Summer Screen Printing

This week-long class will cover the joys of screen printing on paper with a focus on creating colorful imagery by using handcut stencils, screen filler and possibly photo emulsion. By the end of the week students will be comfortable with mixing inks, registering colour layers, and printing multiples. Whether or not you are looking to create limited edition posters for your bands or business, or make fine art original prints, this class will give you a solid foundation in the technique and information on making prints at home. No previous experience required, all levels welcome.


Students should bring:

  • Sketchbook or notebook
  • Pencil or pen
  • Apron/old t-shirt
  • Scotch magic tape (matte)
  • Materials to make transparencies like: acetate, frosted mylar, tracing paper (we will discuss this in class)
  • Pad of newsprint
  • 5-6 full sheets of Mayfair paper for proofing
  • Rag paper for editioning (Stonehenge, Fabriano Rosaspina, Rives BFK, Arches, no heavy textures, no water color paper)
  • Recycled, clean yogurt containers with lids for mixed inks
  • 1 black permapaque marker
  • Box cutting knife or xacto knife

LSA will provide all other materials.

About Maria Doering:

Maria Doering is a German-born multidisciplinary artist and printmaker, living and working in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, since 2012. She left Germany with her family at the age of 15, arriving in New Jersey. She received a BFA summa cum laude from the Hartford Art School in Connecticut (2007), then completed an MFA at Concordia University in Montreal (2010).

Maria’s work has been exhibited across Canada and in seven countries. In 2016 her print “The Old Soul” was selected as a finalist in the International Print Biennial organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. In 2017 she was selected for the 2017 North American Print Biennale organized by the Boston Printmakers. She is also a 2017 recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts project grant, and an Arts Nova Scotia presentation grant.

Maria has taught undergraduate printmaking courses at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia since 2013. She is the president of the Nova Scotia Printmakers Association, and co-founder, President, and Executive Director of the forthcoming Maritime Centre for Contemporary Print.

Maria currently works from her studio in downtown Dartmouth. A broad selection of her work can be viewed at