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Department head: Annette Wolfstein-Joseph

Included: varsol, acid, alcohol and brasso

Our large etching/collagraph studio has excellent north light from large windows. High ceilings and strong ventilation fans keep the air clean and air-conditioning allows for year-round use. It is equipped with 6 printing presses, aquatint box and a separate acid room with its own powerful ventilation system. Relief rollers of various sizes allow for viscosity printing on plates up to 18” x 24”, as well as for lino or woodcut printing.

Lithography and silkscreen courses are given in a separate well-ventilated studio fully equipped with two litho presses, lithography stones, screens, light exposure table, washout room and drying rack.


NEW: Collagraphy
Ann McCall All levels
Come for a morning of cutting, pasting and layering to prepare your cardboard plate for collagraph printing. Come back the next day and discover the thrill of printing from the plate you have created. Easy, no acid, very direct and you can expect beautiful results.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday
January 17 & 18 (2 sessions, 6 hours)
(YM $59) $69 PRM4701


NEW: Our Words and Images
Talleen Hacikyan All levels
In this class we will explore how writing and image-making compliment and nourish each other. Combining both forms of expression is an excellent way to trigger new ideas.
Students will work on a series of projects that involve writing, drawing, collage and monotype printing. This approach is bound to lead you down a stimulating creative path!
9:00 am -12:00 pm, Thursdays
February 1 –March 22 (8 sessions, 24 hours)
(YM $229) $249 PRM4702

Todd Munro All levels
Silkscreen is an exciting and playful medium. In this class you will learn a variety of techniques including photo emulsion. Silk-screening is simple and direct - you can print on your first day, and then explore all kinds of ways in which you can further develop your ideas and imagery. The possibilities are endless!
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Mondays
January 29 –March 19 (8 sessions, 24 hours)
(YM $229) $249 SLK4701

Lithography demystified
Donna Miro All levels
No, lithography is not as laborious and complicated as you might think! In this class you will have the choice of drawing on traditional stones or creating images on portable, aluminium plates. Join a small group of enthusiastic students to learn this rich and colourful technique.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Thursdays
February 1 – March 22 (8 sessions, 24 hours)
(YM $229) $249 LIT4701


Annette Wolfstein-Joseph All levels
Rembrandt did it; Goya did it; Picasso did it; you can do it, too. Beginner students will learn hard ground, aquatint, and soft ground - in black and white. Advanced students will move on to sugar-lift, crayon and even viscosity, and in colour. Special attention will be paid to those needing to build a portfolio and everyone will learn to edition professional quality etchings.
1:00 - 4:00 pm, Thursdays
February 1 – March 22 (8 sessions, 24 hours)
(YM $229) $249 PRM4703

Etching and engraving

Manon Charbonneau
Hands on etching course, based on the aqua fortis and aquatint techniques. Students will use an etching needle and glazes on copper or zinc plates, using ferric chloride as the mordant. The print will be done through a press, using oil-based inks. Students will be introduced to “chine collé” and digital photoetching with ImagOn.
7:00 - 10:00 pm, Thursdays
February 1 – March 22 (8 sessions, 24 hours)
(YM $229) $249 PRM4704