Greetings from the Kamloops Printmakers.
The weather is warming up and the yard is calling. Take a break and join us at the studio for some fun-filled and educational workshops.
We are excited to send you information about the workshops that we are offering this spring and summer.
If you have questions or want to stop by for a visit please send an email to email@example.com
The workshops are filling up quickly so please register early.
If there is a specific area of printmaking that you are interested in, get some folks together as a class and let us know. We will try to match your desire with an instructor.
Kamloops Printmakers Society
102B-925 McMaster Way
Kamloops BC V2C 6K2
The Kamloops Printmakers Society is a non-profit organization that provides studio facilities for artists working in print-based media. The studio is equipped through the generous contributions of society members and friends of the society. We provide for a wide range of print-based art practice, including screen printing, intaglio, and relief processes. We now have a Letterpress and our members are working in monoprints and innovative technologies such as alumi-num foil lithography (Kitchen Litho) and Mokulito (lithography on wood panels).
The Kamloops Printmakers are busily preparing for spring and summer. We are printing t-shirts for the Peace, Social Justice, and Environment Days’ events on June 23rd. Thanks to our volunteers, Danelle and Nicholas, for their work. Look for the re-purposed shirts at the Saturday Farmers’ Market, in the weeks before the event at the Country Gardens Greenhouse stall.
Intaglio Workshop Marnie Blair
June 1,2,3 Fri. 6:30-8:00PM Sat. Sun. 10:00AM-4:00PM. Non-Members $198.00 Members $130.00
This workshop is for absolute beginners, and for those who wish to refresh skills and familiarize themselves with the Printmakers Society studio.
Intaglio is an Italian term (in tall io) for making marks using a surface that is incised (lower than surrounding areas). The incised areas hold ink while the surface is wiped clean thus creating an image when paper under pressure is applied to the plate. Several identical impressions (an edition) can be made with the plate. Rembrandt was one of the first printmakers to use this process.
Participants will make their own image on a copper plate and will print it on our large etching press. The image will be drawn through a resist and then etched to create incised lines, shapes, and patterns. Materials for one print are provided. Additional paper and copper plates are available for purchase.
Fear of drawing is no excuse. There are strategies to get around self-perceived lack of skill.
Friday evening, 6:30-8:00PM, we assemble for an information/demo and fun session and on Saturday we get to work.
Folded Book Workshop Maureen Light
Sat. and Sun., June 23 and 24th 10:00AM-4:00PM Non-members $75.00 Members $60.00 Learn how to make a simple but elegant folded book with decorated covers. This book makes a great keep-sake book for photographs or prints. An assortment of decorated papers will be included for students to choose from. Many contemporary printmakers use folded books as a vehicle to display their prints; first printing an image and then folding it into a book. Three variations of folded books will be covered in the course.
Introduction to Relief: Lino Elizbeth Sigalet and Susan Miller Sat.-Sun., July 14-15 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a lunch) Non-members $90.00 Members $70.00
Whether you are an established printmaker or a beginner, lino cuts are a great way to experiment with relief printing. In a social weekend we will go through the basics of cutting, inking, and printing. We will use the large printing press, and will also demonstrate techniques to print plates at home without a press.
Participants will learn how to transfer an image onto a plate, how to manage the cutting tools, and carve using a bench hook, and most importantly to print their plate. There will be an opportunity to exchange prints with other participants. This is a fun way to start your collection of hand-pulled original prints. Supplies included: lino plate, ink, some paper. Lino tools and additional paper will be available for purchase at cost. Limited to 8 participants.
Gelatin Plate Kelly Perry Saturday July 21st 10:00AM-1:00PM Non-members $45.00 Members $30.00
The process is straightforward and versatile, spontaneous and fun. Gelatin Plates are equally well suited for professional printmakers, home enthusiasts, professional artists, and young children. No press is required. The basic materials are inexpensive, non-toxic, and clean up with water.
This workshop introduces the process of making monoprints using home-made gelatin plates and acrylic paint. You will learn how to make your own plate, and how to use it. This is an ideal workshop for those interested in making books, cards, wrapping paper, or one-of-a-kind prints. Some materials supplied. You may bring a variety of papers to print on. Some paper available for purchase. Once you learn how to make your own gelatin plate you can print at home. If you have arylic paint bring it along. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org
****The number of students in courses is limited so register early email@example.com****
Conditions of membership are outlined on the website. Contact the society via email if you have questions.