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Fall 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 courses 3 times a year beginning in September, December and April. 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 – $400 incl. materials
Monday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
October 16 – December 4
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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 – $400 incl. materials
Monday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
October 16 – December 4
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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 – $400 incl. materials
Monday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
October 16 – December 4
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Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
October 3 – November 21
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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.


WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Akua Ink Printmaking – $225 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
October 14 – October 15
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Participants will use water soluble Akua inks and experiment with mark-making using rollers, brushes and crayons to create layered painterly prints.

Letterpress Printing – $225 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
October 28 – October 29
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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 – $335 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
November 18 – November 19
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Participants will use light sensitive photo litho plates to transform photographs, digital images and drawings into lithographs.

Linocut Relief Printing – $225 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
November 25 – November 26
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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.

CMYK Screenprinting – $250 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
December 2 – December 3
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Participants will use four-colour process printing to convert photographic images into full-colour screenprints.


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

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP

Monotype Greeting Cards – $80 incl. materials
Tuesday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
November 7
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Just in time for the holiday season! Using Open Studio’s hand-printed artist greeting cards as inspiration, this class is perfect for those who want to create one-of-a-kind greeting cards. Participants will use water-based inks, watercolours and water-soluble crayons to create prints that are transferred from multiple plates onto paper using the etching press.


OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Open Sessions – $140 per session, materials not incl.
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (4 weeks)
Session 1: September 13 – October 4
Session 2: October 11 – November 1
Session 3: November 8 – December 6 (No class November 29)

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.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.