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Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Place: SIMS – 120 Rainbow Rd.-  the road that goes up between SS Elementary School & Mahon Hall

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Price: $50 members, $55 non members

Materials Cost: $25 (in addition to price of workshop)

Drypoint is an expressive technique of incising a drawing onto a metal or Plexi plate using a sharp point. This intaglio technique is direct and immediate, requiring no chemical etching. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced printmaker you will learn tips and tricks for inking, paper handling and editioning.

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Materials we will provide:                                  

  • Lexan plates - 6” x 8”                                       

  • Printing paper – 10” x 12”                             

  • Akua inks and applicators                              

  • Gloves                                                              

  • Brayers                          

  • Palette knives                                                 

  • Tape

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Etching or drypoint needles/Carving tools

  • There may be copper plates for sale as well. TBD

Materials you will need to bring:

  • An image to work from with good contrast of light and dark areas

  • Drawing tools

  • Tarlatan (wiping cloth) if you have some

  • Any favourite etching/drypoint carving tools you may have

  • Lunch and water for drinking. SIMS has no potable water

  • Newsprint or waxed paper to take home your prints      

Katie took her first etching class at the Edinburgh Printmakers workshop at age 15, and was hooked. She completed a BFA in Fine Art Printmaking from DJCA in Scotland before moving to Canada. She apprenticed at New Leaf Editions in Vancouver to become a Master Printer, and has printed for many renowned Canadian artists. Katie has also worked as a Printmaking technician and has taught various print classes in Vancouver and Victoria. Her favourite thing about printmaking is the journey from an idea to the finished print and the surprises along the way.



Date: Friday, Oct14, 2022

Place: SIMS

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Price: $50 members, $55 non members

Materials Cost: $25 (in addition to price of workshop)

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Rolando will show us how to create a two colour silk screen print using screen drawing fluid and screen filler.  No experience is needed and all the silk screen equipment is provided.  If you have not tried silk screen printing this is a great opportunity to experience the magic.

Materials provided to you:

  • screen and compatible squeegee

  • drawing fluid, screen filter

  • hair dryers (we have 2)

  • screen filler cleaner

  • sponges

  • peper to print on

You will need to bring:

  • your own image to translate into print

  • brushes, various sizes (1" to 3") flats and rounds

  • hair dryer if you have one

  • water container for cleaning brushes

  • rags

  • lunch and drinking water

Carborundum Workshop     June 11, 2022

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Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Place: All Saints by the Sea, 110 Park Drive, SSI

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Price: $50 members, $55 non members

Materials Cost: $20 (in addition to price of workshop)

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What is carborundum?  A hard chemical compound containing silicon and carbon, it is a semiconductor, but is more widely used as an abrasive for industrial applications. Printmakers in the 1930’s started using it to make collagraph plates by sifting ground-up carborundum over glue. More recently AKUA developed a gel that can be drawn onto plates or put through silk screens to create mezzotint like images.


Join Nora Layard and Johanna Hoskins for a fun day of learning about this versatile material!  You’ll need to bring a few simple supplies (materials list to be sent to registrants), 2 reference images (4"x 6”, simple design, with strong values, photographs or drawings) and we’ll supply paper, plates, screens, ink and carborundum gel.  We’ll experiment with creating 2 prints: a mezzotint like print, and a painterly effect.


No experience is necessary. This workshop is for all levels.

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