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40th Anniversary Celebrations

St. Michael’s Printshop is an artist-run print studio which provides professional fine art printmaking facilities for established and emerging artists. A lure for printmakers who crave a space in which to create art surrounded by the extraordinary natural landscape of the North Atlantic, the Printshop also attracts visuals artists who wish to explore printmaking as a new medium for the first time through workshops with local and visiting printmakers.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP

Fun with Mark Making with April White

 Sunday April 27th, 10am-5PM

St. Michael’s Printshop, 72 Harbour Drive, 2nd floor.

Cost $100 members, $130 non-members (includes all materials)

Join visiting artist April White for a unique and fun spin on drypoint printmaking.  In this one day workshop, April will introduce participants to a modern and playful approach to mark making on printing plates.  Using exterior surfaces to scrape and gouge marks into the plates, participants will develop interesting images with focus on force, movement and basic shapes..  These plates can then be developed using traditional dry point tools, and printed in the traditional manner.

April will demonstrate all the fundamentals of drawing, inking and printing, making this a great workshop for beginners as well as those interested in adding some new ideas to their printmaking.

April will also be presenting an artist talk about her work on Saturday, April 26th here at the printshop. From 2 – 4PM

April White is a visual artist, arts worker, and collector originally from Nova Scotia. She received her BFA majoring in Visual Arts from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. White’s artistic interest often stems from memories and her relationships to objects and people. White is primarily a printmaker but also works with performance art, watercolour, sculpture, and film.

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SCOTT GOUDIE 40th Anniversary Print!

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“When I worked at St. Michael’s in the 1970′s this was the exact view of the islands from the drawing area in the printshop.  Over the years I have made various studies of the islands.  This view brings me back to the early days of working at St. Michaels.”  - Scott Goudie

Scott Goudie’s, The Islands of St. Michael’s, is available for purchase at St. Michael’s Printshop. For more information please call 754-2931.

For the full Calendar of Events for 2014 visit our Anniversary website!

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Don Wright Scholarship

Deadline is April 30th 2014. Please click here for more information.

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Visiting artist schedule 2014

April – April White (Newfoundland/Ontario)
May – Ebonnie Hollenbeck (Ontario) & Kelsey Stephenson (USA)
June – Stephanie De Couto Costa (Quebec)
August – Catherine Farish (Quebec)
October- Andrea Cooper (Newfoundland)
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AROUND THE SHOP…

There have been many new initiatives around SMP the past few months, including making the Studio a safer, less toxic place to work. Along with our big clean up this past year, we are cleaning up our act and are gradually eliminating some of our more toxic solvents.

Estisol, a coconut based product, is going to replace many solvents used in the clean-up and lithography processes. Studio Manager, Mike Connolly is going to be offering seminars on how to use this product throughout the year, so keep checking back to see when the next one will take place.

 

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