Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering – Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity between

Posted May 17, 2017

Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan working on Shared Energies

Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering have spent the month of April in Princeton, NJ at the Arts Council of Princeton. The two artistic collaborators took over the Taplin Gallery space and turned it into a studio space/workshop for the month continuing their work on Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity between. During this time the studio space was open to the public to visit and the artists enjoyed much interaction with the art enthusiasts of Princeton. The culmination of this project is now on view at the Taplin Gallery until June 10th.

Stay tuned for a detailed blog post documenting the project.

Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering - Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity between at the Taplin Gallery at the Arts Council of Princeton

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Workshops at Visual Voice Gallery

Posted August 30, 2016

Maria has a workshop scheduled at Visual Voice Fine Art in Truro, every month until the end of the year. For information on the workshops on November 3rd and December 29th please contact Visual Voice directly.

Figure Monotype With Maria Doering

This workshop will explore the possibilities of the human figure through the experimental printmaking method of Monotype. You will be creating one of a kind figurative imagery with this unique process and the aid of fingerprints, cutouts, drawing, found materials and much more. This time we will be using larger plates than in previous workshops.
You can come prepared with a few figurative image ideas or spend the day experimenting spontaneously with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking or drawing the figure 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.

Sep 27 Tuesday 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

 

Autumn Colour Monotype with Maria Doering

Inspired by the colours of this beautiful season come join us for a fun day of Monotype printmaking exploring all things Autumn. In this 5 hour workshop with Maria Doering, you will be creating one of a kind pieces using autumn colours, foliage and much more, we will explore image making possibilities by inking up leaves directly, drawing on an inked plate, experimenting with yarn, thread and paper cut outs.
You can come prepared with image ideas or spend the day experimenting spontaneously with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique. 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, and anything that says Autumn to you. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.

Oct 13 Thursday 10:00 – 3:30 pm only $75 +tax per person.
30 minute lunch break – bring your own.
Limited space, Pre-registration required 902-843-9464

NSCAD Extended Studies Classes – registration opens Aug. 23

Posted August 22, 2016

Maria is going to be teaching an Introduction to Relief Printing and a Monotype class at the NSCAD School of Extended Studies. Registration for these classes opens August 23rd.

Info about the classes:
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-coloured 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: Sept 26, 2016

Course Code:
ESPR-0124 [Register Online]
Instructor:
Maria Doering
Site:
H320, 5163 Duke Street
Date / Time:
Mon, Oct 3-Nov 28, 6:30–9:30pm (7 sessions, no class Oct 10 and Oct 24)

Tuition: $275.00 + HST

 

Introduction to Relief Printing
Relief printing, you may know it as Linocut or Woodcut is one of the most accessible and affordable forms of printmaking. Techniques learned in this course can easily be applied and used at home and with various materials. Students will be guided through the process of image development, image transfer to various carving matrices, carving, inking and hand printing. Once comfortable with hand printing, the instructor will introduce the class to printing with a relief printing press. Relief printing can be used for creating anything from
greeting cards to fine art prints. Class Limit is 10.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: Sept 26, 2016

Course Code:
ESPR-0124 [Register Online]
Instructor:
Maria Doering
Site:
H320, 5163 Duke Street
Date / Time:
Tues, Oct 4-Nov 22, 6:30–9:30pm (7 sessions, no class Oct 25)

Tuition: $275.00 + HST

 

No previous experience needed, the classes are exciting and fun for anyone!

Colour Monotype Workshop at Visual Voice in Truro

Posted June 9, 2016

Colour Monotype Workshop at Visual Voice

Colour Monotype Workshop


Sat, Jul 16 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm for $75+tax per person
ALL materials included.
Lunch $8+tax extra (soup & half sandwich), or bring your own.
PreRegistration Required call 902-843-9464

Join us for another fun day of printmaking at Visual Voice. Colour 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.
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. 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.

If the weather is forecast to be beautiful we are planning on setting up the workshop outside next to the gallery, in case of rain it will be inside the gallery space.

The instructor is artist and printmaker Maria Doering, who teaches at NSCAD and has taught 2 other workshops at Visual Voice. *Includes the use of a press!

A Gaspereau Valley Printmaking Workshop Series hosted by Shipston Designs Studio

Posted June 8, 2016
Gaspereau Valley Printmaking Workshop Series - Part I

Bringing Printmaking fun to the Gaspereau Valley

Shipston Designs Studio presents:

A Gaspereau Valley Printmaking Workshop Series – Part I

taught by Maria Doering

Introductory Relief Printing
Wednesday July 13th   9:30 am – 12pm & 1 – 5pm (bring your own lunch)

In this one day workshop, Maria Doering will cover various mark making approaches in relief printing. The participant will learn how to transfer an image, carve a block using various tools and ink and print their image by hand as well as by printing press. At the end of the day each participant will leave with a finished black and white block print.

$75+HST all materials included

Reductive Relief Printing
Saturday August 13th   9:30 am – 12pm & 1 – 5pm (bring your own lunch)
After a brief overview the participants will be guided through the process of reductive relief printing. This means the printing of multiple colour layers by carving the image from a single block. Maria Doering will cover several different methods of registration, printing by hand as well as through the use of a printing press. By the end of the workshop, the participant will have created a two colour print.

$75+HST all materials included

Multi-Block Relief Printing 
Saturday September 17th   9:30 am – 12pm & 1 – 5pm (bring your own lunch)
Multi-block printing is another multi-color and multi-layer relief printing method. Participants will learn how to transfer their image to multiple blocks in order to carve separate colours from each block. By the end of the day you will have created a 2 colour relief print with the multi-block method.

$75+HST all materials included

 

Package deal for all three workshops $200 +HST all materials included.

Please bring good cheer, an image idea, a notebook or sketchbook, an apron or old t-shirt and any wood carving tools you may already have.

To register, please contact Maria Doering at 902-719-5007 or send an email to contact@maria-doering.com

B&W Monotype Workshop at Visual Voice Gallery

Posted May 18, 2016

BW Monotype workshop

Sun, May 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm for $75+tax per person
ALL materials included.
Lunch $8+tax extra (soup & half sandwich), or bring your own.
PreRegistration Required call 902-843-9464

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 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 5 different images during this workshop.
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. 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.
The instructor is artist and printmaker Maria Doering, who teaches at NSCAD and has taught 2 other workshops at Visual Voice. *Includes the use of a press!

Layers, Color & Relief – Workshop in Antigonish

Posted March 23, 2016

St. Francis Xavier University’s art department and the Society of Antigonish Printmakers have invited Maria to teach an all day relief printmaking workshop on April 2nd. Layers, Color & Relief will be exploring reductive and multi-block relief printing using Marmoleum and Komatex.

Maria Doering Workshop at St. FX

Maria Launches New Online Shop

Posted February 6, 2016

Maria is proud and excited to launch her new, customised online shop, accessible here. Maria had been using Etsy for her online store for several years, but with their evolution away from handmade and fine art goods her work has not fit into their direction for quite a while. After looking at a few options, the decision was made to build something from the ground up, and today it is ready to share with the world. Please check it out!

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