Stay Sharp - Carving Tool Maintenance - July 22nd

Interactive Live Online Demo!


Stay Sharp – Carving Tool Maintenance for Relief Printers

Wednesday July 22nd

6:30 - 8:30pm

Over Zoom!


Registration Cost: $10
A/P Members get 20% off  /  CJSW Friends Card Holder: 10% off


Or, access the CARING THROUGH PRINTMAKING purchase price of $0 (details below)



Join Michelle Wiebe as she guides you through the science and practice of maintaining razor sharp edges on your gouges. Having a properly maintained set of tools will result in greater carving accuracy, longer lasting blades, reduced physical fatigue as well as less chance of injury. Using a basic set up of easily made or purchased tools she will show you how to hone, sharpen and repair dings on your U gouges, V gouges and Chisels. All items demonstrated can either be inexpensively purchased locally or else up-cycled from easily sourced scraps.

This is an excellent resource or refresher for anyone who is intimidated by the world of sharpening, those who have inherited some long neglected tools as well as artists who are considering upgrading from their current student set of blades. This demonstration is interactive so there will be plenty of time during and afterwards to ask specific questions. Participants are encouraged to have their current set of
tools and questions handy during the course of the demonstration for personalized guidance.



​Michelle Wiebe is a Cochrane, Alberta based artist focused primarily on painting, printmaking and letterpress. Her work is characterized by simple subject matter rendered with bold colour and line work. Michelle is also a passionate instructor with a deep love for teaching, she makes it her goal that students leave her class with quality work and the confidence to continue building their new skills. She can also be found doing collaborations, demonstrations and commission pieces. She is a member of Alberta Printmakers and the Leighton Artist Centre.
Facebook: Michelle Wiebe Art
Twitter: Michelle_Wiebe
Instagram: mw.artco



We recognize that folks in Calgary and around the world are currently facing very important and impactful global issues. 


Now, more than ever, we need ways to make & celebrate art (as professional development, relief, escape, self-care, and as a way to self-express, etc).  At the same time, many of us may be financially strained or needing to focus financial resources elsewhere at the moment.


In the spirit of care through printmaking, if you'd like, you can register for this demo FREE OF CHARGE - NO QUESTIONS ASKED. 


To access this rate, simply enter the coupon code: CARETHROUGHPRINT when processing your purchase/registration in the checkout.

  • Cancellation Policy

    If you choose to cancel your registration, A/P requires AT LEAST 48 HOURS NOTICE in writing for full reimbursement. If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the program’s start time, no refund will be issued.

    A/P reserves the right to cancel the demo due to low enrolment within 3 days of the program date.  Should this occur, all registered participants will be notified via email and all paid fees will be reimbursed in full.

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Special Thanks to A/P's Funders and Sponsors:


A/P receives operational funding from Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Calgary Arts Development Authority:

Studio-Based Events & Education Programming is sponsored by Inglewood Art Supplies

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Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers

Alberta Printmakers

4025 4th St SE Calgary, AB


Hours: Wed-Sat 11am to 4pm