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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.

Collagraph Printmaking: Experimental Image Making with Texture 
2-Day Workshop
Saturday, August 24 + Sunday, August 25, 2024
10am to 4pm

Instructor: Wendy Morosoff Smith
Fee: $370 + tax
Skill level: No experience is necessary. All levels are welcome to register.

Explore this unique and creative approach to printmaking to produce richly textured and embossed images on paper. A collagraph is a print made from a collage of a variety of materials glued onto a plate. Textural found materials are adhered to matte board and then inked and printed to create intricately sophisticated images. In this 2-day workshop, students learn how to use the tools and materials required to create their own collagraph
plates, work on their composition with the instructor and explore various ways to ink and print single and multiple plates using a hand-pulled press.


This course is suitable as an introduction to printmaking or for artists who want to explore a new technique. Students familiar with this technique will be able to experiment with imagery under the mentorship of the instructor.

Materials supplied by instructor at cost (About $25 per student for inks, mediums, plates and paper). Students will pay instructor on first day of the course. Students will need to bring some basic tools such as pencils, xacto knife, scissors, ruler, rags.


Bio: Wendy Morosoff Smith is a contemporary Canadian painter and printmaker whose work explores and reflects the spiritual aspect of her environment. She lives in the Comox Valley, painting and printmaking in her studio overlooking the Salish Sea.


Wendy studied printmaking at the Santa Reparata Institute in Florence, Italy in 1990 and furthered her studies at the Emily Carr University in Vancouver. With over 30 years of printmaking experience, she is a passionate advocate of the print medium, teaching workshops and mentoring other artists at Malaspina Printmakers Studio, Dundarave Print Workshop, St Michael’s Print Studio (St John’s, Newfoundland), North Island College (Courtenay), as well as at MISSA (Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts).


Wendy’s artwork has been collected and exhibited extensively in Canada and abroad. Her pieces can be found in many private and public collections including the TD Bank, Ernst & Young, QLT Inc, Morris Industries, BDO Dunwoody, Four Seasons Hotels, Vancouver General Hospital, St Paul’s Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital and in the permanent collection of the Burnaby Art Gallery.



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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