Upcoming classes



Introduction to Experimental Printmaking

April 9th – 30th, Tuesday evenings from 6-9 pm
Instructor:  Maya U Schueller-Elmes
$190 + tax / $40 materials fee payable to instructor
Course description : This course will give you an introduction to experimental printmaking using plastic plates as a starting point. As a result of this course
you will gain a good understanding of how to use plastic plates in conjunction with safe and easy-to-find materials to create a wide variety of tones and

textures. The course will cover drypoint, collagraph and basic monoprint techniques, as well as guide you through how to prepare your paper and pull a print using an etching press.

The course is led by Maya U Schueller-Elmes, a printmaker from London, UK with over 10 years printmaking and teaching experience in community arts and adult education in both the UK and Canada.

Skill level: beginner / refresher / suitable for printmakers at any level who are
curious about use of plastic plates as a safer alternative to intaglio techniques


Linocut: Relief Workshop

May 4 & 11, 2019  Saturdays 10:00 to 4:00pm
Instructor: Maria Tratt
$165 + tax

Learn the basics of this simple but versatile technique, including using positive and negative space in compositions and mark-making options to carve and print a plate made of thin linoleum. The tools for this method are inexpensive and will be available for purchase from the instructor. Suitable for beginners and intermediates alike.

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Course Title: Printing with Texture: 2-Day Collagraph Printmaking Workshop
Sat. June 22 and Sun. June 23,  10 am to 4 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morosoff Smith

Course cost: $225. + tax (Additional $25. materials fee payable instructor)

This two day workshop will explore a unique and spontaneous approach to printmaking. A collagraph print is made from a collage of a variety of materials glued together onto a plate. The collaged plate is then inked and printed to produce a richly textured and embossed image. Students will prepare, create and print their own plates in consultation with the instructor. The workshop is suitable as an introduction to printmaking or for artists who want to learn a new process. Students familiar with collagraph printing will be able to expand their knowledge and develop their imagery.

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February in the gallery

For the Love of Printmaking:
Two Influential Local Printmakers
Jan 23 – Feb 24, 2019

Betty Jean Drummond and Marijke Nap were members of Dundarave Print Workshop for many years. Their enthusiasm for printmaking was infectious. Both experimented with their craft in response to the world around them. Betty Jean found joy in nature and the environment creating colourful, richly textured works in collagraphs and etchings. Marijke’s work speaks to social inequalities by exploration through digital and etched collages. Please join us in honouring the memory and the work of these two influential and important print artists.

December & January in the gallery

Group Winter Exhibition

Nov 28, 2018 – Jan 20, 2019


Small format framed prints by Dundarave artists are hung throughout the gallery with new work being added as pieces sell, so check in often. Unframed works are available as well and we can ship anywhere. Perfect for gift giving! Gift certificates are also available for artwork or classes.  In January, the gallery is open 5 days / week, Wednesday – Sunday, 11-5 pm

July – September in the gallery

Please drop by for this exciting 3-person show.

Three printmakers explore the conceptual and aesthetic strategies of layering in their current studio practices.  The prints reference ideas, materials and colour. In these processes they either erase and obscure or reveal new interpretations.



All Members Summer Show
June 25 – Sept 16

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Throughout the summer Dundarave printmakers will be exhibiting new and small format original prints. We invite you to stop in to see this diverse range of work including etchings, monotypes, relief prints, collagraphs and more. As pieces are sold, new works go up to create an ever changing exhibition.

Upcoming classes

Courses in August and September

Intro to Etching with a British Twist

Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, from September 11 – October  2nd 2018
Fee:  $175 + GST
$50 for supplies

Course description :  This course will give you an introduction to etching with Zinc using a hard ball ground. The course is led by Maya U Schueller-Elmes, a printmaker from London, UK with over 10 years printmaking and teaching experience. She will bring the skills she has learnt through community arts engagement and teaching experience gained through being part of the printmaking technician team at London’s Central St Martin’s school of art to this course – introducing students to a set of techniques which are more traditionally used in the UK. As a result of this course, you will gain a good understanding of using zinc plates and hard ground etching techniques – from preparing the plate, applying hard ball ground, making marks, and using nitric acid safely through to preparing your paper and pulling your print using an etching press.

Skill level: beginner / refresher / suitable for printmakers at any level who are curious about use of hard ball ground as an alternative to liquid hard ground.

Multi Plate Mixed Media

Instructor: Maria Tratt
2 Saturdays in September 8 and 15, 10:00 to 4pm
Fee:  $165.00 + GST
$20 for materials (approximately)
50% deposit required to hold a spot.
In this playful and imaginative approach to printmaking, students will learn to create unique, multi-coloured, multi-plate prints by combining monotype and collagraph techniques.

MONOTYPES: The Painterly Print


Instructor: Heather Aston
7 weeks Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30
October 9, 2018 to November 20, 2018
Fee: $295.00 + GST.  There will be a $5 in-class fee for inks to be paid to the instructor.
Only 9 spots!
50% deposit required to hold a spot.

How to register

DPW plans to offer a linocut course next Spring May 4 & 11, 2019