Kamloops Printmakers Spring and Summer Workshops 2018

The weather is warming up and the yard is calling. Take a break and join us at the studio for some fun-filled and educational workshops.
If you have questions or want to stop by for a visit please send an email to kamloopsprintmakers@gmail.com
The workshops are filling up quickly so please register early. Make Cheques payable to Kamloops Printmakers Society. Email kamloopsprintmakers@gmail.com for more information and to see if there is room in the workshop. Our mailing address is 102B-925 McMaster Way Kamloops BC V2C 6K2

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Gelatin Plate Printmaking Workshop

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)

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.

For information and to register please email kellycperry@hotmail.com kamloopsprintmakers@gmail.com

 

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:

kamloopsprintmakers@gmail.com<mailto:kamloopsprintmakers@gmail.com>

or send a message on our Kamloops Printmakers facebook page.

Maximum 8 registrants.

Cost: $160.00 Supplies are included.


Gelatin Plate workshop with Kelly for those who missed the first one. Please note the date is Sunday August 12th.

Gelatin Plate          Instructor: Kelly Perry
Sunday August 12th. 10:00AM-1:00PM
Non-members $45.00                  Members $30.00
102b Mcmaster Way    Kamloops printmakers space.

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.
This workshop introduces the process of making monoprints using home-made gelatin plates and acrylic paint. 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. Some materials supplied. You may bring a variety of papers to print on. Some paper available for purchase. Once you learn how to make your own gelatin plate you can print at home. If you have acrylic paint bring it along.        No experience necessary just come and have fun and learn a new way to be creative.                             For information email kellycperry@hotmail.com<mailto:kellycperry@hotmail.com>

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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.

For information and to register please email kamloopsprintmakers@gmail.com or kellycperry@hotmail.com

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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 lindajules3@gmail.com.


Impressions of the Elements

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

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.

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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.