CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Join us to learn a new technique and grow your creative practice!

We offer hands-on in-studio classes in a variety of print techniques with supplies and tools included. All classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable print-artists.

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Upcoming Classes:

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Sold Out! Fabric Fundamentals Lab

Instructor - Skye Louis

4 Week Weeknight Class

November 8, 15, 22, 29 2022

6:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Experiment with the wonderful world of textile screen printing with this introduction to working with fabric! The emphasis in this class is on understanding basic analog concepts you need to know to successfully print on fabric. We will also have fun with some unusual inks and experimental processes. Participants will leave feeling excited about the possibilities of textile printing, and empowered to get started. Please note - digital processes will not be covered in this class.

Fabric Fundamentals Lab will cover: 

 

  • Understanding your screen, fabric, and squeegee options, so that you can make informed choices

  • Demonstration of photo emulsion coating and exposure

  • What to consider when designing imagery for printing on textiles and specific techniques for pulling prints on fabric

  • A chance to try out some unusual inks and experimental processes

  • Make prints that last! How to finish and care for your textile print.  

  • Q&A time

 

$175.00 Supplies included, prices not subject to GST

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Class limited to 5 Participants

Adults 18+ Years Old

 

Instructor Bio:

Skye is a community-based printmaker and arts educator and frequently collaborates with local organizations. Skye focuses on making complex ideas and skills accessible through hands-on, interactive learning. Skye is a member of CADA’s Artist As Changemaker cohort and Alberta Printmakers. 

Website: skyelouis.com

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Sold Out! Intro to Screen Printing

Instructor - Ryan Statz

3 Day Workshop

November 13, 20, 27 2022

10:00am - 3:00pm

 

Back by popular demand! Screen printing (or silkscreen) is a printmaking technique where layers of ink are pulled through a mesh screen to create a wonderfully detailed image, often with multiple layers of transparent ink interacting with one another. In this comprehensive workshop, students will gain an understanding of the processes involved in creating a screen print on paper within a professional printmaking studio and will leave with the knowledge and experience required to produce work independently.

Intro to Screen Printing will cover: 

 

  • Both analogue and digital methods of creating stencils

  • Coating a screen with emulsion

  • Burning the screen on the exposure unit

  • Mixing ink

  • Registering multiple layers

  • Pulling prints

  • Cleaning/ reclaiming screens

 

$325.00 Supplies included, prices not subject to GST

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Class limited to 4 Participants

Adults 18+ Years Old

 

Instructor Bio:

Originally from Montreal Quebec, Statz completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2000, and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Print Media at Concordia University in 2008. Currently based in Calgary Alberta, Statz’s work has been exhibited across Canada, The United States, and Europe.

 

Instagram: @statzart

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NEW! Non-Traditional Photopolymer

Instructor - Kate Baillies

1 Day Workshop

December 4 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

 

Interested in a fluid and intuitive process that utilizes photopolymer plates in an unconventional way? In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare the Photopolymer plate with relief ink, to then explore some of mark-making possibilities by drawing into and creating textures on the inked surface. The techniques introduced in this workshop are akin to the idea of creating a Monoprint on a photosensitive coating.  The resulting image is then exposed to UV light and developed in water. There are also some post-exposure opportunities to mark-marking, as well! No experience necessary!

Non-Traditional Photopolymer will cover: 

 

  • Preparation and handling for photopolymer plates

  • Use of tools for mark making before exposure

  • Exposing plates with our Polimero Exposure unit and plate development

  • Additional working of photopolymer surface after development

  • Inking and printing your plates

  • Printing on our Studio presses

 

$175.00 Supplies included, prices not subject to GST

Register Here

 

Class limited to 6 Participants

Adults 18+ Years Old

 

Instructor Bio:

Kate has a formal education in Art and Art Education from OCAD and NSCAD universities. She has taught children and adults in workshop, classroom, studio and on-line settings.  Since 2015 she has established her own green printmaking practice through residencies at Zea Mays Printmaking.  Kate is active with the Alberta Printmakers through teaching, committee work, studio projects and studio rental.   

 

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.

 

Instagram: @katebaillies

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Sold Out! CMYK Screen Printing

Instructor - Ryan Statz

4 Day Workshop

January 8, 15, 22, 29 2023

10:00am - 3:00pm

 

Take your Screen printing to the next level with CMYK layers! Using multiple screens, participants will learn to create realistic images by layering four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) on top of each other. Due to the content covered in this comprehensive workshop, students should have a basic understanding of the processes involved in creating a screen print on paper prior to enrolling. This is an excellent next step for building confidence for those who have already taken Intro to Screen Printing at Alberta Printmakers.

Intro to Screen Printing will cover: 

 

  • Prepare imagery for CMYK stencils

  • Review coating a screen with emulsion

  • Review burning the screen on the exposure unit

  • Working with CMYK ink colours

  • Registering multiple layers

  • Pulling prints

  • Cleaning/ reclaiming screens

 

$425.00 Supplies included, prices not subject to GST

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Class limited to 4 Participants

Adults 18+ Years Old

 

Instructor Bio:

Originally from Montreal Quebec, Statz completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2000, and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Print Media at Concordia University in 2008. Currently based in Calgary Alberta, Statz’s work has been exhibited across Canada, The United States, and Europe.

 

Instagram: @statzart

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New! Photoshop Foundation for Printmakers

Instructor - Jasmine Atay

 2 Week Weeknight Class

January 31 and February 7 2023

6:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Layers, bitmapping, channels? When it comes to Photoshop, there are no limits to your creativity. Learn the foundational skills when it comes to setting up your artwork including tips and tricks that will help speed up your process, so you can invest more time into what you love doing, printing. Please note: due to technology requirements Students are encouraged to bring personal laptop with Photoshop installed (we only have 2 Macbooks to loan for onsite use on a first come, first serve basis)

Photoshop Foundation for Printmakers will cover: 

 

  • Key areas of interest in Photoshop’s interface

  • How to set up layers in Photoshop

  • Cropping and resizing your artwork

  • Keyboard shortcuts

  • Bitmapping

 

$65.00 prices not subject to GST

Register Here

 

Class limited to 6 Participants

Adults 18+ Years Old

 

Instructor Bio:

A Calgary-based graphic designer and an emerging multidisciplinary artist. A graphic designer by trade, Jasmine Atay spends her 9-5 working on projects that showcase the best side of Calgary. While her evenings and weekends are dedicated to artistic pursuits.

 

In her art she focuses on capturing optimism, curiosity, and what’s extraordinary in life. Jasmine’s mediums of choice range from ink, acrylic, or watercolor. However, her practice has moved towards digital and traditional forms of printmaking.

 

Website: www.jatay.ca

Instagram: @jasmine.atay.designs

Facebook: @jasmineataydesigns

Behance: jasmine-atay-designs

Add me to the Waitlist!

 

Want us to let you know when a class is almost ready to go live on our website? Ask to be added to the waitlist! 

Individuals on the waitlist will be notified approximately 24 hours before the workshop goes live on our website. Your name will stay on the waitlist for the current fiscal year (Apr - Mar), you will be notified at least once if the type of printmaking you are interested in is listed during that year. Individuals may receive more than one email for similar classes and can let us know anytime if they wish to not receive further waitlist communications. 

Please send your name, preferred email address and any other specifics that will help us know what it is you are looking for!

 Some of the silkscreen classes we offer: Silkscreen on paper, Silkscreen on fabric, Silkscreen Monotype, Silkscreen prep and Transparency printing. 

 Some of the types of relief classes we offer: Linocut, Woodcut, Block Printing on fabric, Photopolymer plate making and Letterpress printing. 

 Some of the types of Intaglio classes we offer: Drypoint, Etching with BIG (Baldwin Intaglio Ground), Photopolymer

 Some of the types of Lithography classes we offer: Stone Lithography, Plate Lithography

Don't see what you are looking for? Check out this page for more ideas or send us some details of what you want to learn! 

Stay up to date with every upcoming workshop, public event and more!

Due to high demand, some classes might not have all spots made available to waitlist participants in order to keep places open for website registration. All waitlist and website spots are first come, first served  - unpaid holds are not permitted. 

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Looking for a refresher or to hone your technique?
A One on One Tutorial might be right for you!

You can arrange to learn at your own pace from a professional artist right in our studio!  We have instructors available to teach lithography, etching/intaglio, relief, and silkscreen processes. Contact us with your query and we will seek to arrange your private lessons, subject to Studio and instructor availability.

 

Please note - one on one tutorials are not as comprehensive as a workshop and not meant to be an alternative to them.   A/P staff may require a few weeks lead time to make arrangements with potential instructors.

Cancellation Policy

If you have registered for an in-studio class or workshop at A/P but are unable to attend, we require that you notify us as soon as possible, and no later than 7 days before the class or workshop to receive a full refund. Registrants who cancel with 6 days or less notice will receive 50% of their registration fee. Once the class or workshop has begun, A/P is unable to issue a refund as we are subject to a minimum enrolment in order to run.

 

If A/P cancels a course due to low enrolment, notice will be given at least 72 hours in advance with a full refund issued. For classes cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, registrants will receive a full refund.

Visitor Update - June 29, 2022:

A/P has updated our visitor guidelines for all in-person visitors.

 

(1) Masking is not required.

Visitors are supported in wearing a mask if they prefer. 
To accommodate anyone who visits without their own mask and would like to wear one, A/P has disposable masks available (in both child and adult sizes).

 

(2) Visitors must not be exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Special Thanks to A/P's Studio-Based Education Programming Sponsor​
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Access to many of the printmaking supplies required for for A/P's in-studio and online educational programming is generously supported by our community sponsor Inglewood Art Supplies.

Inglewood Art Supplies also provides A/P members with 20% off in-store purchases with proof of A/P membership!

Become a member today to receive your A/P Membership Card.