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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.


Upcoming Classes:

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It's Back! Fabric Fundamentals Lab

Instructor - Skye Louis

 4 Evening Workshop

November 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2023

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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, as well as a chance to try out interesting inks and materials in an informal space.

Using shared class screens, we will layer imagery to create printed designs on reclaimed fabric. We will coat a screen with photo emulsion and expose it using hand-drawn stencils. We will also explore paper stencils and touch on key technical considerations for printing 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. You are also welcome to bring in a blank 100% cotton t-shirt to print with your design. Please note - digital processes will not be covered in this class.

The instructor 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

$255.00 prices not subject to GST

Register Here!

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.


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New! Reduction Woodcut Basics

Instructor - Matt Dunlop

 3 Evening Workshop

November 14, 21, and 28, 2023

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This intro to the reduction woodcut technique will teach the basics of the process through the creation of a 2 layer reduction woodcut at the Alberta Printmakers studio over 3 evenings.


The reduction process is a great way of introducing colour into your relief printing without the need to carve multiple blocks! You’ll be shown everything from designing your image, to carving the block and finally setting the press and printing.

The instructor will cover: 


  • What should be considered when designing an image for the reduction process

  • How to transfer the image to the block

  • The basics of carving wood

  • The differences between carving wood and lino

  • The printing process

  • How to achieve accurate registration for multiple layers of colour

$215.00 prices not subject to GST

Register Here!

Class limited to 5 Participants

Adults 18+ Years Old


Instructor Bio:

Matt Dunlop is an English artist, educator and printmaker based in Calgary and has a formal arts education from A.U. Bournemouth and the University of the Arts, London.  He works in relief print, primarily woodcut, finding this ancient process to be the most enjoyable and natural way of translating the world around him into imagery. He has taught both online and in-person workshops at Alberta Printmakers.


Instagram: @mattdunlopwoodcut

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New! Intro to Reduction Linocut

Instructor - Samantha Charette

 4 Evening Workshop

January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2024

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This workshop is an introduction to the multi-colour reduction linocut process! Learn to make visually engaging linocut prints using a variety of mark-making carving techniques and by printing a single linocut in multiple colours through reduction.

This 4-evening workshop will cover image development for a 2-layer reduction linocut, image transfer, carving the lino, proofing, creating a registration sheet, prepping your paper, setting up a press, and printing on a press. The learning in the workshop will take place through technical demonstrations and hands-on experience.

The instructor will cover: 


  • Image development for a 2-layer reduction linocut print

  • Image transfer technique using transfer paper

  • Safe carving of the lino

  • Paper preparation

  • Registration creation

  • Proofing and printing on a press

$245.00 prices not subject to GST

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Class limited to 6 Participants

Adults 18+ Years Old


Instructor Bio:

Samantha Charette (she/her) is a visual artist situated in Calgary, located on Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, Canada. Charette received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary. Charette is a visual artist that combines academic research with the production of art, with the goal of contributing to contemporary art discourse on interdisciplinary feminist practices.


Charette’s work has been presented in exhibitions across Canada including at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Western GM Drumheller Art Gallery, Harcourt House, Nickle Galleries, Okotoks Art Gallery, Leighton Art Center, Alberta Printmakers Society, Latitude 53, FAB Gallery, and Museum London. Charette is a member of the Calgary based artist collective, The Fem Assembly, and a visual art instructor at the University of Calgary and Alberta University of the Arts.


Instagram: @s_charette

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New! Intro to Stone Lithography!

Instructor - Jamie-Lee Girodat

 3 Day Workshop

January 14, 21, and 28, 2024

10:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let us demystify stone lithography! A process that is more than 200 years old and uses an image drawn on a limestone to make hundreds of prints! In this process, an image is drawn using greasy materials. You can even use butter! The painterly marks achieved are unmatched to other techniques. Lucky for us, Alberta Printmakers is one of the few places in the province that offers lithography stones and equipment for use! 


This course is suitable for all levels with no prior experience needed. Participants will learn how to prepare, draw, etch, and print a litho stone to make a small edition.

The instructor will cover: 


  • How to prepare a grain, level and prepare a litho stone

  • Drawing techniques for lithography

  • How to etch a litho stone

  • How to prepare paper for registration

  • How to print a lithograph  properly using the press

385.00 prices not subject to GST

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Class limited to 4 Participants

Adults 18+ Years Old


Instructor Bio:

Jamie-Lee Girodat completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the University of Alberta. Her interest in genetic history, health, and ethics informs her practice in print media, drawing, and animation. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has taught at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, and is currently teaching at Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary.

instagram: piddlepress

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It's Back! Intro to Screen Printing

Instructor - Ryan Statz

 3 Day Workshop

February 4, 11, and 18, 2024

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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.

The instructor will cover: 


  • Both analogue and digital methods of creating stencilsCoating a screen with emulsion

  • Burning the screen on the exposure unit

  • Mixing ink

  • Registering multiple layers

  • Pulling prints

  • Cleaning/ reclaiming screens


$365.00 prices not subject to GST

Register Here!

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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It's Back! Chine Collé Secrets

Instructor - Myken McDowell

1 Day Workshop

February 25, 2024

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Take your prints to the next level! This one-day chine-collé workshop would be ideal for those with some prior printmaking experience, who may have old etching plates they would like to revisit, old proofs printed on washi paper, monotypes, or drawings rendered in oil-based inks. In this workshop, students will learn how to chine-collé, a process of printing on Japanese rice paper and bonding to a heavier substrate, both with and without a press. Over the course of a single class, Participants will extend their print knowledge as students will walk through the chine- collé process step-by-step to make unique works of art.

The instructor will cover: 


  • Operating an etching press

  • Paper selection 

  • Mixing and applying rice paste

  • Collage techniques 

  • How to chine-collé at home


$150.00 prices not subject to GST

Register Here!

Class limited to 6 Participants

Adults 18+ Years Old


Instructor Bio:

Myken McDowell is an Edmonton-based visual artist and educator. Rooted in printmaking and full of questions about memory, place, and their influence on one another, her interdisciplinary artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has earned numerous scholarships and awards. She also works as the Printshop and Programs Coordinator at the Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, but when she’s not doing that, she likes to take pictures of empty spaces and collect other people's love letters.


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. 

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. 


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 thei
r own mask and would like to wear one, A/P has disposable masks available (in both child and adult sizes).


(2) Anyone who has had respiratory symptoms in the previous 10 days should wear a mask when indoors with other people.

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.

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