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!

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

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

Maria in Residency at Zea Mays Printmaking

Posted November 21, 2015

Early this year, Maria was invited to Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, Massachusetts, to complete a 2 week residency and to print editions of a number of large linocuts which she has been working on for the past couple of years. The residency is nearing completion and she has an entirely new body of work which will hopefully be shown over the next several years.

Zea Mays was established in 2000 and is a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices available. Maria specifically sought out Zea Mays for this residency as it is quite similar to the vision for the Maritime Centre for Contemporary Print, which she will be opening in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in the near future.

zea mays logo

zea mays open house

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 contact@maria-doering.com for more information or to register for lessons.

private drawing lessons

block printing workshops