Gel-plate printing and collage-making art workshops for all ages
“I am not a good artist, but gel-plate printing makes us all good artists.”Grade 6 student
Workshops for arts and community organizations and schools qualify for grant applications made by Heather.
Introductory workshops are a minimum of 2 hours. Participants learn several techniques for making prints and get a taste for the projects that are possible using the print collection.
Longer workshops allow participants to learn the basics of mono- printmaking techniques and a specific project is created. Participants will create a book or a collaged image using their print collection.
Workshops for people already familiar with gel-plate printing and collage learn more advanced techniques like image transfer and botanical printing, and advanced book making or collage.
Participants create a collection of 20-plus mono-prints using acrylic paint and a variety of texture/pattern makers. Collaged images are made using these prints, and they can then be bound in numerous ways. Contact Heather to book Art and Book Workshops (Manitoba and beyond).
“My grade twos and I loved printmaking with Heather Martens Rempel while she was our Artist in the School. The art form is easily accessible and engaging for all ages. Heather’s instruction was kind, encouraging, and well paced. She scaffolded each step in a way that allowed grades 1-12 students to flex their creativity and experiment at each stage of the process. My students had the opportunity to create and keep a large collection of unique prints that we used for multiple art projects. Heather went above and beyond, providing additional ideas to incorporate the prints into future projects. I highly recommend Heather’s printmaking lessons for all ages!”-Megan Ellis, Grade 2 Teacher