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Printopolis Publication

Read Chris Jones’ blog where he interviews Printopolis contributor Dave Dyment on his essay ‘Short-lived Phenomena’ here. We’re pleased to announce the publication of Printopolis, focusing on critical discourse surrounding the current state of printmaking in Toronto and further afield. Inspired by the 2010 print symposium hosted by Open Studio, the volume considers contemporary print […]

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A holiday update from the Open Studio family to yours.

Dear Friends, Thank you for your ongoing friendship and support this year! 2015 has been another wonderful year for Open Studio. Donors, volunteers, artists and staff have worked hard to ensure our doors stay open to create opportunities for artists and a place for printmaking in our community. With each print, an artist leaves a […]

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Screenprinting: Such A Good Intro

Written by Chris Jones One of the great things about Open Studio classes is that students are permitted to work at their own pace. We all start out in the same place, working on the course-outlined projects, but pretty soon some are speeding ahead while others, yours truly for example, fall a little behind.  Consequently, […]

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Photo Emulsion: Taking the Plunge

Written by Chris Jones In week three, screenprinting class got really interesting. It was at this point that instructor Meggan Winsley introduced us to photo emulsion and exposure, which allowed us to capture photographic quality images without drawing or tracing. The process is complicated and the equipment is costly, which is another reason Open Studio […]

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Print and Learn

Written by Chris Jones   In week two of Screenprinting we graduated from simple paper stencils to painting images on our screens. And in case that wasn’t challenging enough, instructor Meggan Winsley asked us to combine two complimentary images that could be overlayed, one top of the other. This approach, using drawing fluid and screen […]

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Screenprinting 101

Written by Chris Jones Even simple creative projects can be immensely satisfying: that’s a lesson I re-learned last Tuesday at my first Open Studio water-based screenprinting class. Which is not to suggest that all our class projects will be simple. Instructor Meggan Winsley, above, kicked things off by showing us examples of the kind of […]

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My First Printmaking Class

Written by Chris Jones On Monday I joined five other print novices for our first ever Open Studio class. Fortunately, we dove into the shallow end with a 3-hour look at monoprinting with friendly, knowledgeable instructor Loree Ovens. The class was fun and fulfilling and inspired us all to consider exploring a little further. I, […]