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Summer Education Session at Open Studio
Registration is now open!

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

Open Studio—Canada’s leading printmaking centre—offers printmaking courses throughout the year. 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. You can view a list of our current course offerings here.


Collagraph – $220 incl. materials
Saturdays, 10:00am – 3:00pm
July 15 and July 22 (split dates for drying time)
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Participants will learn about collagraph plate making—originating from collage—by experimenting with non-traditional materials to create colourful and textured multiples.


CMYK Screenprinting – $240 incl. materials
Monday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
July 10 – July 31 (4 weeks)
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Participants will use four-colour process printing to convert photographic images into colour screenprints.


Letterpress Printing – $105 incl. materials
Wednesday, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
June 21 (1 day)
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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.


Linocut Relief Printing – $105 incl. materials
Wednesday, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
June 14 (1 day)
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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.


Mezzotint – $260 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
June 10 – June 11 (weekend)
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Participants will learn how to properly prepare a copper plate, creating a textured surface that will print as a full black. Mezzotint is a non-acid, intaglio technique that produces rich blacks and soft tonal gradations.


Photo Etching – $330 incl. materials
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
June 6 – June 27 (4 weeks)
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Participants will use photopolymer film to transform photographs, digital images or drawings into etchings.


Screenprinting – $390 incl. materials
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
July 11 – August 29 (8 weeks)
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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.


T-Shirt Screenprinting – $220 incl. some materials*
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
June 17 – June 18 (weekend)
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Participants will learn the basics of screenprinting t-shirts. *Participants will be able to purchase t-shirts prior to the workshop or they can bring their own.


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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 2: June 21 – July 12
Session 3: August 2 – August 23

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 call Open Studio at 416-504-8238 for more information.

Private Instruction – $60/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 at 416-504-8238 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 Open Studio at 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
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.

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