Join me for an evening of silkscreen printing in my Queen West studio in Toronto! Wine, cheese and French music included...mais bien sûr.
Please note: Due to Covid-19, I do not have open dates to select from. But if you have your own private group of 6, I would love to have you in my studio for a class. Please email me directly to choose a date.
These workshops are open to people who don't necessarily want to know every technical detail about screen printing, but have always wanted to print and make something in one class – and have tons of fun doing it. Check out these reviews!
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I will be wearing a mask. Your group can decide if it wants to wear masks or not in my studio. I have four COVID-19 vaccines, and I feel comfortable being with your group not wearing masks in my studio. Please, bring your own mask if you decide to wear one.
Please note that there will be times when you will be less than 6 feet apart from the other students and me. You will also be sharing some screens and tools, hand sanitizer will be provided.
If you are all part of the same group who wants to book a special date, please email me directly.
How it works:
You can use screens I made especially for the class with birds, trees, patterns, numbers etc. But... it can also be a lot of fun using your own images! If you want to print your own images, you submit your image(s) via email around a week prior to the class. It can be a photo, a drawing, some text, etc. Not feeling creative enough? Don’t worry, you actually are! Just talk to me and we’ll make it happen.
Once I get your image(s), I refine your design to make it print-ready and I prepare a screen for you prior to the workshop.
I teach you how to print your design on any surface you bring with you: fabric, clothing (new or old to up-cycle), napkins, wood panels, journals, paper, etc. Got a crazy idea to print on a flat surface you never thought could be printed on? Let me know and we’ll see if we can do it!
You can also experiment with images on screens I’ll prepare prior to the class. Bring the items you would like to print on, but you’ll have also access to lots of free fabric and paper.
Print as many things as time allows. Some may want to concentrate on one item, others may want to print tea towels for the whole family – whatever you feel like, this is definitely a stress free studio. The group is small (max. 6 participants) so you can have my full attention or you can work independently.
Wear clothes that are comfortable and can get dirty, printing can get a bit messy especially when you're getting creative! No long hanging sleeves.
Dates and times:
- You can bring your own group of 6 people at a date and time you choose, just email me and we’ll make it happen! Classes are 3 hours.
The cost of the class is $510 (plus HST) per group (maximum 6 people per group, it comes to $85 per person (plus HST) for a group of 6).
You can pay directly on this page, or Etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a 15 day cancellation policy. All payment can be refunded up to 15 days before your workshop date.
You can take your screen home to print on your own for an additional $25 (plus HST).
·You can send me up to six images to choose from and I will let you know which ones would work best (your favourite song lyrics, a quote, drawings, images of you, of your pet, photos you took of cityscapes, trees, architecture, road sign, street sign, streetcars, animals, plants, birds etc. )
Your final print(s) can be made of one to four designs but all the designs (drawings, words, photos etc.) will need to fit on an 8.5” x 11” page. So the more designs, the smallest they’ll be printed. You can just send me the images as is and I will take care of making them fit in the page. If you choose one image, the print will be around 8" x 10". If you choose two images, the prints will be around 8" x 5" each. If you choose three images, two prints will be 4" x 5" each and one will be 5" x 8". If you choose four images, each print will be around 4" x 5".
Note: if you opt for several small designs instead of one bigger one, you will still be able to print them separately
I will make your image into a black and white high contrast design, the same high contrast found in my designs (no soft shadows).
Email me your image in a JPEG, PSD or PDF format, the higher the resolution the better. I will do the necessary touch ups and send it back to you for approval.
How to get to my studio:
TTC: If you take the Queen or King Streetcar, my stop is Niagara St. and my building is between Queen St. and King St. on the west side (small brown and black building). My address is 257 Niagara St. Unit 105, Toronto, On M6J 2L7. I’m just 2 lights west of Bathurst. My phone number is 416.304.0490.
Driving: After 5pm, you can park on many of the streets around my studio for free if you can find a spot, and there is also a Green P Parking just behind my building.