Martha Street Studio — News


11 Martha Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

10 - 5 Tuesday to Friday
Noon - 5 Saturdays




Youth Outreach Program Showcase Thursday April 27!

Come celebrate the achievements of the most recent graduates of our Youth Outreach Program at a reception on Thursday April 27, from 5:00 - 7:00.      

After 12 weeks of intensive art making the young artists will mount an exhibition of screen prints, mono prints, etchings and lino prints.  Some of the work will be for sale. Most of the young artists will be in attendance.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome! 

Intro to Etching starts next weekend - only a few spots left! Call now to register!

Introduction to Etching: Aluminum Plates

w/Nora Kobrinsky

Saturdays, 12-4pm

April 22 – June 3 (6 weeks, no class May 20)

$250 (+ MPA membership*)


Etching can result in prints of wonderful subtlety and richness. This course introduces the basic principles of etching. We will use aluminum plates, which etch rapidly in a bath of copper sulfate, table salt and water. You will learn how to prepare your plate for etching, how to etch crisp lines, how to produce areas of tone and how to introduce colour to your print. No prior etching experience required.

Making Our Mark III - Call for Submissions!

*****Martha Street Studio is now accepting applications, deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 6th at 5pm.*****

Making Our Mark III                                 2017/18

An exciting opportunity for artists with disabilities.

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Spring Course Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open!  Our classes fill up quickly - call today to register!

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Remembering Former Winnipeg City Councillor Harvey Smith

Martha Street Studio wouldn't be the same without former Winnipeg City Councillor Harvey Smith. Smith was a proud supporter of the arts. From advocating for the Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. in early days, through print workshops organized at the Daniel MacIntyre School Division through to being the driver in our first ever Steamroller Print Festival (as pictured above). We will miss you Harvey!

New Studio Edition by Simon Hughes

work in progress

John Graham’s Mural 'Northern Lights' (1963, mosaic tile, aluminum and acrylic) at the Winnipeg International Airport (now destroyed)

by Simon Hughes

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New folio of prints by Denis Lessard

h_éros by Denis Lessard

h_éros by Denis Lessard

Folio of three screen printed images in folder, edition of ten

printed by Andrew Lodwick

Image size: 12 x 9 inches on 21 x 15 inch paper



Each print presents a pairing of images in two vibrant colours : historical artworks in printmaking by Crispijn van de Passe and Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, superimposed with figures from vintage and current advertising.

As suggested in the project’s title, the idea is to put forward the homoreoticism in the mythological or advertising hero figure. The project was triggered especially by my discovery of the very sexy works by 16th century Dutch printmaker and painter, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem. As well, h_éros is a continuation of my earlier printmaking projects such as L’Air/Maillol and La cuisine, which I have developed in the 1990s (printed by Peter Braune at New Leaf Editions in Vancouver) and Tendresses in the early 2000s (printed by Francine Turcotte at Atelier Presse Papier in Trois-Rivières).