Martha Street Studio — Winter Course Registration Now Closed!


11 Martha Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

204 779 6253

Winter Course Registration Now Closed!

Sampler Pack of Printmaking Techniques

w/Ann Rallison

Mondays, 6-9 pm

January 21 – March 25 (8 weeks, no class February 18 or March 4)

$275 (+ 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

Mondays, 6-9 pm

January 21 – March 18 (8 weeks, no class February 18) - FULL!

$300 (+ MPA membership*)


Thursdays, 6-9 pm

January 10 - February 14 (6 weeks) - FULL!

$250 (+ 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 Copper Etching: Two Plate Colour Prints - FULL!

w/Miriam Rudolph

Saturdays, 10 am-1 pm

January 19 – March 16 (8 weeks, no class February 16)

$250 (+ MPA membership*)

Etching is mostly known for its delicate black and white lines and tonal shifts, but with just two plates a wide tonal range of colour can also be achieved. Students will build on the basics of etching, learning to use aquatints to create tones and multiple plate registration to create colour prints. Alternative methods to add colour to prints such as chine-collé or stencils will also be shown. Prior etching experience (copper, zinc or aluminium) preferred.

Miriam holds a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Alberta (2017). She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2007) and a Bachelor of Education (2010) from the University of Manitoba. She has showed her work nationally and internationally. Miriam has been a member at Martha Street Studio for many years. She recently moved back to Winnipeg and she is excited to teach again at MSS.



Digital Darkroom 

w/Lisa Stinner

Saturdays, 10 am-1 pm

January 19 – March 16 (8 weeks, no class February 16)

$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.






Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints - FULL!

w/Peter Graham

Saturday February 23, 2-6 pm

Sunday February 24, 12-5 pm

Saturday March 2, 2-6 pm

Sunday March 3, 12-5 pm

$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.



Screen Printing Basics 

w/Alison James

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


Saturday March 23, 12-4 pm & Sunday March 24, 11-6 pm  - FULL!

$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. 



Woodblock Printing on Fabric - FULL!

w/Peter Graham

Saturday April 6, 12-5 pm

$75.00 (+ MPA membership*)

In this one-day workshop you will learn how to create striking woodblock prints on fabric using cheap and easy to carve MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) and etching inks. We'll provide the blocks, carving tools, ink and etching presses... you provide the fabric. If you've ever carved a Lino block you have the skills required, but even if you haven't, this is the class for you!

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 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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