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Printmaking Christmas Cards


Saturday, November 30    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Emma Wales

All skill levels    Recommended for Beginners

Design and hand print your own Christmas cards or prints in this holiday-themed class! Emma will walk you through the process from start to finish, with no assumption of existing skill or knowledge. We will begin with a drawing/design workshop to create a fully developed plan, transfer your image to a lino block, and use gouges to carve out the image beforehand printing (printmaking without the use of a press) ten prints using one colour.

All materials needed to design and print ten cards are included in the supply fee.

The last hour of class will be open studio time. You are welcome to bring or purchase additional cards and paper, and continue to use the ink and printmaking tools provided, to pull as many prints as you would like during this time.

About the Instructor:  Emma is the founder and lead educator of ArtVentures; she holds a Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours in English and the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture from the University of Alberta, and is passionately curious. Her love of art has taken her all over the world, culminating in a one-year residency in Paris, where she spent her days in museums and her nights eating French pastries. Before founding ArtVentures, Emma’s years of experience at the Art Gallery of Alberta provided her with countless opportunities to work with thousands of students in both gallery and studio settings.

Supplies: Participants receive a 20% discount on art supplies purchased at The Paint Spot on class days.

Your Supply Fee covers all supplies, but you are welcome to bring:

  • Additional cards & envelopes, if desired (5 x 7)
  • Additional paper, if desired (cut to 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 according to your preference)
  • Additional water based ink, if desired (please note that depending on the number of participants, there may not be enough brayers to accommodate personal ink selection. In this case, participant will need their own brayer as well. Water based ink ONLY for this class.)

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