Two New Workshops in Maria’s studio

Posted March 26, 2019

Maria teaches Relief Printmaking in her studio in Dartmouth
Maria will be offering a two-day Multi-block relief printmaking workshop in May at her studio in Dartmouth, NS. Registration is now open for this workshop. To register please contact Maria directly at contact@maria-doering.com

Maria Doering teaches Monotype at her Studio in Dartmouth

There will also be a Monotype workshop held at Maria’s studio on May 11th.
To register please contact Maria directly at contact@maria-doering.com

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 kbrown@stfx.ca or 902-863-0151 and 902-872-0813

Experimental Monotype Workshop Series

Posted May 1, 2018

Experimental Monotype Workshop Series

Upon popular demand Maria is offering two one day Monotype workshops in May 2018. Both workshops focus on Monotype printmaking but participants will be experimenting with different materials in each. Now that spring is finally here it will be fun to play with found plant material and experiment with the image making potential of foliage, flowers, leaves, moss, bark, etc.

The second workshop is going to focus on using textiles, and fibre textures, fabric and yarn scraps to create unusual textures and use this method as a tool to create one of a kind imagery. Both workshops are ideal for people who are sensitive to chemicals and smells as no solvents will be used and the inks are the less toxic Akua inks. Clean up will be with a dish soap and water mixture.

There are only 5 seats in each workshop, registration ahead of time is required.

Please contact Maria at contact@maria-doering.com or 902-719-5007 to register for one or both workshops.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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!