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Both novice and advanced printmaker will find DPW printmaking classes that accommodate and challenge their skill level.  Class sizes are kept to a minimum in order to facilitate individual instruction.

Saturday/Sunday, 10am - 4pm, March 9 & 10, 2024

Instructor: Jennifer Love
Skill level: Beginner to intermediate

Materials: Instructor will provide 6x6” gel plate at cost (or you can bring your own), plus some extra acrylic paints, printing inks, stamps, stencils etc. for use during the class. Students will need to bring a soft brayer, paper, acrylic paints and/or printing inks. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Printing with a gel plate often feels like it is in the realm of magic. It is a recent addition to the artist’s toolkit and is gaining traction as an essentially painterly method that allows for multiple yet unique prints from the same plate, without a press. This workshop is suitable for those new to printing with a gel plate as well as experienced printmakers who wish to expand their skillset in an atmosphere of exploration and discovery.

We will start with the fundamentals - colour blending and gradations, creating textures, using masks and stencils, the use of different viscosity paints, building a composition and registering multiple layers. We will then move on to resist/transfer printing using a laser print of your own drawings or photographs, combining multiple techniques and layers in a single-pull print and more.

Jennifer has been an artist and teacher for over 40 years. She studied textile arts at Capilano College in North Vancouver and was a founding member of Foxglove Fibre Arts Studio/Gallery on Bowen Island. From 2004 to 2014, she was the BC Representative for the international organization, Surface Design Association (SDA). She has exhibited and taught
workshops on the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island, Bowen Island, Saltspring Island, Vancouver and Calgary.


Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

Instructor: Julie McIntyre

Fee: $370 + tax

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate 


The instructor will provide the pronto plates at cost to students and will have some tools available for students to borrow.


The instructor will provide students with a recommended suppliers list and suggested supplies (sharpies, cellulose sponges, litho crayons etc.) upon registration.

George Roberts developed Pronto Plates in 2001 as a new, low cost and nontoxic form of lithography. Far less complicated in process, these plastic plates can be run through a laser printer or drawn with permanent ink or toner and heated to create the “etch”. They are printed using a hand brayer, lithographic ink and wet sponge either by hand, baren or with an intaglio press. Julie will demonstrate its versatility and provide many tips and techniques for students to explore.


Julie McIntyre studied at the Banff Centre, Alberta in 1986 and received her BFA from Queen’s University with a major in printmaking in 1987. She has had solo shows in over 20 public galleries in Canada and participated in well over 40 juried exhibitions, including 24 international credits to date. Julie has taught workshops across Canada and is a long-time Artist in Residence with the Vancouver School Board.



Please register online, in person or via phone during our regular gallery hours. You can also visit here or our Facebook page for updated course information and availability.


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With more than two weeks notice, DPW will refund fees minus a $30 administrative fee. With less than two weeks notice, DPW will refund fees minus a $50 administrative fee.



Courses may occasionally be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Should DPW cancel a course, we will issue a full refund or credit.

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