DIY Printmaking

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Taught by Christine Garvey

Originally from New York, Garvey received her MFA from Concordia University Montreal, and BFA from Washington University in St Louis. Her works on paper and installations have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions with Galerie Circulaire (Montreal), Sur La Montagne Galerie (Berlin) and Phra Nakorn Gallery (Bangkok). Since 2009, Garvey has been teaching drawing and print-based workshops internationally, working with institutions like Concordia University, Florence University of the Arts, Betahaus Berlin, Montreal Art Centre, and The NY Center for Book Arts. This fall she continues this work as a Fulbright Scholar at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Università di Firenze, and Visiting Fellow at Florence University of the Arts. For more information, go to

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In this 5-hour workshop, we'll explore methods of printmaking that do not require a press and can easily be done at home. You'll learn the basic principles of relief printing (using EZ-cuts and linoleum), monoprinting (using plexi glass), as well as alternative processes like photocopy transferring. The class will demonstrate these techniques and allow students the chance to practice, and make multiples of their imagery. At the end of the workshop, students can swap prints, taking a new collection of art home with them.

No previous knowledge of printmaking is necessary.

Students are encouraged to bring 5-10 photocopies of images you want to use in class. Note: they MUST BE PHOTOCOPIES; computer printouts will not work for the transferring process. Images should be simple and small, around 4" x 5" and in black and white.

(Class size: 10, hands on, includes a lino cutter set for you to keep!)


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