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’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’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.

Maria teaching a workshop at St. FX University

Posted October 18, 2016

Maria Doering at St. FX University

Maria is teaching a one day reductive relief printing workshop at St. FX University in Antigonish with partnership of the Society of Antigonish Printmakers on November 26th. Registration is now open, please call Kate Georgallas at 902-863-0151 or send her an email kbrown@stfx.ca for more information and to sign up for the workshop.

During this all day workshop participants will get an overview of relief printing and a specific focus on the method of Reductive Relief Printmaking. Each participant will carve an image into a matrix material, print the first layer and then carve more from the same block to print the second layer.

The last time I taught at St. FX the workshop was full within a day, so please register as soon as possible!

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!

Workshop at Visual Voice and Exhibition

Posted August 10, 2016

Summer 2016 group show

Visual Voice Fine Art presents its annual Summer group art show, a celebration of the best of the season.

The show features Nova Scotian artists: Diana Baldwin, Judy Arsenault, Carol Morrison, Twila Robar-DeCoste, Maria Doering, Kath Rutherford, Nora Gross, Barbara McLean, Carol Smeraldo, Joanne Solway, Ellen Moershel, Kristiina Lehtonen, Judith Leidl and Rosa Carr. On display are landscapes, animals, abstract, flowers, and more. The media and techniques are just as varied: sculpture, watercolour, printmaking, collage, oil, acrylic, and more.
A great show with something for everyone to love.

Please NOTE there is NO opening reception for this show.
Don’t forget to come in an see the show, it runs from Monday, Aug 8 to Saturday, September 10. The gallery’s regular hours are: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. Any other time by appointment 902-VIEWING (843-9464).

 

Colour Monotype Workshop

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 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 3 other workshops at Visual Voice*Includes the use of a press!

Thurs, Aug 18 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

Next Workshop in the Gaspereau Valley Aug. 13th

Posted August 3, 2016

Maria Doering Workshops in Wolfville

The second workshop of three in this series is being held at Shipston Design Studios on August 13th. There are still seats left for both workshops. It’s not to late to register!

 

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

 

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

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!