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Winter/Spring Workshops

Opens at 9 am, Friday, January 5th

Mentored Tuesdays – Join us!

Please check the calendar for studio availability.

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Studio Time

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm

Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Sunday - 9:30am - 4:30pm (NEW)

The Salt Spring Island Printmakers Society respectively acknowledges that the land on which we learn and have settled on is the unceded, traditional territory of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples including the Quw'utsun and Tsawout First Nations. 

Who we are

WHO WE ARE

We are a group of inspired, enthusiastic printmakers who founded the Salt Spring Island Printmakers Society in 2021. What we do:
Promote the art of printmaking on Salt Spring Island and beyond​. Provide opportunities for printmakers of all levels to learn, practice, create, and exhibit prints​. Encourage learning through workshops, mentoring, and shared resources for all ages.Share our enthusiasm and knowledge with communities at large, through exhibits, public events, and workshops

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Studio Time
Abstract Painting

STUDIO ACCESS

Our printmaking studio at the Salt Spring Multi Space (SIMS) is open for MEMBERS only to use. If you haven't yet joined, become a Member. Before the first time you use the studio, you must be oriented to it. Orientations are held on 'Mentored Studio Days' which are every Tuesday 10am - 3pm.

 

Cost Breakdown:

Membership - $30

EARLY BIRD Annual Studio Access - $260

(Limited time August 15th - September 15th)

Annual Studio Access - $275

Pay in 2 Instalments Annual Studio Access - $275

First Instalment - $138 / Second Instalment - $137 (February 1st, 2024)

Single Day Studio Access - $20

Annual Studio Access
& Membership

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If you would like to pay by e-transfer or cheque, please send the payment

to ssiprintmakers@gmail.com and fill out this form.

  • EARLY BIRD

    Annual Studio Access + Membership

    290$
    Discount offered From August 15th - September 15th
     
    • Early Bird Annual Studio Access $260 - Savings of $15
    • Includes $30 Membership
    • Instalment payments not available for early bird pricing
    • A cupboard space and a paper shelf
    • Bridging sessions with mentors towards working independently
    • Opportunities to work with youth and the community
    • Access to the studio
    • Studio days that include mentoring and demos at no charge
  • Pay in 2 Instalments + Membership P.2

    137$
    Studio Access (Part 2)
    Valid for 6 months
    • Access to the studio
    • Studio days that include mentoring and demos at no charge
    • Opportunities to work with youth and the community
    • Bridging sessions with mentors towards working independently
    • A cupboard space and a paper shelf

single day Studio Access
& Membership

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  • Single Day Studio Access + Membership

    50$
    If this is your first time, this plan is for you!
     
    • Single Day Rate - $20
    • Includes Membership - $30
    • Donations and fees for materials applicable
    • Members can take part in regular studio events
    • Members can use the studio
  • Single Day Studio Access

    20$
    If you have a Membership this plan is for you!
     
    • Access to studio
    • Donations and fees for materials applicable
    • Members can take part in regular studio events

If you would like to pay by e-transfer or cheque, please send the payment

to ssiprintmakers@gmail.com and fill out this form.

Become a member

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Printmakers offers you learning, inspiration, support, critiques, and fellowship. The low membership fee of $30/year opens the door to signing up for workshops and printmaking studio days at a lower cost than non-members. Being a member allows you to register for open studio time. Click on the 'Studio Access' tab to see fee options for studio time, particularly the full access option.

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To cover our costs, we do charge fees for many activities and open studio time but we keep them as low as possible. Workshops and studio days are presented regularly throughout the year. 

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If you would like to pay by e-transfer or cheque, please send the payment

to ssiprintmakers@gmail.com and fill out this form.

  • Membership

    30$
    September 1st, 2023 - August 31st, 2024
    Valid for 12 months
    • Regular updates about upcoming events and shows
    • Orientation to the studio and use of the studio
    • Opportunities to take workshops
    • Access to the SSIPS library, with borrowing privileges
    • Opportunities to show works in SSIPS exhibitions
    • Discounts at local art supply stores and framing services

Please read through our Policy Agreement

Workshop

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITY DAYS

Discover the exciting possibilities of printmaking by attending one of our workshops taught by accomplished printmakers. We hold printmaking workshops throughout the year. Both beginner and advanced printmakers will find workshops that accommodate and challenge their skills.  

If you would like to pay by e-transfer or cheque please contact  ssip.workshops@gmail.com to register.

  • Reduction Wood Cut Printmaking with Richard Tetrault
    Reduction Wood Cut Printmaking with Richard Tetrault
    Sat, Feb 24
    Capital
    Feb 24, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Feb 25, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
    Capital, Salt Spring Island, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    Feb 24, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Feb 25, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
    Capital, Salt Spring Island, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    Richard Tetrault, master wood cut printmaker, is returning to Salt Spring for a two-day weekend workshop.
  • Another Take On Gelli Plate Printing with Francesca Reside
    Another Take On Gelli Plate Printing with Francesca Reside
    Sat, Mar 16
    Capital
    Mar 16, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Capital, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    Mar 16, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Capital, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    In this workshop, Francesca will teach a variety of elements associated with gel plate printmaking including masks and stencils, creating textures, layering, colour blending and composition.
  • ACTIVITY DAY: Frame it up!
    ACTIVITY DAY: Frame it up!
    Tue, Mar 26
    Capital
    Mar 26, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Capital, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    Mar 26, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Capital, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
  • Monoprinting Workshop with Susan Underwood
    Monoprinting Workshop with Susan Underwood
    Sat, Apr 13
    Capital
    Apr 13, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Capital, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    Apr 13, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Capital, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    Monoprints are often described as the most painterly of printmaking techniques. In this workshop we will explore additive and subtractive methods using different drawing tools such as brayers and wipes.
  • Lino Reduction Relief Process with Anne Jones
    Lino Reduction Relief Process with Anne Jones
    Tue, Jun 04
    Capital
    Jun 04, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jun 05, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Capital, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    Jun 04, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jun 05, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
    Capital, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    Join Nanaimo based printmaker Anne Jones for this two-day workshop to learn about multicolour printing that requires only one block suitable for cutting or gouging, in this case linoleum.
  • Solar Plate Etching with Alison Bigg
    Solar Plate Etching with Alison Bigg
    Fri, Jul 05
    Capital
    Jul 05, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Capital, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    Jul 05, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Capital, 124 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5, Canada
    Back by popular demand! Last July Alison Bigg led us through the process for making prints from solar plates.
Studio days

MENTORED
STUDIO TUESDAYS

We offer mentored studio days every Tuesday when printers can bring their own supplies and work on their projects with a mentor being present. We have a small and medium sized printing presses. Some other equipment is available. The cost is $20/day which can be paid by eTransfer or cheque. The first visit is at no cost and you don't have to be a member! We limit the numbers to 10 people so sign up soon!If you need an orientation for 'open studio time', come to a studio day. Bring your own water bottle as the water in the studio is not potable.

Mentored Studio Days Schedule:

Every Tuesday: 10am - 3pm

Current Shows

UPCOMING
SHOWS

Deck the Walls: Nature Prints
SSI Library: Dec 1-30th.

Celebration and Sale Dec 9th, 10am-2pm.

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Contact Us
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CONTACT US

If you do not want to join as a member but want to receive our newsletter, notices of shows or any other notable events, join our Mailing List. 

Mailing Address:

155 South Ridge Drive

Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

V8K 1Y9

Our Sponsors & Friends

OUR
SPONSORS
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These businesses offer discounts to our members:
 
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We have a Save-A-Tape box at Country Grocer. Put your grocery receipts in our box #142 and we get 1% of total sales of receipts collected
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These businesses don't offer member discounts but
you may be interested in checking them out:
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Here are printmaking organizations that are inspiring. 
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