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Sampler Pack of Printmaking Techniques – FULL!

w/Ann Rallison

Mondays, 6-9 pm

May 27 – June 24 (5 weeks)

$175 (+ MPA membership*) 

A little bit of this and a little bit of that – this is the perfect course for people who want to try printmaking and don’t know where to start!  Drypoint, block printing, collagraph and some monoprint techniques will be explored in this fun, hands-on course.  Great for first time printers or those who want a refresher! Please note: Screen printing is not taught in this course.

Born and educated in England, Ann obtained her first degree from the University of Liverpool and subsequent degrees from University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba.  Ann has been an active member of Martha Street Studio for many years as an instructor, studio renter and Board member. She has tried many forms of printmaking and continues to enjoy learning, as well as teaching.


Advanced Screen Printing – Only two spots left!

w/Alison James

Wednesdays, 6-9 pm

May 8 – June 26 (8 weeks)

$300 (+ MPA membership*)

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.

Alison James is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She holds a BFA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in galleries and film festivals. 


Introductory Screen Printing – FULL!

w/Lisa Mendis

Mondays, 6-9 pm

April 15 – June 10 (8 weeks, no class May 20)

$300 (+ MPA membership*)

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.

Lisa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. She is a published illustrator, printmaker, art educator and comic book creator.


Introduction to Etching: Copper Plates – One spot left!!

w/Nora Kobrinsky

Saturdays, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

April 27 – June 8 (6 weeks, no class May 18)

$250 (+ MPA membership*)

Etching can result in prints of wonderful subtlety and richness. This course introduces the basic principles of etching. You will learn how to prepare your plate, how to etch crisp lines, how to produce areas of tone and how to introduce colour to your print. No prior etching experience required.

Nora Kobrinsky is a printmaker and painter. Her first experience of printmaking was a class at Martha Street Studio.  Since then she earned her BFA Honours at University of Manitoba (2008) and has taken several more classes at Martha Street before becoming an instructor.


Digital Darkroom

w/Lisa Stinner-Kun

Saturdays, 10 am -1 pm

April 27 – June 22 (8 weeks, no class May 18)

$300 (+ MPA membership*)

This course explores a variety of Adobe Photoshop techniques that will allow students to improve their existing photographs and produce new images.  Image enhancement techniques for manipulating density, colour balance and sharpness will be covered as well as using masking, layers, alpha channels and basic compositing. A rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop is an asset to taking the class.

Lisa has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography and has exhibited her work locally, nationally and internationally.  She is also an accomplished architectural photographer.


Letterpress – FULL!

w/Sean McLachlan

Wednesdays, 6-9 pm

April 24 – May 15 (4 weeks)

$150 (+ MPA membership*)

Students will learn the basic principles & processes of type sorting & setting. They will gain an understanding for the methods of both proofing, and platen presses. Students are encouraged to gather words, poetry, and short stories to help create posters, cards, and other relief prints using this traditional medium of movable type. 

Sean McLachlan is a Winnipeg based artist who recently completed a series of sculptures on Lily Street in downtown Winnipeg. Sean has worked at Martha Street Studio for 7 years and is using his art to explore the boundary between traditional and digital printmaking technologies, and is co-founder of Letter Peddler Press.


Screen Printing Basics Workshop – FULL!

w/Alison James

Saturday June 1, 2-6 pm & Sunday June 2, 11-6 pm

$175.00 (+ MPA membership*)

This two–day workshop will focus on the basics of screen printing including an orientation to the specific equipment and spaces used at Martha Street.  Great for the beginner or to refresh your skills.

Alison James is a multidisciplinary artist and art educator based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She holds a BFA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in galleries and film festivals. 





* Course registration requires a valid Martha Street Studio membership:

$45 Regular $30 Student / Senior / Lower Income

Course fees include basic materials and equipment.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure a high quality of instruction.

We require payment upon registration. Registration fees will be refunded upon request (less a 20% administration fee) up to the beginning of the second class.

If a course is cancelled due to insufficient registration, a full refund will be issued.

You can use a credit card over the phone, mail us a cheque, or pay in person with cash, credit or debit.

If you have any questions or wish to register by phone with Visa or Master Card, please contact the studio at: 204-779-6253 or by email: education@printmakers.mb.ca



Various chemicals are used in most courses we offer. For information regarding these chemicals please see our website or contact us at 204-779-6253.

February 28, 2019