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Visual Arts: Print it! (Family Collaborative)


Kids Library Printmaking Visual arts Youth & teens
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St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch (Downtown)

54 Church St

St. Catharines, ON

Directions: Enter Mills Room from Library Lobby.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Family-Friendly Free Arts Workshop

Print it!

At the St. Catharines Public Library, Central/Downtown Branch – Mills Room

Hands-on art-making workshop for families

For ages 5+ with an adult companion

Free, all materials provided

Pre-registration is required, each session has unique registration link as outlined below.

Family Session 1: Fri, Oct 6, 2:30 pm | Register:

2: Fri, Oct 6, 3:30 pm | Register:

3: Sat, Oct 7, 2 pm | Register:

4: Sat, Oct 7, 3 pm | Register:

Join local artist Michelle Nicholls as you learn how to experiment and Print it! Learn how you can use everyday items and modern equipment to make your very own beautiful art. Collaborate by making art together and having fun! At the end of this workshop, you will have created multiple printed masterpieces that you can take home suitable for framing, or use your printed papers in other mixed media creations! (A separate workshop is also offered for adult participants - Printmaking Exploration).


Maximum 6 family groups per session (Please register for one space - this includes 1 adult + 1 child)

For children ages 5+ with a dedicated adult companion required, collaboration and assistance is expected.

Please bring a smock/apron and wear clothing suitable for making messes.

Learn more about the artist:

This activity is provided free to participants thanks to the generous support of the St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program and the St. Catharines Public Library.


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 stationery including hand-bound journals.

Through 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.

This event is part of a hub:

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