Print Courses

  • Visiting Artist Sameer Farooq learning relief printing with Artist Member Pamela Dodds.
  • Artist Member Pudy Tong offering instruction in stone lithography.
  • Artist Member Meggan Winsley offering CMYK screenprinting instruction.
  • Private instruction in screenprinting.
  • Artist Member Laine Groeneweg offering copper plate etching instruction.
  • Private instruction in monotype printing.

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PRINT COURSES

Open Studio offers printmaking classes, private instruction, tours and demos throughout the year. Our education program is ideal for beginners and advanced printmakers. Please browse our shop to learn more about different printmaking techniques including collagraph, etching, letterpress, linocut, lithography, monotype, photopolymer gravure, screenprinting, woodcut and many more. Not sure where to start? Check out our print glossary.

Health & Safety Update: Please note that until further notice, all studio users will need to provide proof of vaccination (on their first visit) and continue to wear masks.

All courses and workshops take place at Open Studio, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite #104, Toronto, Ontario.

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  • Our education program is open to everyone with or without printmaking experience.
  • We provide small class sizes to accommodate different learning styles and offer a personalized experience.
  • We also offer one-on-one / private instruction.
  • Registration is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis; read our registration policy here.
  • COVID-19 Policy Update: please note that we would not be issuing refunds or credits if a class were to be interrupted by a tightening of public health measures.
  • We are currently limiting educational programming participation to those who are over 16 years of age (permission of Parent or Guardian required if under 18).
  • Have more questions? Please email.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Private instruction is perfect for those looking to learn a new print technique or work on a hands-on project in the studio with one of our collaborative print instructors. We offer private instruction in etching, lithography, letterpress, photopolymer gravure, photo-litho and screen printing. If you have two or three people you want to work with, we can arrange instruction for your private group.

A one-on-one scenario is often the best option for artists to acquire the knowledge and experience needed to further their practice or execute a project; however, if you are looking to accomplish a project requiring specific expertise or have limited time to master the skills needed to realize a project, you may want to consider our Custom Printing Program instead. If you’re looking to bring in a group, please look at our Studio Tours & Demos options.

SCHEDULING PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Each project is different, and we are happy to talk to you about what you’re looking for and get you an estimate; please email us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

  • Sessions are organized on an as-needed basis.
  • Sessions are scheduled with the learner based on their needs.
  • Sessions are dependent on studio/instructor availability.
  • Sessions are scheduled for a minimum period of four hours, at a cost of $40/hour*.
  • The cost of materials is extra and the instructor can offer recommendations.
  • *HST will be charged on the subtotal that includes labour and materials.
  • A 50% deposit is required to begin the scheduled session.
  • We are currently limiting educational programming participation to those who are over 16 years of age (permission of Parent or Guardian required if under 18).
  • One-on-one scenarios do not include and/or guarantee access to the Open Studio facilities outside of the agreed-upon supervised time frame.