Courses and Workshops

Our courses and workshops support new and experienced artists in improving technical skills in the art of printmaking and are delivered by professional artist-instructors. Courses and workshops are available to take year-round at our fully equipped 4,000 sq. ft. facility, and are offered in a variety of traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. These include; screen printing (introductory and advanced), aluminum and copper etching, relief printing, digital darkroom, letterpress, lithography and more. In addition, we host specialty workshops in advanced techniques taught by local and visiting professional artists. While some exceptions may apply, our courses and workshops are intended for adults and are kept small to ensure a high quality of instruction.

Course and workshop information is available here or in brochures that are hand screen printed 3 times annually in spring, fall and winter by staff and volunteers. These are disseminated by mail to members and in person in Winnipeg at other artist run centres, local shops and organizations. In addition to information on available courses and workshops, each brochure features news and information about our upcoming exhibitions, artist talks, studio editions, local and national events.

If you have concerns about the products used in our courses and workshops or are sensitive to certain chemicals, please contact us, or review the Studio Chemicals List here.

  • Course fees include basic materials and equipment.
  • Course registration requires a valid membership.
  • Class sizes are small to ensure a high standard of instruction.
  • We require payment upon registration. 
  • Registration fees may be refunded upon request (less a 20% admin fee) up to the start of the second class.
  • If a course is cancelled a full refund will be issued
  • Please check our latest COVID related information before registering to determine eligibility – click on red bar at top of page

If you have any questions or wish to register for a course or workshop, please contact us by email at education@printmakers.mb.ca

2022 Spring Courses

Advanced Screen Printing
w/ Ali James

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 – 9 pm.
Runs: May 2 – May 25, 2022  
(4 weeks, 8 classes)
FULL!

To register email education@printmakers.mb.ca 
or call 204-779-6253

Cost: $350 + Membership*

Animation still from Bite, Screen printed papercut stop motion animation (looped), 29 sec, 2019. Ali James
Animation still from Bite, Screen printed papercut stop motion animation (looped), 29 sec, 2019. Ali James

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.

Ali James is a Winnipeg-based artist who uses screen printing and animation to produce vivid, layered and tactile works that explore human memory and emotion. Ali holds a BFA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba.
 

Multi-colour Lino-Print
w/ Kelly Campbell

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 – 9 pm.
Runs: June 6 – June 29, 2022  
(4 weeks, 8 classes)
FULL!

To register email education@printmakers.mb.ca 
or call 204-779-6253

Cost: $375 + Membership*

A Short Break on a Long Journey, 2019. Kelly Campbell
A Short Break on a Long Journey, 2019. Kelly Campbell

Learn techniques for creating multi-colour lino prints, including the reductive process, multiple plate printing, and split plate printing. The class will cover how to combine these techniques to achieve your desired results, how to register multiple plates, and how to modify etching inks for use with relief processes.

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.

Want to register? Please contact us  by email at education@printmakers.mb.ca

or call 204-774-4113

Please note we can only accept credit card and e-transfers as payment at this time.