What you'll do
Guests will be welcomed with a short tour of our printmaking studio, meeting our equipment, work stations and gallery space. We'll tell you a little bit about our history as an artists' collective and growing a non-profit arts organization in Toronto. Then we'll dive right into printmaking! You will learn to transfer an image of the city (either your own drawing or a provided template) to a linoleum or softoleum block, using our carving tools to create a plate, and then print your artwork on postcard size paper using a fun array of colours and inking techniques. We'll be using water-based inks so chemical sensitivities will be greatly reduced in the space. Before sending you off with your newly created masterpiece, we'll share some tea and give you some awesome tips and suggestions for other art and printmaking stops around the city, as well as places to explore in our awesome neighbourhood. One of our artists will be running the workshop, sharing her expertise on relief methods and spreading the magic of printmaking! You'll get to go home with the plate you made as well as a beautiful print of Toronto.
I am an artist and the managing director of the inPrint Collective, with a BFA in fine art from York University. I work at the Art Gallery of Ontario as an education officer, and have been making and teaching art in Toronto and the GTA professionally since 2012. inPrint formed in 2008 as a way to make printmaking accessible to everyone, from young children to wise sages; visitors and residents; students, hobbyists and art professionals alike. InPrint artists will conduct this workshop include myself, Amye St John, Maaike Bouhuyzen-Wenger, Shannon Moynagh or Kim Dayman.
About the organization
The inPrint Collective
The inPrint Collective is a registered non-profit, dedicated to fostering the love of printmaking in Toronto and using its story-telling potential to make it accessible to everyone. Our professional artists host workshops, exhibitions, activations, youth mentorships & community engagements. We have our own studio space in the artsy-industrial Wallace-Emerson neighbourhood in downtown Toronto.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The inPrint Collective.
We'll have coffee and tea available, and welcome guests who want to bring a snack to store it in our mini-fridge if needed!
We'll provide all the necessary tools, and guests will go home with their created plate.
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Where you'll be
We will conduct our workshop in inPrint's beautifully lit workshop space and gallery. In the space, you will get to see our various equipment including our litho press and silkscreen darkroom. We are located in a charming low-rise building, a former factory converted into both living and commercial spaces. We are steps away from Lansdowne station, making us easy to access using public transit, with available street parking as well.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
Workshop not recommended for kids under 10. The space is scent-reduced but not totally scent-free due to art supplies. Not currently wheelchair accessible (flight of stairs, no elevator)
Carve & Print a Toronto Cityscape