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

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 Winter Courses

Introductory Screen Printing  
w/ Lisa Mendis

CANCELLED

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
Runs: January 11 – February 3
(4 weeks, 8 classes)

Cost: $350 + Membership*

Screen Printing Course

For those who have never printed before or need a refresher on the basics, this course 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 Mendis 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 Etching  
w/Jonathan S. Green

CANCELLED    

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
Runs: February 8 – March 3
(4 weeks, 8 classes)

Cost: $350 + Membership*

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Are you tired of making lines all day? Do you need something with a little more variety? Advanced etching has it. Learn how to create tone through aquatint and to utilize the mark making possibilities of sugar lift, soap ground and spit bite. We’ll also get in to printing techniques like a la poupee, relief rolling, line colouring and multiple plate printing.

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.

Multi-colour Linocut                                    

w/ Kelly Campbell   – FULL!

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
Runs: March 8 – March 31 
(4 weeks, 8 classes)

Cost: $375 + Membership*

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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

In your email please include the best phone number to reach you at and our Education Coordinator will call to arrange payment (this may take a few days).  We will be responding to emails in the order they are received.

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