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Winter Education Session at Open Studio
Registration Now Open!

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Open Studio’s screenprinting area. Photo by Kate Tarini.

Open Studio—Canada’s leading printmaking centre— offers courses 3 times a year beginning in October, February and May. Our courses provide a unique opportunity to work with professional printmaking artists, and are specifically designed for adults with no previous experience. Limited class sizes allow for individual needs and development.

8-WEEK COURSES

Etching - $380 incl. materials
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
February 7 – March 28
Instructor: Flora Shum
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Participants will work with metal plates and acid to create a range of images, textures and lines. The aquatint etching process, which produces a range of flat tones, will also be explored.

Lithography - $380 incl. materials
Monday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
February 6 – April 3 (No class February 20)
Instructor: TBA
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Participants will learn to draw and paint onto the surface of a finely ground limestone, which is then chemically processed before printing.

Screenprinting - $380 incl. materials
Monday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
February 6 – April 3 (No class February 20)
Instructor: Sonya Filman
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Screenprinting - $380 incl. materials
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
February 7 – March 28
Instructor: Meggan Winsley
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Participants will use direct stencil methods to transfer ink onto paper. This course is suitable for photo-based, hand drawn or computer manipulated imagery.


4-WEEK COURSES

CMYK Screenprinting - $230 incl. materials
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
April 4 – April 25
Instructor: Meggan Winsley
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Participants will use four-colour process printing to convert photographic images into full-colour screenprints.

Advanced Etching - $310 incl. materials*
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
April 4 – April 25
Instructor: Flora Shum
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Designed as an extension of the 8-week etching course, this course will allow participants to further explore varied techniques for developing texture in etching and refining the printing process.

*Participants must have previously completed an Open Studio 8-week etching course, Open Session in etching or be pre-approved by the Technical Director.


WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Linocut Relief Printing– $210 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
February 11 – February 12
Instructor: TBA
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Participants will explore different linoleum block cutting, inking and printing techniques using oil-based inks to create images of two or more colours.

Advanced Collagraph Printing – $210 incl. materials*
Saturdays, 10:00am – 3:00pm
March 4 & March 11 (Split dates for drying time)
Instructor: Loree Ovens
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Designed as an extension of the weekend collagraph course, this course will allow participants to further experiment with different collagraph plate making techniques.

*Participants must have previously completed an Open Studio collagraph course or be pre-approved by the Technical Director.

Photo Etching - $330 incl. materials
Sundays, 10:00am – 4:00pm
March 5 & March 12 (Split dates)
Instructor: Anna Gaby-Trotz
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Participants will use photopolymer film to transform photographs, digital imagery or drawings into etchings.

Letterpress Printing – $210 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
March 25 – March 26
Instructor: TBA
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Participants will use a Vandercook press to explore letterpress block printing using linocuts, hand set type, dingbats and pre-exposed photopolymer plates.

Photo Lithography - $290 incl. materials
Monday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
April 1 – April 2
Instructor: TBA
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Participants will use photopolymer film to transform photographs, digital imagery or drawings into etchings.


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Open Studio’s etching and relief area. Photo by Kate Tarini.

OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Open Sessions - $135 per session, materials not incl.
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (4 weeks)
Session 1: January 18 – February 8
Session 2: February 15 – March 8
Session 3: March 15 – April 5

The Open Session program allows participants who have printmaking experience to work independently with minimal supervision. The program is especially useful to students who want to transition from classes to renting at Open Studio. Open Studio’s Technical Director must approve registration. Please contact Open Studio for more details.

Private Instruction - $50/hr (minimum 4hr session), materials not incl.
Customized sessions are arranged by our Technical Director to provide individuals with specialized instruction outside of our standard classes. A minimum deposit of $100 is required. Please call Open Studio for more information.

Studio Tours and Demos
Open Studio offers a range of tours and demonstrations for post-secondary students, adult groups and corporate groups. Tours and demos are great opportunities for team building, social groups and extended learning. Tours are offered Tuesday to Friday, during the hours of 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a minimum of two-week advance booking. Please call 416-504-8238 for more information.

All courses and workshops take place at: Open Studio, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104, Toronto, Ontario.

Please forward inquiries to office@openstudio.on.ca.


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Open Studio
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104
Toronto ON  M5V 3A8
416-504-8238
office@openstudio.ca
www.openstudio.ca
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Open Studio acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country; the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario; the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council; and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Open Studio also acknowledges the generous support of its members and numerous foundations, corporations and individuals.