Reductive Relief Printmaking Workshop with Maria Doering

Posted November 3, 2018

Reductive Relief Printmaking Workshop with Maria Doering

Maria will be hosting a 2-days printmaking workshop in her studio in Dartmouth, January 26th & 27th, 2019 from 10am – 4pm. Participants will learn how to create a two colour image with the reductive block printing method. All materials included. There are only 5 seats available. Please register by contacting Maria directly at 902-719-5007 or



Monotype workshop at St. FX in Antigonish

Posted August 29, 2018

Monotype workshop flyer at stfx September 2018

As part of her exhibition at St. FX University Gallery in September, Maria will also be teaching a Monotype workshop spread over 2 Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30 on September 19th and 26th. Total cost with materials is $80. Please contact Kate Georgallas to register for the class at or 902-863-0151 and 902-872-0813

Maria teaching at LSA in August

Posted June 6, 2018

Maria Doering is teaching Screen printing at LSA in August

Maria will be returning to Lunenburg to teach Screen Printing on August 20th-24th. There are only 3 spots left, don’t wait too long to sign up. Please contact Lunenburg School of the Arts to register for the class.

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

NSCAD Extended Studies – Screen Printing Intensive

Posted April 6, 2016

Extended Studies Screen Print

Registration for the Extended Studies Spring courses opens April 12th. Maria is offering a unique opportunity to approach screen printing in an intensive two week course. All 7 session will happen between June 6th and June 15th. So if you always wanted to take the class but never had enough time to commit to a 7 week course, try this boot camp approach to screen printing. It will be intense and a lot of fun. If you have taken the class before but want more practice, improve your technique and learn a few new things, again this is a great opportunity to do so.

Did you always want to learn a fun artmaking technique but couldn’t commit to a 7 week course? Join us for this two week Screen Printing intensive!
Screen printing, also known as Silkscreen or Serigraphy, is a fun printing technique that does not take too much set up to use at home. In this course, you will learn how to screen print on paper through the use of hand-cut stencils as well as photo emulsion. The class will include exposure to different ways of stencil creation, mixing inks, registering colour layers and printing. Using NSCAD’s state of the art screen printing facility you will be completing two projects in this class.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: May 30, 2016

Course Code:
ESPR-0124 [Register Online]
Maria Doering
H360, 5163 Duke Street
Date / Time:
June 6-9 (Mon-Thurs) & June 13-15 (Mon-Wed) 6:30–9:30pm (7 sessions)

Tuition: $275.00 + HST

Spring Relief Workshop at Visual Voice

Posted March 25, 2016

Maria will be back at Visual Voice Gallery in Truro to chase away the last remnants of winter!

Tues, Apr 19th 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

Carve and print your own colorful mini print with artist and printmaker Maria Doering.
You can come with your own spring inspired ideas for a 4×4 inch – 2 color print or find inspiration
during the workshop from many provided images.
What does spring mean to you? Tulips and Daffodils? Birds or the young leaves on trees?
Let’s push the last remnants of winter out of our lives with a fun workshop day at Visual Voice.
Whether you have experience in printmaking or not, there is always much to learn!

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

Custom tailored private and small group workshops

Posted October 31, 2015

Starting in December Maria is going to be offering private workshops and lessons to individuals interested in Drawing and or Block printing.
These make a great Christmas gift as well. Please contact her at for more information or to register for lessons.

private drawing lessons

block printing workshops