March 2017

The Kamloops Printmakers Society is pleased to announce a screen printing workshop hosted by Amanda Forrest-Chan MFA who is a visiting artist at the studio.

Intro to Screen Printing with Amanda Forrest-Chan  Three sessions:

March 24 Fri, 6:30-9:30 PM

March 25 Sat, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

March 31st Fri 6:30-9:30 PM


This hands-on workshop introduces basic screen printing using photo emulsion and water-based inks. You will learn how to prepare screens, expose stencils, mix ink, use a squeegee, and reclaim the screen for the next print. Students will be assisted as they gain proficiency with paper stencils, hand drawn stencils, drawing fluid, and basic photo generated images. Studio and equipment maintenance will be part of the workshop.

Day 1: screen maintenance, coating, exposing and preparing to print, as well as demonstrations on making prints with paper stencils and drawing fluid. Students are invited to bring resource images and ideas for a collaborative screen print.

Day 2: reclaiming screens (removing stencils), and proper storage of materials. Students will make a collaborative print using hand drawn stencils and photo generated images.

Day 3: students will print their own two-colour screen print.

This course provides basic knowledge of screen printing. Students who successfully complete this course may participate in supervised studio sessions.


To register or for information contact:<>


or send a message on our Kamloops Printmakers facebook page.


Maximum 8 registrants.

Cost: $160.00 Supplies are included.

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Gelatin Plate Printmaking Workshop                                                                                                                                                 

Saturday July 8th 11am to 2pm

Price $60.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Includes Materials                                                                                                                                                   Kamloops Printmakers Studio     102B 925 McMaster Way (Off McGill next to Old Dutch)                                                                                                                                                                                                         IMG_0007_2.JPG


This one day workshop introduces the process of making monoprints using home-made gelatin plates. You will learn how to make your own plate, and how to use it. This is an ideal workshop for those interested in making books, cards, wrapping paper, or one of a kind prints. All materials supplied. Once you learn how to make your own gelatin plate you can print at home.

The process is straightforward and versatile, spontaneous and fun. Gelatin Plates are equally well suited for professional printmakers, home enthusiasts, professional artists, and young children. No press is required. The basic materials are inexpensive, non-toxic, and clean up with water.

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2016 Kamloops Printmakers Calenders

Linda Jules's photo.
 Kamloops Printmakers Release their 2016 Art Calendar

Perfect for your home or as seasonal gifts for art lovers and collectors, this 2016 limited edition calendar contains 13 original hand-pulled screen prints created by members of the Kamloops Printmakers. Printed on archival, 250 weight cotton paper, the 7.5″x 11″ pages are clipped together for hanging and can be easily separated for framing. The price of the calendars is $100 and includes an annual Friends KPMS membership. To buy a calendar, contact Linda Jules on Facebook or email me at

Impressions of the Elements

Earthwindfire3 (1)_largeBy Mike Youds. This article is reposted from

Three classical elements, seven artists and a variety of print-based media come together in a newly opened show and sale at the Old Courthouse.
Earth, Wind and Fire is a collective exhibition by members of the Kamloops Printmakers Society, a studio-based group of TRU alumni and instructors. The show runs until Aug. 29 in the Kamloops Arts Council’s main gallery.
Inspired by print-based methods learned in the university’s fine arts program, the printmakers formed a society in 2007 and established a studio on McMaster Way not far from the campus. Printmaking requires a lot of space to accommodate an array of equipment, making a co-operative approach more practical and the art practice more accessible.
A medium with ancient roots, printmaking has undergone something of a renaissance and the studio reinforces that dynamic of Old World artistic collaboration, offering mutual enrichment through workshops. The society remains the only printmaking co-operative in the Interior.
“Our membership goes up and down, year by year,” said Linda Jules, who includes part of her printed paper basket series in the show. “This show is probably larger than any show we’ve had together.”
“Co-operatives exist in bigger cities, so it’s important that we have one here in Kamloops,” said Melaina Todd, gallery co-ordinator with KAC. “We want to do more workshops to keep print culture alive in the Interior.”
Earth, Wind and Fire encompasses printmaking techniques including etching, screen printing and collagraphs.

Hailing from Nelson, Todd exhibits a relief linocut of an abandoned sawmill on Kootenay Lake. The linocut is printed from a carved piece of old flooring linoleum.
me“The nice thing about relief is that you get these natural impressions that make it look like an old woodcut,” she said
Jules’ three baskets are part of an ongoing dimensional printmaking series she was invited to exhibit in Dundee, Scotland, two years ago.
“I do sculpture as well as printmaking,” she said. “My series of baskets is a way to combine the two art media.”
Striking in their appearance, the black-and-white baskets are inspired by traditional birch-bark baskets produced by indigenous North American women going back thousands of years. A lot of experimentation went into the design and creation of these fine-art baskets, each one exhibiting different approach.
One woven paper basket features archeological profiles — Jules used to be an archeologist —called stratographs.
Another called Heaven Meets Earth has an interior design taken from a book written in 1885 by a Frenchman named Camile Flammarion, an astronomer inspired by science and the 19th-century movement known as spiritism. No wonder it has a mystical feel to it.
kellySix other Kamloops artists have works in the show, including Kelly Perry, Maureen Light, Darlene Kalynka, June Emery, Elizabeth Sigalet and Ila Crawford.

Large Format Screen Printer at TRU

Large Format Screen Printer at TRU

Ila Crawford and Linda Jules try out the large format screen printer at the TRU print studio.

Kamloops Printmakers Open Studio June 20

Please join us for
The Kamloops Printmakers

Open Studio Show

Friday, June 20, 2014
6:00 – 9:00pm

Wine and Appies
Original Print Door Prize

Kamloops Printmakers Studio
102B – 925 McMaster Way, Kamloops

Friends of the Kamloops Printmakers Membership

Every year, the Kamloops Printmakers artists each produce a limited edition of 15 prints especially for our Friends to enjoy. Each original print is created on an 8” x 10” sheet of archival paper, ready for matting and framing. For your $100 friends Membership, you will receive 4 randomly selected prints, an outstanding value for original artworks.

Attend our Open Studio Show on June 20 and pick up a Friends membership and your prints while you are here. Friends who buy their memberships at the Open Studio will also receive a bonus print and a set of 8 screen-printed studio-themed coasters.

The 2014 contributing artists are:

Ila Crawford Darlene Kalynka
June Emery Maureen Light
Emily Hope Kelly Perry
Linda Jules Tania Willard

If you would like to become a 2014 Friends member, and receive your four prints by mail, just fill out the bottom of this form, and attach a cheque for $100.
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Kamloops Printmakers Society
Unit 102B – 925 McMaster Way
Kamloops, BC, V2C 6K2 Visit Kamloops Printmakers on facebook