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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.

Printmaking Paper Demonstration with The Paint Spot

Thursday, May 25: 6 pm – 9:30 pm
Kim Fjordbotten//
$10 suggested donation

Expand your knowledge by working hands-on with various papers during an evening of media exploration. Kim Fjordbotten, artist and owner of The Paint Spot, will discuss papermaking processes and share terminology. There are many industry changes affecting the availability of our favourite papers. It is the perfect time to learn about new handmade, mould-made, and machine-made papers available to Alberta printmakers. Translucent durable washi papers are available from Awagami Factory and the Japanese Paper Place. Traditional mills are introducing new rag papers under different brand names. Evolone is a polyester paper perfect for etching and comes in rolls 80” wide by 10 yards! Please feel free to bring your own inks, plates and supplies to test out on the supplied paper selection. See what works and discover which new paper may invigorate your professional practice. Bring your questions and yourself!

  • Only 20 spots are available so please email to RSVP.
  • Please feel free to bring your own inks, plates and supplies to test out on the supplied paper selection.

Photoshop for Printmakers

Saturday, June 3: 10 am – 5 pm
1 class (Saturday)
Robin Smith – Peck //
Maximum 8 participants
$84 for SNAP members // $92 for non-members

Are your Photoshop skills lacking or do you need a refresher on how to digitally achieve your artistic aims? Bring your computer confusions, technical qualms and questions to this one-day workshop and SNAP’s Co-founder and artist, Robin Smith-Peck will open up the wide world of possibilities that Photoshop has to offer Printmakers. She will demonstrate practical applications for you to be able to explore endless digital techniques and tools. She will explain the language of digital printmaking to you and cover general info and work on your Photoshop skills. During this intensive session learn how to create screen stencils and photographic films, how to use layers and masks and explore colour proofing and creating patterns. Participants can bring in images that they are struggling with or have questions regarding for designated one on one support. Participants will share knowledge and ideas during a potluck lunch.

  • SNAP will have limited computers available for use however, participants are recommended to bring any laptops and equipment they wish to use during the workshop in order to work on images and ask questions.

This Class is now full. Please call 780–423-1492 to be put on the waiting list.

Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, August 9: 6 – 9 pm
1 class (Wednesday)
Presentation by David Folk
Maximum 20 participants
By Donation

Learn the best tips and strategies for writing grant applications from successful grant writers themselves. SNAP in partnership with Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC is pleased to offer this session for artists interested in applying for funding through any of the major arts funding agencies (Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, etc.) An informative lecture will be followed by a workshop session where participants can review drafts of their grant proposals with mentors to receive suggestions and advice.

  • Participants may submit up to three pages of grant writing samples to have reviewed for the workshop. Please RSVP and send grant writing samples to by July 29.

Printmaking Techniques for Educators

Tuesday – Thursday, August 15 – 17: 10 am – 4 pm
3 classes (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
Morgan Wedderspoon //
Maximum 8 participants
$243 for SNAP members // $270 for non-members

Learn a wide variety of printmaking techniques to take back to your classroom and teach your students. This three-day course is ideal for any Edmonton and area teacher or educator whether you teach kindergarten or grade twelve. You will get a hands-on experience of silkscreen, relief and intaglio printmaking processes and you will create a suite of colourful and multi-layered prints. You will be taught numerous techniques to modify the processes and projects to have success in your specific classroom and with your unique group of students. Demonstrations will be given on the many ways of printing and show various classroom friendly supplies available for printmaking. 

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CMYK Lithography Demonstration

Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20: 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 litho skills during this two-day weekend workshop that will focus on CMYK lithography printing process. The CMYK colour separation process is used by printmakers 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 Co-Founder and Printmaker Marc Siegner who will demonstrate the initial Photoshop processes of how to prepare digital files, split image layers and print 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. Participants may bring an image to work on digitally to practice separating layers and to ask questions, but they will not be printing their own image, as it is a demonstration workshop. Each participant will take home one of the printed demonstration prints.

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

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Saturday, September 9: 10 am – 5 pm
1 class (Saturday)
Sean Caulfield //
Maximum 8 participants
$120 for SNAP members // $132 for non-members

During this one-day workshop learn all about chine-collé from artist and printmaker Sean Caulfield. Chine-Collé is a technique in which thin rice papers or other delicate papers are adhered to heavier weight rag papers using rice paste and a printing press. This technique allows artists to print their images on more delicate papers to achieve finer details from the printing matrix. Demonstrations will be shown on how to chine-collé using traditional methods as well as using more contemporary collage methods. You will want to bring a selection of your own non-water soluble images and papers that are ready to chine-collé to use during the workshop; you may also bring plates to use to print and chine-collé at the same time (intaglio plates are recommended for this method). After a range of experimental explorations during the workshop the group will collaborate and chine-collé a paste-up of images onto the Printshop’s Jasper Avenue Window wall. Participants may want to bring a variety of sized chine-collé pieces for both pasting on paper (smaller size) and for the wall paste-up (larger size).
*This workshop is ideal for those who have had an introduction to intaglio, lithography, relief or monotype processes and want to continue to learn new techniques. Previous printing experience is required as this is a one-day workshop intended to use papers that artists have already printed on and prepared.

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