Learn & Discover: Spring Has Sprung! - April 17th

Learn & Discover: Spring Has Sprung! - April 17th

Interactive Live Hands-on / Follow Along Demo!


Discover & Learn: Spring Has Sprung!

April 17th 2021

1 - 2:30pm MST

Over Zoom!


Join Kate in hands-on fun to create cards celebrating Spring!  This live, interactive, on-line demo is all about simple, instant gratification and the wonderful world of printmaking.



Over this one-hour and a half session, Kate will walk you through how to make a simple card design by drawing and pressing “tools” into a styrofoam plate. (The “tools” are everyday objects such as buttons, cookie cutters, paper clips, costume jewelry, screws/bolts...). Using a roller and relief ink we will print our designs! The creative possibilities are endless - making cards with a Spring theme, a Mother’s and/or Father’s Day card...


Suitable ages 4 to adult.* (Younger children can do this with help from an adult or older sibling).


Suggested "tools" to find around your home or the dollar store to create mark-making on your styrofoam plate:

  • cookie cutters
  • buttons
  • fork
  • jewelry
  • screw / bolts
  • paper clips
  • picture hanging tools
  • sea shells
  • Play-doh wheels / rollers


Additional suggested supplies to have prepared:

  • coloured construction paper
  • old piece of glass (edges taped), plexi-glass or a styrofoam meat tray (flat bottom) to roll ink on
  • plastic table cloth
  • relief ink
  • roller (4") (Speedball)
  • styrofoam plate
  • newsprint / newspaper
  • waxed paper
  • sponge / wash cloth



(Kit includes 1 brayer, 1 wooden spoon, 2 speedball acrylic relief inks, 10 sheets of blank styrofoam)



Kate has lots of experience teaching printmaking to all ages, both in Nova Scotia where she got her BFA and Art Education Degree from NSCAD University, as well as in Calgary. 

Kate is also a practicing artist using the A/P Studio to make work, as well as her home studio.  Her artwork can be found in the Alberta Art Foundation, the Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Art Collection, The Calgary Public Library Central Location, and in corporate and private collections.


    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.


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

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