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

Lithography: Printing with Stone
w/ Jonathan S. Green
One Spot Left!

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm.
Runs: November 9 – December 9
(4 weeks, 8 classes)  
no classes November 23 & 25 

Cost: $350 + Membership*

A fire stronger than God, 2021, lithograph by
 Jonathan S. Green
A fire stronger than God, 2021, lithograph by Jonathan S. Green

Do you like to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? To work with a stone that can capture the most beautiful of images.

Invented in 1796, stone lithography is one of the most recent reproductive printing techniques, and still carries strong relevance today. It captures the nuances of the hand in a drawing-based production technique that is accessible to art students at any learning level. The student of this course will learn and acquire the skills to prepare their stones, draw on the stone, process and print the stones in black and white, and then to alter their images.

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.

Introductory Screen Printing
w/ Bramwell Enan
FULL!

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm.
Runs: October 12 – November 4, 2021 (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 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.

Bramwell Enan is a visual artist in Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg who makes work where intuition jaunts through play into form. Enan holds a BFA (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, and their work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States and in private collections internationally.

Mezzotint – You want it darker. 
w/Jonathan S. Green
FULL!

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.

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

or by phone at 204-779-6253

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