Martha Street Studio — Spring Course Registration Now Open!


11 Martha Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

204 779 6253

Spring Course Registration Now Open!




Sampler Pack of Printmaking Techniques  

w/Ann Rallison

Mondays 6:00-9:00pm

May 14 – June 25 (6 weeks, no class May 21)

$200.00 (+ 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

w/Lisa Mendis

Tuesdays, 6-9pm 

May 8 – June 26 (8 weeks)


Thursdays, 6-9pm - Full

May 10 – June 28 (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: Aluminium Plates

w/Nora Kobrinsky

Saturdays, 12-4pm

April 28 – June 9 (6 weeks, no class May 19)

$250 (+ MPA membership*)

Etching can result in prints of wonderful subtlety and richness. This course introduces the basic principles of etching using aluminium plates. You will learn how to prepare your plate for etching, 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

April 28 – June 23 (8 weeks, no class May 19)

$250 (+ 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 assed 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 - Full!

w/Alison James

Saturday June 2, 2-6pm & Sunday June 3, 11-5pm

$150.00 (+ 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 Card Workshop

w/Sean McLachlan

Saturday May 5, 1-5pm & Sunday May 6, 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. Previous letterpress experience is required.

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.







Intro to Indie Comics: A Graphic Novel Workshop for Youth - 3 spots left!

w/Lisa Mendis

Monday July 23 through Friday July 27, noon – 5pm each day

$325.00 (+ MPA membership*)

Deadline to register: 5pm Friday July 6

Have a desire to learn more about the process of making comics? Intro to Indie Comics is a one-week class that teaches students specific Photoshop skills that will aid in developing their own comic. Learn about layout, scanning and editing line art, adding colour and effects to achieve a desired look with a tablet, then finish by adding text and word balloons. Students will also learn the basics of screen printing to produce an original page or cover of their comic.

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 Japanese Woodblock Prints - Full!

w/Peter Graham

Monday August 13 through Friday August 17, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm each day

$375.00 (+ MPA membership*) – course fee

$ 60.00  - tool purchase fee (this fee is non-refundable) Each participant will leave the workshop with a set of tools to keep

Deadline to register: 5:00pm Friday July 6

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 this week 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.




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

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:

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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