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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.
Visual Art: Printmaking Exploration (Adults)
Date and time
St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch (Downtown)
54 Church St. St. Catharines
City of St. Catharines, ON
Directions: Enter the Mills Room from the Library Lobby.
Offered in English.
Free Culture Days Workshop
Visual Art: Printmaking Exploration
All experience levels welcome
Hands-on make and take activity
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Session 1: 10 am
Session 2: 11:45 am
Adult Workshop participants must be ages 18+
Maximum 8 participants per session
Pre-registration required (details below)
Join local artists Michelle and Jana on a printmaking exploration. Explore both traditional printmaking equipment and techniques as well as how you can use everyday items you may have at home to make beautiful art. Participants will explore both linoleum carving to make a re-useable stamp and mono-printing using gelli plates. At the end of this workshop we will have created multiple printed masterpieces that are ready to frame or incorporate into other projects!
The activities are designed to welcome all levels of artistic experience and support individual creativity.
Safety Statement: Please note that linoleum cutting tools will be used. Should you express dexterity (or safety) concerns in using the cutting blades, the instructors can provide a safety cutting tool or an alternative activity altogether, please just ask!
HOW TO REGISTER: Advance registration required on EventBrite. Please register each participant separately. Registration will open September 1. Visit: https://culturedays-printmakingexploration.eventbrite.ca
Learn more about the artist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/decemberleehandmade
Or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decemberleehandmade
- Culture Days workshops are FREE to the public.
- All materials provided. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing conducive to creative messes / bring your own apron.
- Separate workshops are provided for both family-friendly and adult participant groups, please see other listing for family-friendly workshop registration.
- These workshops are generously supported by the City of St. Catharines SCCIP program and the St. Catharines Public Library.
- COVID PROTOCOLS: Distanced work stations and hand sanitizer will be provided, frequent use is encouraged. Instructors will sanitize equipment between users. Please stay home if ill and email (library email) should you no longer be able to attend.
Michelle Nicholls, Artist and Educator
Michelle Nicholls is an Artist, Educator and Arts Administrator.
She is a practicing visual artist who explores various forms of printmaking, mixed media, painting and book-binding in her work. She is the artisan behind "December Lee Handmade" featuring hand-made vintage inspired art, greeting cards and stationary including hand-bound journals.
Thorough her work as an arts and culture administrator, Michelle is currently developing and delivering large-scale events and festivals for the City of Burlington. In her previous role she was responsible for outreach, special events and marketing for the City of St. Catharines Cultural Services Office (including management of the City’s Culture Days Portfolio). At Rodman Hall Art Centre, she managed and delivered arts education and outreach programs for the community.
She is an experienced educator of all ages (and abilities) with more than 20 years of creating and delivering educational opportunities for Niagara residents in the mediums of: painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media and sculpture. Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and is also a graduate of the Visual Arts Honours Program at Brock majoring in Studio Arts.
Michelle is passionate about supporting our local creative community, acting as past board president and instructor for Willow Arts Community, a non-profit that provides free art instruction and mentorship to creatives in Niagara with lived experience of mental health and substance use disorder.
This event is part of a hub:
St. Catharines Public Library is celebrating Culture Days with a wide variety of activities happening at the library. These activities are facilitated by local professional artists. Space is limited in some activities so be sure to register...