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Spring and Summer Courses at Open Studio

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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. The full list of courses can be accessed here.


8-WEEK COURSES

Screenprinting – $400 incl. materials
Monday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
May 7 – July 9 (No classes May 21 and July 2)
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Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
May 8 – June 26
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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.

Etching – $400 incl. materials
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
May 8 – June 26
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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
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
May 8 – June 26
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Participants will learn to draw and paint onto the surface of a finely ground limestone, which is then processed for printing.


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WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Linocut– $225 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
May 5 – May 6
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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.

Atelier de Sérigraphie : mon carnet
En partenariat avec Le Labo.* – $225 Matériaux inclus.
Samedi – Dimanche, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Mai 12 – Mai 13
Mai 26 – Mai 27
Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire

Mon Carnet - Atelier de sérigraphie, montage d'un livret qui combine mots et images à partir de texte glané dans des livres psycho pop, et des photos de leur choix (suggestion des photos de famille). Veuillez noter que ce cours prend place sur une période de deux weekends: le 12 et 13 Mai, et le 26 et 27 Mai 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Intro to Soft-Ground Etching – $225 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
May 26 – May 27
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Participants will work with copper plates and soft ground to create a variety of textures and impressions.

Letterpress – $225 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
June 2 – June 3
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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 – 5:00pm
June 9 – June 10
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Participants will use light sensitive photo litho plates to transform photographs, digital images and drawings into lithographs.

Colour Woodcut – $225 incl. materials
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
June 16 – June 17
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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, 11:00am – 5:00pm
June 23 – June 24
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Participants will use four-colour process printing to convert photographic images into full-colour screenprints.


3-DAY WORKSHOP

Print Sampler – $250 incl. materials
Monday – Wednesday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
July 23 – July 25
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Participants will receive an intro to three printmaking techniques in our print sampler class: linocut relief printing, drypoint printmaking and screenprinting.


OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Open Sessions – $140 per session, materials not incl.
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (4 weeks)
Session 1: April 25 – May 23 (No class May 2)
Session 2: May 30 – June 20
Session 3: June 27 – July 18

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.

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.

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