Introduction to Relief Printing

Andrew Thorne

10572 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6
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Feb 24, 2022 - Apr 7, 2022
6pm – 9pm

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Introduction to Relief Printing
Thursdays, February 24 – April 7, 2022 (March 24 – week off)
6 Thursdays | 6pm – 9pm
Instructor: Andrew Thorne //
$290 (all supplies are included)
SNAP members receive a 10% discount
In-person course held at SNAP

Please note: This course has been MOVED to February 24

Learn one of the boldest and most direct printmaking techniques: Relief Printing. In this course students will learn various wood and lino carving techniques, mix colourful inks, and create detailed reductive layers. Explore ways of expanding traditional relief printmaking with Artist Andrew Thorne. This introductory six-week class will instruct you on how to print single and multiple colour reductive images using the printing press and methods for printing at home. Come away with three final print projects as well as a print exchange with your fellow classmates. This course will prepare you with the skills necessary to create your own prints and to independently use the presses at SNAP. Participants should bring a selection of drawings, images, or photographs to work from.

*No experience is necessary, this class is recommended for beginner and intermediate artists. All ability levels are encouraged to register.

About the Artist

Andrew Thorne is an interdisciplinary artist, born and raised on the unceded land of Mi’kma’ki and Wolastoqiyik, in Moncton, New Brunswick. Thorne received an interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University in 2020. He recently completed SNAP’s Emerging Artist in Residence, and has since become a regular volunteer and renter. While in Edmonton, Thorne has shown work at Lowlands Project Space, SNAP Gallery and the Brighton Block on Jasper Ave.

Thorne’s practice is rooted in mediums such as woodcut and silkscreen, however, his work is seldomly limited to print-making. Sound, installation, journaling and collecting, are all tools used for interrogating the Canadian media complex, and examining the performance of mass media.

COVID-19 Notice

SNAP is continuing to follow Covid-19 precautions for all in-person programs in the SNAP printshop. Anyone accessing the printshop is required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19, and this includes course instructors, students, resident artists, and SNAP staff. If this prevents your in-person participation in our programs, we will work with you to develop an online learning option.


SNAP continues to implement a number of health and safety measures to protect all users, please find more information here: Health and Safety Policy pdf

-All users will maintain physical distancing whenever possible. Class layout and structure has been modified to accommodate 6 feet distance as much as possible.

-Masks are mandatory at SNAP and will be worn by staff, renters, instructors, and students at all times indoors. If you do not have a mask one will be provided for your use at SNAP.

-Tools will be signed out by students for the duration of the course when possible. Other shared items will be sanitized between uses by all users.

-Sanitizing and cleaning measures are in place, sanitization supplies are provided throughout the printshop. All printshop users will sanitize all common touch surfaces after use.

-Course sizes have been reduced to allow for physical distancing and to minimize the number of people in the printshop at a time. Renters will not be permitted in common spaces during class times unless given permission by SNAP Staff in advance.

-A reduced number of in person courses will be offered and programming will not be run simultaneously.

For further information on SNAP courses and workshops, registration and fees, please contact SNAP.

Apply for assistance with a SNAP Scholarship:

If financial barriers are holding you back from taking this course, we invite you to apply for a scholarship. Learn more about this program.

Cancellation Policy (NEW!): 

In light of COVID-19 SNAP has adjusted the Education Cancelation Policy to ensure all individuals will remain at home when feeling unwell, this includes staff, instructors, and students. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms or are ill you must not come to SNAP, please inform SNAP Staff so we can discuss possible alternatives for your registered program.

If you need to cancel your course registration:
When possible SNAP prefers that individuals give written (email) notice to [email protected] 7 days in advance of the course start date in order to receive a full refund.

View our full cancellation policy

Reg: 5 Max: 6

This course has passed and cannot be registered for. Contact SNAP for more information.