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COVID Update Feb 2021

Dear St. Michael’s Printshop Community and Members, 

Following the provincial government’s COVID brief SMP will be postponing any in person workshops and events until further notice, to be in accordance with health recommendations:

“Effective immediately, a special measures order is being implemented in the St. John’s metro area for two weeks.

  • Group and team sports and recreation activities where children and/or adults gather in-person and where close contact is required are suspended. This does not include individual activities such as walking tracks, gyms or private lessons.
  • Group arts and cultural activities that involve in-person gatherings are suspended. This includes bands, choirs, dance and music classes. Solo performances and individual lessons are still permitted.”

SMP will continue to be available to key holding members. If you are a key holder and plan to use the shop you will have to complete the Covid 19 assessment form linked here, and follow the Covid 19 Health and Safety Protocols available here and posted in the shop. If you are a member who is currently renting without keys the shop will be available by appointment. Please get in touch about your plans to work in the shop.

We will be available via email and social media to respond to any questions our members may have. Those wishing to take advantage of our free membership are encouraged to email SMP with the subject ‘complimentary membership’ (the end date for sign up will still be April 4th as this will be done online). Complimentary memberships are valid until the end of 2020.

As this situation is constantly developing we will be sure to keep our members and community informed of changes as we move forward. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date. You can do so on our website here. Please reach out to info@stmichaelsprintshop.com  if you have any questions.

Xo Christeen, and Team SMP

Screenprinting with MIMI!

SMP is excited to announce the second of our screenprint workshop series: One Color Print on Fabric, taught by member and co-founder of the Screenprint Pilot Project, Mimi Stockland. It will take place over three weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9pm on Nov 3rd, 10th, 16th. This will be an intro workshop that focuses on the basics of screenprinting on fabric. Participants will come away with a knowledge of coating and exposing screens, preparing a file for printing, printing and cleanup, as well as a one color print on fabric. This series will be taught in person but is limited to 4 participants to ensure everyone can safely distance while also participating fully. To register fill out the google form linked here, and we will follow up to confirm your participation and arrange payment. SMP will provide ink, screens, and test fabric. However, participants should bring any special fabric they would like to print on. Register here

Studio Rental Survey

SMP is currently reviewing our fee schedule and we would like your input! We are looking to hear feedback from past and present members on our current rental fees and to get a general idea on when and how members use the space. You can also respond if you are not a member but are interested in renting in the future! Based on your responses we will be building a new fee schedule that will be presented at our AGM in November.
Survey Link: https://forms.gle/b7WdcPtbVqn7rwqD7
We thank you for your input!

Print in the Park

St. Michael’s Printshop is hosting a live printing event in Harbourside Park

Date: August 29th, 2020

Time: 1-6pm

Location: Harbourside Park (across from the War Memorial)

Free, beginner friendly, learn about printmaking, make a print, socialize

Print in the Park will be a pop-up, live printing, physical distanced extravaganza! St. Michael’s Printshop is going mobile: we are bringing our moveable printing press to Harbourside Park, along with printmaking supplies and a selection of stunning prints to display. We will have five printmaking stations set up so participants can walk through while safely maintaining physical distancing as they learn about the magic of printmaking and even make their own lino-block print composition. Come see printmaking in action and support artist-run culture! 

COVID-19 Protocols: Everyone is required to wear a mask at this event (unless certain health conditions prevent you from wearing one). Masks will be provided at the entrance of the event if you don’t have a mask already. Upon entering the event, visitors will be asked three self-health evaluation questions and be requested to sanitize their hands at the sanitization booth. Instructions from staff/volunteers as well as markings at the event will help visitors navigate the event safely, keeping 2m apart from others.