Print Sampler: An Introduction to Printmaking

Myken McDowell

10572 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6
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Feb 9, 2022 - Mar 9, 2022
6pm – 10pm

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Print Sampler: An Introduction to Printmaking
Instructor: Myken McDowell
Wednesdays, February 9 – March 9, 2022
5 Wednesdays | 6pm – 10pm
$320 (all supplies are included)
SNAP members receive a 10% discount
In-person course held at SNAP

Wondering which print medium is for you? If all of the techniques sound exciting then this five-week Print Sampler course is a great place to start. In this fast-paced course you will get a hands-on taste of: Intaglio, Relief, and Silkscreen and will have projects that focus on creating imagery through a variety of techniques and processes. Artist Myken McDowell’s knowledge and passion for printmaking will allow students to gain experience in and understanding of formal techniques and primary fundamentals of numerous print processes. Come away with three final print projects as well as a print exchange with your fellow classmates. This course is a perfect choice for those beginning in print, as a lead up for taking further courses that SNAP offers.

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

About the Artist

Myken McDowell is a visual artist and educator based in Edmonton (Treaty 6). She received her BFA from Concordia University in 2016 and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Alberta in 2019. Full of questions about memory, place and their influence on one another, her artwork has earned scholarships and awards and been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

COVID-19 Notice

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.

View our full cancellation policy

Reg: 6 Max: 6

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