Great info for letter press artists.  Do check it out.



Check Out Brian Valli’s Exhibition Kamloops Arts Council.

“Inside And Out”     Brian’s First Solo Exhibition  July 15th – Sept 1   2017.

Brian Valli is a 60 year old man with deep roots in the Kamloops community. He has been painting for many years and has been honing his craft for the last two years with Kelly Perry on Saturday mornings. Brian has been fantastic at blending and mixing his colors. It is always awesome to watch his process in his paintings. He is crazy about the color black and at times we restrict him. Brian expands his painting experience by now choosing from the pile of photographs before him and willing to now take the challenge to see how he can executes it onto his canvas. Art is Brian’s feelings and at times his voice.

Brian is also a proud Blazers fan and season ticket holder.


Kamloops Printmakers Gelatin Plate Workshop

Gelatin Plate Printmaking Workshop                                                                                   

Saturday July 8th 11am to 2pm

Price $60.00   Includes Materials

Kamloops Printmakers Studio

102B 925 MacMaster Way off McGill next to Old Dutch.

This one day workshop introduces the process of making monoprints using home-made gelatin plates. 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. All materials supplied. Once you learn how to make your own gelatin plate you can print at home.

IMG_0007_2.JPGThe 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.

For information and to register please email





Print your own Tote with Kamloops Printmakers

Print Your Own Tote!

Relief Printing with Linda Jules

Saturday May 6, 11am to 4pm

Join printmaker Linda Jules on international Print Day in May to create your own sturdy canvas tote bag. Learn how to transfer and cut an image onto a block printing plate, ink up the plate and print it onto your tote bag. Bring you own image or use an assortment of original images provided at the workshop. All materials and supplies will be provided, and extra supplies will be available for purchase for those who would like to continue their printmaking fun at home. Young workshop participants 8 to 12 years of age are welcome when accompanied by an adult participant (sharp tools involved).

Note: For participants who opt to bring their own images, the designs should feature simple shapes (such as those pictured on the totes above) and must fit on a 4”x 6” plate.

Cost:   $100

Maximum 8 Participants

Kamloops Printmakers Studio, 925 McMaster Way (off McGill)

To register contact

The Kamloops Printmakers Society is pleased to announce a screen printing workshop hosted by Amanda Forrest-Chan MFA who is a visiting artist at the studio.

Intro to Screen Printing with Amanda Forrest-Chan March 2017
Three sessions:
March 24 Fri, 6:30-9:30 PM
March 25 Sat, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
March 31st Fri 6:30-9:30 PM

This hands-on workshop introduces basic screen printing using photo emulsion and water-based inks. You will learn how to prepare screens, expose stencils, mix ink, use a squeegee, and reclaim the screen for the next print. Students will be assisted as they gain proficiency with paper stencils, hand drawn stencils, drawing fluid, and basic photo generated images. Studio and equipment maintenance will be part of the workshop.
Day 1: screen maintenance, coating, exposing and preparing to print, as well as demonstrations on making prints with paper stencils and drawing fluid. Students are invited to bring resource images and ideas for a collaborative screen print.
Day 2: reclaiming screens (removing stencils), and proper storage of materials. Students will make a collaborative print using hand drawn stencils and photo generated images.
Day 3: students will print their own two-colour screen print.
This course provides basic knowledge of screen printing. Students who successfully complete this course may participate in supervised studio sessions.

To register or for information contact:<>

or send a message on our Kamloops Printmakers facebook page.

Maximum 8 registrants.
Cost: $160.00 Supplies are included.

Intuitive Art Workshops Start up again Sept 16th.

         Intuitive Painting Process, Entering the Creative Stream EVERY SATURDAY ART WITH KELLY C. PERRY


Saturday’s 10:30 to 1:30       No Experience Necessary, Everyone Welcome & Refreshments  

Let all your expectations go and see what happens. Piece above was created this way. Step by step, color by color. Totally frees one up and time flies by. Bring your own supplies and photos, I will have some on hand. Cost $10.00 and hour stay up to 1 to 3 hours, your choice. Meet with other artists and learn some new ways of creating. For more information email or phone 250 372 2611 also you could check out my website:  Learn to let go, will have special workshops upon request or from time to time. Will keep you posted.

Kamloops Printmakers Workshop Nov 27th. 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Arnica Artist Run Centre And The Kamloops Printmakers Society

October Revolution Printmaking Open House

At the Kamloops Printmakers Society

102B-925 McMaster Way

Sunday November 27, 2016

1:00-4:00 PM


For information email: Participation is by donation. Drop-in and make a print. See the hundred-year-old Letterpress in operation. Members’ work will be for sale.


Local Earth Pigments Julie Niven’s Blog

This was written by Julie Niven, but thought viewers might enjoy seeing what we are up to.


I have been working on processing and using natural earth pigments with artist Kelly Perry. Earth pigments can be found simply by taking a walk in your local area and having a look around – i…

Source: Local Earth Pigments