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

2021 Fall Courses

Mezzotint – You want it darker. 
w/Jonathan S. Green
Only 3 spots left! 

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 pm
Runs: September 7 – September 30
(4 weeks, 8 classes)

Cost: $350 + Membership*

A Refuge, 2020, mezzotint,                      Jonathan S. Green
A Refuge, 2020, mezzotint, Jonathan S. Green

Does toiling for darkness excite you? Do you wish to create evocative and nuanced images out of blackness? Working in the ‘dark manner’ or ‘maniere noire’ might be for you. Mezzotint is a reductive intaglio print process. By creating a field of burrs and pits through rocking the plate, it allows a full range of tones and subtitles and is renowned for its rich, velvety blacks. In this course you will learn plate preparation and the process of the rocker, the use of the scraper and burnisher, and printing the plate. 

Jonathan S. Green is of Mi’kmaq and Inuit, Settler heritage from Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador. Green earned an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Alberta.

A Printmakers Picnic: Lino on the Lawn 
w/ Sean McLachlan
Only 2 spots left!

Location: Sustainable South Osborne Community Orchard

Date: Sunday August 22, 10am-1pm 
raindate: Sunday August 28, 10am-1pm 

Cost: $75 + Membership*

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Let’s get outside and get inky!   Lino on the Lawn is a 3-hour linocut workshop which will teach the basics of relief printing in an outdoor setting in the shade of the trees of the Sustainable South Osborne Community Orchard, located at the corner of Baltimore Road & Churchill Drive in South Osborne.  All materials and tools will be provided to create a series of small prints using oil-based, water wash-up inks!

Free parking available along Baltimore Road, workshop will take place down the hill on the river side of Churchill Drive at Baltimore Road.

Sean McLachlan is a printmaker who spends most of his time surrounded by vintage letterpress equipment in his studio, Printmonger Press. His public artworks can be seen along Lily Street in downtown Winnipeg.

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

Registrations can not be accepted over the phone.

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