Summer Screen Printing

This week-long class will cover the joys of screen printing on paper with a focus on creating colourful imagery by using hand cut 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, or make original fine art prints, this class will give you a solid foundation in the technique and information on making prints at home. No experience necessary, all levels welcome.

Materials:

Students should bring the following:

  • Sketchbook or notebook
  • Pencil or pen
  • Apron/old T-shirt
  • Scotch magic tape (matte)
  • Pad of newsprint
  • 5-6 full sheets of Mayfair paper for proofing (available at NSCAD Art Supply Store or Deserres Art Supply Store)
  • Rag paper for editioning (Stonehenge, Fabriano Rosaspina, Rives BFK, Arches…etc., 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 not listed)

About Maria Doering:

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Maria Doering is a German 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 2007, majoring in Printmaking with a minor in Art History then completed an MFA at Concordia University in 2010.

Maria’s work has been exhibited in Canadian cities including Ottawa, Calgary, Kelowna, Montréal and Halifax as well as internationally in the U.S., the U.K., Denmark, Italy, Taiwan and Japan. In 2015 her print “Enveloped Evolution” was an honourable mention in the 5th Tokyo Screen Print Biennale, and 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.

Maria founded Doering Editions in 2010. She has taught undergraduate printmaking courses at NSCAD University in Halifax since 2013. She is the current president of the Nova Scotia Printmakers association and organized their inaugural print exchange and touring exhibition in 2015. She is a co-founder, President, and Executive Director of the Maritime Centre for Contemporary Print, established in 2016 and planning to open to the public in 2017.

Maria currently works from her studio in downtown Dartmouth.

www.maria-doering.com