Week long relief printmaking class at Sunbury shores

Posted March 1, 2017

Maria is delighted to be teaching a week-long relief printmaking class at Sunbury Shores in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

Relief printmaking with Maria Doering
 July 31st – August 4th (Mon-Fri) at 9 am – 4 pm

This course is ideal for beginners as well as experienced printmakers who want a refresher in relief printmaking. Maria is a flexible instructor who adapts easily to the individual students and their skill level. This class will cover relief printing through the use of Linoleum and Komatex as materials. Students will learn all about carving tools, how to use them, mark making in black & white imagery, mixing inks, developing a colour image and its separate layers into a print through reduction and multiple blocks, registration techniques, hand printing and printing on the press. Maria will show examples of her own blocks and prints as well as other artists’ works to inspire the participants.
In this course Maria will work with you to create your own unique relief prints.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED
$402.50 (taxes included)

To sign up for this course please visit the website. 

Cells, Souls and Personalities Exhibition at Lee Matasi Gallery

Posted February 9, 2017

Cells, Souls and Personality Exhibition

Maria’s print works under the project title “Cells, Souls and Personalities” will be on exhibition at the Lee Matasi Gallery at the Ottawa School of Art from March 8th – March 22nd. If you live in the area please stop in and visit! Works will be for sale in the Gallery as well as at the OSA Art Boutique.   This body of work includes relief prints ranging from 3×3 inches to 3×3 feet.

Maria to teach workshop series in Truro

Posted February 6, 2017

B&W block printing at Visual Voice

Want to try printmaking? This is the perfect class to be introduced to relief printmaking. Students will focus on mark making, textures, patterns and other ways of creating an interesting black and white image to carve into your matrix. By the end of the workshop you will walk away with your own small limited edition of prints.
No previous experience required. Maria is happy to have students of all levels in her class and will make sure it is interesting for everyone involved. It’s a fun activity to do solo or with a friend/family member. All materials and tools will be provided, please bring an apron or old t-shirt, and maybe even an image idea with you.
Maria Doering is a professional artist and passionate printmaker, teaches part-time at NSCAD University and has taught numerous workshops across the province and country.

Feb 18 Saturday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own.
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

 

B&W Monotype Workshop with Maria Doering

Join us for another fun day of printmaking at Visual Voice! Monotype is a very experimental and direct process of image creation through the use of printmaking equipment. You will create one-of-a-kind prints by removing ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, brushes and found materials. You may create up to 10 different images during this workshop. This workshop is especially beneficial if you enjoy drawing as we will focus on translating your drawing and painting skills into printmaking.
You can come prepared with an image idea or spend the day experimenting with found materials. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.
*Includes the use of a press!

Mar 4 Saturday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own.
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

Reductive Relief Printmaking Workshop with Maria Doering

Create your own colorful limited edition mini print with artist and printmaker Maria Doering. Reductive Relief Printmaking is a technique where you carve and print multiple color layers from a single matrix block. You can come with your own image ideas for a 4×4 inch – 2 color print or find inspiration during the workshop from many provided images. You can take this workshop following the B&W workshop or as a complete beginner. It will be a fun and interesting day at Visual Voice.
Maria Doering is a professional artist and passionate printmaker, teaches part-time at NSCAD University and has taught numerous workshops across the province and country. *Includes the use of a press!

Mar 23 Thursday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own.
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

Colour Monotype Workshop with Maria Doering

It’s that time of the year when everyone yearns for Spring. Let’s ring it in with a colorful printmaking session at Visual Voice Gallery. Monotype is a very experimental and direct process of image creation through the use of printmaking equipment. You will not be creating an edition of multiples but instead remove ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, and brushes and found materials to create a single print. You may create up to 10 different images during this workshop using multiple colours as well as multiple layers. In this workshop, we will focus and experiment with found materials specifically. You can come prepared with an image idea or spend the day experimenting with found materials with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique.
No experience necessary. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well. *Includes the use of a press!

Mar 31 Friday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 min lunch break – bring your own.
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

To reserve your seat in one or all of these workshops please contact Visual Voice Gallery directly by calling 902-VIEWING (843-9464).

Maria’s classes at NSCAD School of Extended Studies

Posted January 16, 2017

What a better way to start the year than to help you destress by learning something new in a relaxed and friendly environment? Maria is at it again teaching two 7-week courses at the NSCAD School of Extended Studies. Use the professional printmaking facilities to learn something new. This term Maria is going to teach Monotype and Screen printing please find below some information about the two classes. Screen printing is filling up quickly, and there is still much space in Monotype, so if you prefer less crowded classes, Monotype is perfect for you!

Student Louise d'Entrement's progress in Monotype

Monotype

Monotype is a fun and very experimental printmaking technique where instead of printing editions you only create one-of-a-kind pieces. Each week you will learn different approaches ranging from Black & White to multi-colored and multi layered Monotype prints with the use of various inks, dry media and found objects on paper. No previous experience required. Please bring sketchbook or note pad, pencil, fine point Sharpie marker and an apron or old t-shirt to the first class. Class Limit is 10.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: January 31, 2017

Course Code:
ESPR-0111 [Register Online]
 Instructor:
Maria Doering
 Site:
H320, 5163 Duke Street
Date / Time: Wed Feb 8-March 29 , 6:30–9:30pm (7 sessions)
(no class on Feb 15)
 Tuition: $275.00 + HST

screen printing with Maria Doering

Screenprinting

Screen printing, also known as Silkscreen or Serigraphy, is a fun printing technique that doesn’t
take too much set up to use at home. In this course, students will learn how to screen print
through the use of hand-cut stencils. The class will include exposure to different ways of cutting stencils, mixing inks, registering color layers, setting up the screen and printing.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: February 1, 2017

Course Code:
ESPR-012 [Register Online]
 Instructor:
Maria Doering
 Site:
H320, 5163 Duke Street
 Date / Time: Tue, Feb 7 to March 21, 6:30pm-9:30pm (7 sessions)
 Tuition: $275.00 + HST

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria featured in The Coast

Posted December 4, 2016

Maria was recently interviewed by The Coast Journalist Morgan Mullin about her exhibition Internal Dialogues at the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Corridor Gallery. A kind thank you to Morgan for the “closer look” article.

Maria Doering in The Coast

Maria Doering in The Coast

You can also read the article online, here.  Internal Dialogues will be up at the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Corridor Gallery until December 15th.

Open Studio event Saturday December 3rd!

Posted December 1, 2016

Maria Doering Open Studio Event
Maria is excited to invite anyone interested in her Holiday Open Art Studio Event and Sale this Saturday, December 3rd from 1pm-5pm.
There will be much art to view and purchase. Light refreshments and demonstrations of technique.

Maria Selected to Print Zero Studios 9th Print Exchange Touring Show

Posted November 19, 2016

Maria’s piece, Caress, created especially for Print Zero Studio‘s 9th print exchange in 2016, has been selected by the juror, Jeremy Cody, as one of 26 pieces included in the touring exhibit and catalog for this years exchange. This is Maria’s third inclusion in the Print Zero exchange, and her first since 2009. The exchange will be on display in the Print Zero/Inscape Arts Building, 815 Seattle Blvd South, in Seattle, Washington from November 19th to December 23rd 2016, with the full details of the touring show to be announced soon.

Other artists featured in the touring exhibit include: David Mohalatee, John Bergmeier, Amy Foltz, Jenn Rodriguez, Hyun-Jin Kim, Samantha Tran, Becky Birinyi, Samuel Garcia, Michael Devito, Clarissa Plank, Wuon Gean Ho, Carrie Lingscheit, Kathy Liao, Diane Davis, Marina Montes, Connor Furr, McKinley Smith, Lisa Turner, Marijke Keyser, Bill Hall, Larissa MacFarlane, Hernann Rommel, Praween Paingchoompoo, Paul Monarrez, and Kim Van Someren / Claire Cowie

CARESS

ROC 2016 Exhibition Catalogue

Posted November 16, 2016

The International Biennial Print Exhibit: ROC 2016 at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art sent Maria the Finalist Certificate and their beautiful catalogue.

Envelope

ROC 2016 Exhibition Catalogue

ROC 2016 - Exhibition Catalogue - Maria Doering   The catalogue page featuring Maria’s linocut print “The Old Soul”.

ROC 2016 Exhibition Catalogue Artist Index

ROC 2016 Finalist Certificate  ROC 2016 Finalist Certificate

Maria’s “Internal Dialogue” at VANS Corridor Gallery

Posted November 2, 2016

VANS website November 2016

10 pieces from Maria’s “Internal Dialogues” body of work are on display at the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Corridor Gallery November 2 – December 15, 2016.

About the Exhibition: 

What is a person?
Are our bodies filled with a soul?
Is there a separation between body and soul or is it one and the same?

These are questions that have influenced my art-making in the last 4 years. I visualize what fills our body as a vessel, and interpret its many layers, physical and metaphysical, in my artwork. The printmaking process requires a lot of physicality from me. Having allergies and asthma creates another set of obstacles for me as an artist, but I love the physical challenge that printmaking brings. The more arduous, intricate, and repetitive a process is, the more I become engaged with it. Painting on my prints provides the perfect counterbalance to this method, as it takes hours of calm and peaceful work rather than physical exertion.

This quest for visualizing the lacery of people around me started with first trying to understand inner workings of my body. I imagine hundreds of layers of patterns and textures that are intricate, dense and beautiful. Each portrait of a woman is someone I have connected with over the years. I am always drawn to strong, determined, independent women, each with their own story and personality. Their portraits are what I see as an outside observer, and how these women present themselves to the world. The layers of lacery are a representation of what is below the surface and what the viewer cannot readily see. This combination is what makes each woman who she is and is the essence of her being.

Maria Doering's Internal Dialogues at VANS Corridor Gallery

About the Gallery: 

Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5pm.

Holiday Open Art Studio Event and Sale 2016

Posted November 1, 2016

Maria Doering's Holiday Open Studio Event 2016

You are cordially invited to join Maria at her Holiday Open Art Studio Event and Sale.

Printmaking – Drawing – Mixed Media.

Come visit a local, professional artist’s studio and meet the artist.
New and old artwork to view and purchase!
See how a printing press works!
Light refreshments available!

Location:
98 Victoria Road
Dartmouth, NS
B3A1V3

contact@maria-doering.com for questions and more details.