Learning To Print

martha street studio winnipegHow does printmaking work? Last week  I had the pleasure of attending a  workshop at the Martha Street Studio right near my home.
martha street studio winnipegLisa, one of the instructors at Martha Street, also works at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Along with the rest of the guides in the WAG’s schools’ program I got a chance to see first hand how art prints are made and also try my hand at printmaking.

martha street print studioLisa showed us the steps in the screen printing process. She had a portfolio of samples that illustrated all the different ways print making is used to design a whole variety of items. 

artist shows prints at martha street studioLisa showed us some of her own amazing print work,

printing at martha streetand then let us each try our hand at making a print of our own. 

lion printI was pretty pleased with my final product. 

A few days later due to a scheduling change I ended up leading a printmaking workshop at the art gallery on my own for the first time for fifteen junior high students.  Thanks to Lisa’s printmaking workshop and the helpful review of printmaking with fellow guide Erika, I got through my workshop quite easily and the kids made some beautiful prints.

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