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SALT SPRING ISLAND

PRINTMAKERS

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WHAT'S HAPPENING

Call For Entries

Impressions 8 Show 

Download the form to see Guidelines and Submit Form

Upcoming Workshops

Starting again in September, we our offering various workshops to get your creative energy flowing!

Studio Time

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm

Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Studio Closed September 30th

& October 2nd for Truth and Reconciliation Day

Read our latest

Newsletter!

Check us out on Instagram! 

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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
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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

If you would like to pay by e-transfer or cheque, please send the payment to ssiprintmakers@gmail.com and fill out this form.

Purchase Online:

  • 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

    168$
    Annual Studio Access
     
    • Pay in two instalments: $138+$137=$275
    • Next Payment of $137 due February 1st, 2024
    • Includes $30 Membership
    • A cupboard space and a paper shelf
    • Bridging sessions with mentors towards working independently
    • Opportunities to work with youth and the community
    • Studio days that include mentoring and demos at no charge
    • Access to the studio

Single Day Studio Access

  • 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, please send the payment to ssiprintmakers@gmail.com

Please read through our Policy Agreement

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. 

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

Purchase Online:

Please read through our Policy Agreement

Workshop

WORKSHOPS

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.  

Current Workshops - 2023
Lantern Making

Instructor: Deborah Miller

On Tuesday, September 12th you are invited to join Mentor Deborah Miller to make an original paper lantern. Join Deborah for a fun day of making lanterns!


The lantern is made in two parts. First we will print the lantern shade using a gel
plate and acrylic paint. Second we will create the lantern frame out of twigs.

(The finished product can be your entry into the Printmakers show Impressions,

3-D section!)

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Intro to Lino Cut Prints

Instructor: Johanna Hoskins

Johanna Hoskins is teaching a one-day workshop, Intro to Lino Cut Prints, a
lead-in to a spring workshop, Reduction Lino Cut Printmaking.

Cost: $80 members, $90 non-members
September 19, 2023
Cost: $0 members, $20 non-members
September 12, 2023
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Nature Prints SOLD OUT!

Instructor: Suzanne Prendergast

In preparation for “Deck the Walls: Nature Prints” at the Library in December,
Suzanne Prendergast will be the mentor for a day devoted to making prints
from all things natural.

Cost: $10 members, $20 non-members
November 7, 2023
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Dry Point 2

Instructor: Katie Dey

Participants at Katie’s workshop, a year ago, have asked her back for another session to learn more techniques and to enjoy her enthusiasm and talents.  In this one-day workshop, Katie will demonstrate both foundational dry point skills and various methods for incorporating colour.

Cost: $85 members, $95 non-members
November 25, 2023
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Seasonal Cards

Instructor: Deborah Miller 

Deborah Miller will be facilitating an activity day devoted to making seasonal
cards. Each year the SSI Painters Guild and now SSIPS create cards from which
5 are chosen to be printed/sold as a fundraising project for the Copper Kettle.

 

Cost: $5 members, $20 non-members
October 24, 2023
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Collagraph Fridays (Online)

Instructor: Sally Hirst

Sally Hirst is a UK instructor who offers an online collagraph course that is fun and
informative. Join the group of printmakers who meet at the studio on Fridays to
watch her videos and then practice what they have learned. Starting October 2023.

Cost: $120
Fridays
Studio days

MENTORED 
STUDIO DAYS

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:

STARTING AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER

Every Tuesday: 10am - 3pm

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Many thanks to SSI Country Grocer who gave us a significant donation to help us buy a printing press.

Current Shows
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UPCOMING SHOWS

Call For Entries

Impressions 8 Show 

Download the form to see Guidelines and Submit Form

OCTOBER

Salt Spring Gallery

Impressions 8
DECEMBER

Library

Deck the Walls
Contact Us

CONTACT US

155 South Ridge Drive

Salt Spring Island

BC, Canada

V8K 1Y9

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. 

Our Sponsors & Friends

OUR SPONSORS & FRIENDS
 

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These businesses offer discounts to our members:
 
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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