Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert

December: Printmaking

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Instructor: Siân Ramsden

Day: Thursdays

Time: 1:30 pm to 3 pm

Series Fee: $60 per child ($15 per class)

Series Duration: Four classes per month

Location: Visual Art Studios, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street


NOTE: Please contact our Registrar ( 780-459-1163) if you are a Homeschool parent interested in organizing a group of 10 children to take part in a visual art field trip of your choice. The minimum fee to book group art programs on select weekday afternoons from September to June is $150. 


    Upcoming Classes

    • November 30: Frottage: A basic printing technique derived from the French word Frotter, which translates to “rubbing” graphite, charcoal, or pastel onto vellum paper placed over textured objects to create a copy.

    • December 7: Monoprints: These one-of-a-kind prints are made from aluminum plates layered with acrylic paint that is then altered using a variety of tools before being transferred onto handmade paper.

    • December 14: Collagraph printing: Designs are traced onto special foam with pencil and pen, creating interesting lines, dots, pattern, and texture. Paint is rolled onto the foam and then transferred onto artist grade paper.

    • December 21: Linoleum printing: Safety-Kut Linoleum blocks are soft and easy for children to carve with a special cutting tool. Pencil drawings are transferred onto blocks using the frottage technique and a demonstration will take place before children carve their own block. Printing ink is rolled onto the block using a brayer and ink is transferred to artist grade paper using a barren. Two or three prints can be taken home for framing or special holiday gift cards.


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