A/P’s Annual Print It Yourself Festival!

2019

Alberta Printmakers is excited to present Print it Yourself for its 9th annual year, as part of Alberta Culture Days 2019!

Alberta Culture Days runs September 27-29, and is the province's largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit. To learn more, visit www.AlbertaCultureDays.ca

Come celebrate printmaking and Alberta's arts and culture with us! 

For more details, or to VOLUNTEER FOR THESE EVENTS, contact our executive director at director@albertaprintmakers.com or 403-287-1056.

A/P invites you to our 9th annual Print it Yourself Festival!

Come drop in and learn about printmaking from local printmaking experts. 

Then, Print It Yourself! and take your very own hand-printed artwork and swag home with you. 

You'll learn to print on paper using letterpress and linocut techniques (including child-friendly versions), and you'll take your artwork with you in a hand-printed tote bag that you can screen-print yourself. No experience necessary!

 

This year we are partnering with local businesses around Calgary to bring our community together. You'll will have the choice of printing a tote bag inspired by Inglewood's very own Plant. and Recess shops! 

Saturday, September 28th 
11am - 4pm
A/P Gallery and Studio - 4025 4th St. SE, Calgary 


Admission and activities are FREE and all ages are welcome.

A/P thanks our event supporters: 



 

Promotional design by Rachel MacKinnon

2018

A/P is thrilled to be hosting TWO separate events this year as part of Alberta Culture Days!

Culture Days runs September 28 - 30 and is the province's largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit. To learn more, visit www.AlbertaCultureDays.ca

Come celebrate printmaking and Alberta's arts and culture with us! 

For more details, or to VOLUNTEER FOR THESE EVENTS, contact our executive director at director@albertaprintmakers.com or 403-287-1056.

A/P invites you to our 8th annual Print it Yourself Festival!

Come drop in and learn about printmaking from local printmaking experts. 

Then, Print It Yourself! and take your very own hand-printed artwork and swag home with you. 

You'll learn to print on paper using letterpress and linocut techniques (including child-friendly versions), and you'll take your artwork with you in a hand-printed tote bag that you can screen-print yourself. No experience necessary.

Saturday, September 29 
11am - 4pm
A/P Gallery and Studio - 4025 4th St. SE, Calgary 


Admission and activities are FREE and all ages are welcome.

A/P thanks our event supporters: 



 

Promotional design by Shelby Wolfe-Goulet

A/P invites you to our What a RELIEF Steamroller Printmaking Event!

We have teamed up with six local small batch breweries to have local printmakers roll up their sleeves and hand carve original brewery-inspired designs into GIANT woodblocks!

We welcome all ages to come learn about printmaking while watching the artists print these monumental masterpieces with a STEAMROLLER!!

Sunday, September 30th
11am - 7pm
Outside Prairie Dog Brewing - 105D 58th Ave., Calgary


No experience is necessary and all are welcome.  Admission is FREE.


A/P thanks our event supporters: 

Promotional design by Alison Frank

2017

Alberta Printmakers is bringing back the Print it Yourself Festival 2017 with an additional public event at the City of Calgary Block Party!

 

Alberta Printmakers would like to invite everyone to its annual PIY festival! A/P will be giving linocut demonstrations at the Culture Days Block Party. The public is encouraged to get involved and see the process behind a final print. A/P’s Studio and Gallery will be opening their doors to the public for the PIY event. Come drop-in and get involved in our various Print It Yourself stations. There will be a linocut station, child-friendly station, silkscreen t-shirt station and our newly arrived letterpress station at the PIY event.

 

No experience is necessary for either day and we encourage participation from all members of the public.

 
Learn from professional printmaking instructors and become aware and engaged in the processes of printmaking, whether you choose to participate or observe! Come together and help strengthen Alberta’s sense of community and awareness of the art culture around! 

Details of Our Event

Friday September 29th, 11am-7pm,

The City of Calgary’s Kick Off Party at CSPACE

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Saturday September 30th, 11am-4pm,

Alberta Printmakers Studio & Gallery,

4025 4th Street SE, Calgary AB

On September 30th and October 1st, Alberta Printmakers is bringing back the Print it Yourself Festival with an additional public event at the City of Calgary Block Party!

 

Alberta Printmakers is very excited to host its 6th year of Print It Yourself, coming together with the community and inspiring greater participation and engagement in arts and culture. Last year we had close to 200 participants come to learn various techniques of printmaking, and to connect with local artists in order to develop a better understanding of the arts in Calgary.

 

This year, Alberta Printmakers presents their 6th annual Print it Yourself Festival, including a free day of printmaking workshops as well as an additional demonstration day at the City of Calgary's Block Party. With last year’s Print It Yourself event and Alberta Culture Days block party being such a success, we have chosen to continue to participate in these events to welcome the public to become more aware and involved in the printmaking process.

 

2016

Details of Our Event

Friday September 30th, 11am-2pm, The City of Calgary’s Block Party at Olympic Plaza

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Saturday October 1st, 11am-4pm, at Alberta Printmakers Studio & Gallery, 4025 4th Street SE, Calgary AB

During the Alberta Culture Days weekend, we will open our studio doors and invite the public to participate in various printmaking activities, taught by professional printmakers and artists. Participants of the Print It Yourself Festival will be walked through the printmaking process, both technical and creative, and consequently the public will learn what goes into making a finished print so they may engage in the process themselves in the future.

 

 

We will also welcome the public to watch the public linocut demonstration and printing with our mini press during the City of Calgary's Alberta Culture Days Block Party. Through this, the public will become educated and engaged in the printmaking process.

2015

The Print It Yourself Festival was a blast!

 

In 2015, Alberta Printmakers presented our annual PIY Festival, including a free day of printmaking workshops hosted by various volunteers with professional experience in printmaking. With last year’s Print It Yourself event and Alberta Culture Days block party being such a success, we just had to do it all over again!  We also presented PRINT IT LARGE, Calgary's first EVER steamroller printing event!

A/P invited members of the public to participate in various printmaking activities, taught by professional printmakers.

 

Participants of the Print It Yourself Festival were walked through the printmaking process, both technical and creative, and consequently they learned much of what goes into making a finished print!

 

We hope everyone had fun! 

 

Event Details:

September 26th

11AM-5PM

At Alberta Printmakers Studio and Gallery - 4025 4th Street SE, Calgary

Alberta Printmakers is excited to say that we organized the first EVER Steamroller Print Project event in Calgary, held on Friday, September 25th, 2015 on Stephen Avenue. 

This event, which ran from 3pm until 8:30pm, got students, artists and the community to come together in a cooperative and collaborative event to celebrate culture. Large scale (4'x8') woodblocks were carved during the month leading up to the event using both traditional hand tools as well as electric carvers, saws and routers. These woodblocks were then printed using a construction steamroller on the day of “Print It Large!” as part of Alberta Printmakers annual Print It Yourself Festival and Alberta Culture Days.

 

Artists who participated in making work for the event included Eveline Koljin, Scott Baird and Ashley Slemming, Alison Frank, and a collaborative group of three artists called Ink Smashed Artists.

 

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Alberta Printmakers

4025 4th St SE Calgary, AB

 

Hours: Wed-Sat 11am to 4pm