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Professional Development

SNAP Announces 2017 Professional Development Series:

Studio Demonstrations & Workshops for Artists

SNAP is implementing a series of professional development studio demonstrations and workshops that are tailored for Artists who already have a working knowledge of basic printmaking practices and want to further develop or refine particular skills and techniques.

Art Acquisitions by Application Information Session and Art Collections Tour

Thursday, November 2

6 to 9 pm
Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Arts Branch 10708 105 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Free to SNAP members

Alberta Foundation for the Arts will be hosting an information session to SNAP members about the Art Acquisitions by Application program and how artists can apply to be a part of the AFA permanent collection. After the information session there will be a guided tour of the vast art collection. Join us at the AFA from 6 – 9 pm for this special professional development session.

Please RSVP to to reserve a spot by Saturday, October 28. There are a maximum of 25 spots, so RSVP early to secure your place.

Framing, Matting and Mounting Artwork Workshop

Tuesday, March 13
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Marian Switzer //
Maximum 8 participants
$85 for SNAP members // $93 for non-members

Learn about matting, mounting and framing your prints or works on paper during this one evening session with Framer and Artist Marian Switzer. Become knowledgeable about the different types of mat-boards, backing board, adhesives, glazing and colour choices and how to determine correct proportions when matting. Participants will cut their own mats and assemble their own frames during a hands-on work session. Participants will need to bring in a print, photograph or postcard that it 5×7 inches and will leave the session with a finished 8×10 inch framed piece.

Introduction to Letterpress Workshop
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CMYK Lithography Demonstration

Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18: 10 am – 5 pm

2 classes (1 Weekend)
Marc Siegner //
Maximum 10 participants
$175 for SNAP members // $192 for non-members

Get back into printing on the offset press and refresh your plate lithography skills during this two-day weekend workshop that will focus on printing from CMYK separations. The CMYK colour separation process is used to achieve a full range of colours using a limited number of printing layers and plates. Participants will be guided through the full process by SNAP’s Founder and Printmaker Marc Siegner who will demonstrate the digital file preparation and printing positive films. Afterwards a refresher on how to expose and develop the photolithograph plate will be shown as well as an in-depth demonstration and discussion about ink mixing, roll-up techniques, registration and printing the colour layers. Each participant will take home one of the printed demonstration prints.

*Participants will need to have previous experience in photolithography or plate lithography processes.

CMYK Lithography Demonstration
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Advanced Screen Printing Techniques Class

March 22 – April 26

6 Thursdays
6 pm – 9 pm
Robin Smith Peck //
Maximum 8 participants
$280 for members // $308 for non-members

In this six-week course explore the language of screen as a component in creating images. Each participant will work on their own projects with a focus of experimenting with new approaches. Artist and screen printing expert Robin Smith Peck will guide you in the creation of intriguing and layered prints. Demonstrations will be given on techniques such as CMYK separations, printing on various substrates from cloth to cork and creating a collage bank of images. Expand your knowledge of this popular printmaking process, by learning advanced techniques.

*Participants must have previous experience in screen printing.

Advanced Screen Printing Techniques Class
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