Milk Carton Plate Printing - December 1st

Milk Carton Plate Printing - December 1st

Interactive Live Online Demo!


Milk Carton Plate Printing

Tuesday December 1st 2020

6:30 - 8:30pm

Over Zoom!



Have you ever considered how much a pasta machine resembles an etching press? It has two metal cylinders to roll out perfectly thin pasta layers. What happens if we feed inked carton and paper through your pasta machine? Explore ways to make great use of the glossy milk carton surface to scratch an image and print it with a pasta machine. We will also experiment how different methods of putting pressure on the image work out with a variety of different inks!

Prepare for some great results and having fun to just mess around and discover how materials respond.



Pasta machine, Rolling pin, Card pieces for inking, Piece of cardboard or old placemat as inking surface; paper kitchen towel for wiping ink, cloth kitchen towel for blotting. Sharpie and pencils for drawing design. Scissors or X-acto knife for cutting the milk carton. Scratching tool with a sharp point such as compass point, X-acto knife, etching needle, small sharp awl, etc. Paper for printing - cut to no wider than your pasta machine can feed. The paper can range from high grade printing paper such as BFK Rives or Maidstone, to just thick sketchbook or hobby paper, or thin Japanese papers. Advised printing inks are water-based AKUA or Caligo. Oil based inks may work but are messy in the kitchen. We can experiment what happens with watercolours or Speedball blockprint inks.


*NOTE: Having these materials in advance is not required for taking this demo; this is a reference list for using these methods in the future. However, you are more than welcome to follow along with Eveline using these materials as she instructs! 



Eveline Kolijn is a printmaker and installation artist living and working in Calgary. Growing up in the Caribbean, she has experienced both the beauty and demise of coral reefs. Eveline received an MA in cultural anthropology from the Leiden University in the Netherlands in 1986 and a BFA from the Alberta College of Art+ Design in 2008 including the Governor General’s Award for academic achievement. She has participated in national and international exhibitions and residencies, public art projects and community engagement. She has been published in various scientific publications. She is an instructor at the Alberta University of the Arts School of Continuing Education. In 2018, she joined the Energy Futures Lab as a Fellow and in 2019, she received the AUArts Alumni Legacy award.


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

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Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers

Alberta Printmakers

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