James is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She holds a BFA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in galleries and film festivals. 

 

Introductory Screen Printing - FULL!

w/Lisa Mendis

Tuesdays, 6-9 pm

September 24 – November 12 (8 weeks)

$300 (+ MPA membership*)

For those who have never printed before or need a refresher on the basics, this class explores skills and techniques involved in this versatile process, which is capable of creating multi-coloured images on a variety of surfaces. Students will learn new skills and methods to achieve their creative goals.

Lisa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. She is a published illustrator, printmaker, art educator and comic book creator.

 

Introduction to Etching: Copper Plates

w/Nora Kobrinsky

Saturdays, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

October 5 – December 7 (8 weeks, no class Oct 12 and Nov 9)

$250 (+ MPA membership*)

Etching can result in prints of wonderful subtlety and richness. This course introduces the basic principles of etching. You will learn how to prepare your plate, how to etch crisp lines, how to produce areas of tone and how to introduce colour to your print. No prior etching experience required.

Nora Kobrinsky is a printmaker and painter. Her first experience of printmaking was a class at Martha Street Studio.  Since then she earned her BFA Honours at University of Manitoba (2008) and has taken several more classes at Martha Street before becoming an instructor.

 

Letterpress

w/Sean McLachlan

Wednesdays, 6-9 pm

September 18 – October 9 (4 weeks)

$150 (+ MPA membership*)

Students will learn the basic principles & processes of type sorting & setting. They will gain an understanding for the methods of both proofing, and platen presses. Students are encouraged to gather words, poetry, and short stories to help create posters, cards, and other relief prints using this traditional medium of movable type. 

Sean McLachlan is a Winnipeg based artist who recently completed a series of sculptures on Lily Street in downtown Winnipeg. Sean has worked at Martha Street Studio for 7 years and is using his art to explore the boundary between traditional and digital printmaking technologies, and is co-founder of Letter Peddler Press.

 

Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints - FULL!

w/Peter Graham

Thursdays, 6-9 pm

September 12 – October 24 (6 weeks, no class on Sept 26)** Please note: these dates differ from the printed brochure and are the correct dates

$275.00 (+ MPA membership*)

Traditional Japanese woodblock printing is an elegant, green and low-tech process that works easily in a home studio without a press. With its waterborne pigments, which are applied with brushes and printed by hand, mokuhanga allows for soft and painterly relief prints. During the workshop we will touch on all aspects of the process: transferring images to woodblocks, carving with Japanese tools, using the kento registration system, and printing with brushes and a baren.

Peter Graham is one of our technicians and he also plays with model trains.

 

Introduction to Reductive Linocut - FULL!

w/Kelly Campbell

Mondays 6-9 pm

September 23 – November 25 (8 weeks, no class Oct 14 & Nov 11)

$275 (+ MPA membership*)

Create an edition of bold, graphic linocut prints with up to five colour layers while using only one lino block with the reductive linocut technique. Learn how to prepare your image in advance for a successful print and use creative inking to achieve depth and texture. 

Kelly Campbell (AKA Grub) completed the YOP and INKubator programs in 2013, and graduated with a BFA and a medal for highest achievement in their program from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba in 2017. Their work examines the roles and relationships of labour, leisure, emotion, and gender within systems of power. 

 

Workshops

 

Screen Printing Basics - only 3 spots left!

w/Alison James

Saturday November 23, 2-6 pm & Sunday November 24, 11-6 pm

$175.00 (+ MPA membership*)

This two–day workshop will focus on the basics of screen printing including an orientation to the specific equipment and spaces used at Martha Street.  Great for the beginner or to refresh your skills.

Alison James is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She holds a BFA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in galleries and film festivals. 

 

Letterpress Holiday Card Workshop - only 1 spot left!

w/Sean McLachlan

Saturday November 30, 2-6 pm & Sunday December 1, 12-5 pm

$175.00 (+ MPA membership*)

In this two-day workshop, students will learn the basics of creating folding greeting cards on our letterpress equipment using movable type, printers cuts, and lino-cut graphics.

Sean McLachlan is a Winnipeg based artist who recently completed a series of sculptures on Lily Street in downtown Winnipeg.  Sean has worked at Martha Street Studio for 7 years and is using his art to explore the boundary between traditional and digital printmaking technologies, and is co-founder of Letter Peddler Press.

 

**Various chemicals are used in most courses we offer. For information regarding these chemicals please see our website or contact us at 204-779-6253.

 

Registration:

* Course registration requires a valid Martha Street Studio membership:

$45 Regular $30 Student / Senior / Lower Income

Course fees include basic materials and equipment.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure a high quality of instruction.

We require payment upon registration. Registration fees will be refunded upon request (less a 20% administration fee) up to the beginning of the second class.

If a course is cancelled due to insufficient registration, a full refund will be issued.

You can use a credit card over the phone, mail us a cheque, or pay in person with cash, credit or debit.

If you have any questions or wish to register by phone with Visa or Master Card, please contact the studio at: 204-779-6253 or by email: education@printmakers.mb.ca

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