Martha Street Studio — Fall Course Registration Now Open!


11 Martha Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

204 779 6253

Fall Course Registration Now Open!



Sampler Pack of Printmaking Techniques

w/Ann Rallison

Mondays, 6-9pm

October 1 – November 26 (8 weeks, no class October 8)

$250.00 (+ MPA membership*) 

A little bit of this and a little bit of that – this is the perfect course for people who want to try printmaking and don’t know where to start!  Drypoint, block printing, collagraph and some monoprint techniques will be explored in this fun, hands-on course.  Great for first time printers or those who want a refresher! Please note: Screenprinting is not taught in this course.

Born and educated in England, Ann obtained her first degree from the University of Liverpool and subsequent degrees from University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba.  Ann has been an active member of Martha Street Studio for many years as an instructor, studio renter and Board member. She has tried many forms of printmaking and continues to enjoy learning, as well as teaching.


Introductory Screen Printing - Full!

w/Lisa Mendis

Tuesdays, 6-9pm

September 4 – October 23 (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.


Advanced Screen Printing 

w/Andrew Lodwick

Thursdays, 6-9pm

September 6 - October 25 (8 weeks)

$300 (+ 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.

Andrew Lodwick is an artist, Martha Street's Studio Manager, and an experienced custom screen printer.


Introduction to Etching: Aluminium Plates

w/Nora Kobrinsky

Saturdays, 1-5pm

September 8 – October 13 (6 weeks)

$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.


Digital Darkroom

w/Lisa Stinner

Saturdays, 10am-1pm

September 22 – November 17 (8 weeks, no class October 6)

$300 (+ MPA membership*)

This course explores a variety of Adobe Photoshop techniques that will allow students to improve their existing photographs and produce new images.  Image enhancement techniques for manipulating density, colour balance and sharpness will be covered as well as using masking, layers, alpha channels and basic compositing. A rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop is an asset to taking the class.

Lisa has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography and has exhibited her work locally, nationally and internationally.  She is also an accomplished architectural photographer.




Screenprinting Basics at Martha Street

w/Alison James

Saturday September 22, 2-6pm & Sunday September 23, 11-6pm


Saturday December 8, 1-5pm & Sunday December 9, 11-6pm

$175.00 (+ MPA membership*)

This two–day workshop will focus on the basics of screenprinting 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 - Full!

w/Sean McLachlan

Saturday December 1, 1-5pm & Sunday December 2, 12-5pm

$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.


Intensive workshops:


Direct to Mesh Analog Screen Printing - Full!

w/Ted Howorth

Saturday October 13, 2-6pm

Sunday October 14, 11-5pm

Saturday October 20, 2-6pm

Sunday October 21, 11-5pm

$300.00 (+ MPA membership*)

This workshop offers contemporary approaches to traditional forms of direct screen-printing. It will deal with creating stencils directly on the screen without the use of emulsion or mechanical photo exposure equipment.  We will be creating imagery by capturing texture from the environment, emulating the marks of other mediums and applying hand-cut and hand-made stencils. Ink mixing for transparent layers and various approaches to registration on different papers will all be covered.

E.J.Howorth’s passion has been Printmaking throughout most of his artistic career. In 1995 Howorth was appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, R.C.A. He was one of the founding members of <SITE> Gallery and exhibited regularly throughout its ten years of operation. For over 40 years he has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.


Full Tilt Bookbinding - Full!

w/Susan Mills

Friday November 16, 6-9pm

Saturday November 17, 9-12 & 1-4pm

Sunday November 18, 9-12 & 1-5pm

Monday November 19, 9-12 & 1-5pm

$350.00 (+ MPA membership*)

This class condenses lectures and demonstrations to cover material quickly. We will bind a chapbook, accordion, papyrus scroll, and a full cloth, sewn hardcover notebook - all in the first 3 hour session – then move on to binding historical structures like a Nag Hamadi single quire codex, and on to books with and without sewing, to books that do not look ‘handmade’ and books that do, and finally, a fitted archival book box. There will be time for questions/advice on independent binding projects. This class gives people with some previous binding experience a chance to practice, refine, and expand their book repertoires.

Susan Mills is an artist and bookbinder.  Her glow-in-the-dark field notebook public workshop is scheduled for Nuit Blanche Saskatoon in September and she will be an exhibitor at the Codex International Book Fair, San Francisco, in early 2019.





* Course registration requires a valid Martha Street Studio membership: $35 Regular $20 Student / Senior

Course fees include basic materials and all equipment.

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

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

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

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:

We require a minimum of half the course fee upon registration. You can use a credit card over the phone, mail us a cheque, or pay in person with cash, credit or debit.

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