CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Learn a new technique with us to begin or grow your 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 .
New! Intro to Etching and 15th Century Style Press Printing
Instructor - Alison Frank
2 Day Workshop
September 11th and 18th, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm
Traditional Etching is an intaglio method of printmaking. The artist creates their image onto a metal plate using a variety of techniques and then applies ink. This image is transferred to paper using a press. This course will cover the basics of fundamental etching techniques into copper, to then printing your etchings on traditional 15th century style printing presses.
Intro to Etching will cover:
Brief history and relevance
Copper plate preparation, cutting, bevelling, sanding, removing scratches
Copper plate inking, registration, printing and press use
Hardground Etching Technique
Intro to Softground
$240.00 Supplies included, prices not subject to GST
Class limited to 6 Participants
Adults 18+ Years Old
Alison Frank’s work focuses on the development of a playful and absurd cast of small creatures created through painting, printmaking, and drawing. Alison holds a BFA from the University of Regina and an MFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University. Originally from the South Saskatchewan prairies, she currently lives in Calgary.
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.
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
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.