Linocut Reduction on Letterpress Weekend Workshop
10572 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6
Jan 15, 2022 - Jan 16, 2022
10am - 5pm
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Weekend Workshop: Linocut Reduction on Letterpress
Saturday & Sunday, January 15 & 16, 2022
10am – 5pm
Brianna Tosswill // penrosepress.ca
$235 (all supplies are included)
SNAP members receive a 10% discount
In-person workshop held at SNAP
Complete a multi-layer linocut print in one weekend using the brilliant efficiency of letterpress. Join Artist Brianna Tosswill from Penrose Press in this workshop to expand your understanding and experience in relief printmaking. Over the course of two days you will receive general instruction and personalized advice about lino carving and linocut reduction. You will experience the satisfaction of printing on the Vandercook letterpress and have assistance with set up and troubleshooting while you focus on printing. Choose to print an edition of cards or prints based on your preference. As a small group we will develop a colour strategy that works across multiple images and at the end of the workshop enjoy a group print exchange with the other participants.
*No experience is necessary, this workshop is recommended for beginner and intermediate artists. All ability levels are encouraged to register.
About the artist
Brianna Tosswill is an artist who expresses herself and others in print and book format. She explores the limits and unique opportunities of letterpress and linocut printmaking in her work and is preoccupied with comfort and potential. She obtained her BFA in Printmaking from OCAD University in 2017, and spent two years as an active member at Open Studio in Toronto. She is currently working out of SNAP Printshop in Edmonton, Alberta.
SNAP is participating in the Alberta ‘Restriction Exemption Program‘ 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.