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 Sunbury Shores

Posted March 7, 2019

Monotype Workshop at Sunbury Shores

Maria will be teaching a 3-day Monotype workshop at the Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre in the beautiful vacation town of St. Andrews, NB on June 21-23, 2019. Students will be creating experimental one of a kind prints using plexiglass, Akua ink and paper.  You can register for this workshop on the Sunbury Shores website directly.

Week long relief printmaking class at Sunbury shores

Posted March 1, 2017

Maria is delighted to be teaching a week-long relief printmaking class at Sunbury Shores in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

Relief printmaking with Maria Doering
 July 31st – August 4th (Mon-Fri) at 9 am – 4 pm

This course is ideal for beginners as well as experienced printmakers who want a refresher in relief printmaking. Maria is a flexible instructor who adapts easily to the individual students and their skill level. This class will cover relief printing through the use of Linoleum and Komatex as materials. Students will learn all about carving tools, how to use them, mark making in black & white imagery, mixing inks, developing a colour image and its separate layers into a print through reduction and multiple blocks, registration techniques, hand printing and printing on the press. Maria will show examples of her own blocks and prints as well as other artists’ works to inspire the participants.
In this course Maria will work with you to create your own unique relief prints.

Members of Sunbury Shores receive a 10% discount.

MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED
$402.50 (taxes included)

To sign up for this course please visit the website. 

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).

Workshops at Visual Voice in November and December

Posted October 14, 2016

Maria has two more workshops coming up at Visual Voice Fine Art in Truro. Early registration is definitely recommended as the Monotype workshops have been very popular!

Early Holiday Card workshop Nov 3 at Visual Voice Fine Art
Are you always rushing to get all your holiday cards done on time for friends and family? We have the perfect solution for you! Join us for an early Holiday card workshop. We will be using Monotype printmaking methods to create one of a kind holiday cards that will astonish your friends and family. Best of all, you get to have a lot of fun experimenting with found materials, drawing into ink with Q-tips, brushes and rags, working with paper cut-outs and much more. 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, holiday imagery and decorations etc. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.

Nov 3 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

Resoluions Monotype Workshop on Dec 29 at Visual Voice Fine Art
The year in review.In this Reflections and Resolutions Monotype Workshop you will be developing imagery that symbolizes what mattered to you in 2016 and your hopes and dreams for 2017. While taking a break from Holiday parties and preparations for New Year’s Eve this workshop is a perfect one-day meditation allowing you to look inward and express your ideas through the painterly method of Monotype printmaking. 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. This time we will be using larger plates than in previous workshops. Participants can expect to create 2-5 different prints during this workshop. The workshop will begin with a few simple exercises to help you shed the holiday stress and focus on your reflections. 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 may inspire your reflections and resolutions. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.

Dec 29 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

Maria at Ottawa School of Art as Artist in Residence

Posted August 29, 2016

Relief Printmaking Workshop at OSAColour Monotype Workshop at OSA
Maria is thrilled to have been invited to spend three weeks at the Ottawa School of Art in downtown Ottawa, between August 23rd and September 10th. She will be teaching one day workshops at OSA in Relief printing and Monotype, to register for these workshops please visit the OSA website.  Maria is also going to give an Artist talk on September 8th and finish her adventure at OSA with a demo-day during OSA’s Open House on September 10th.

To follow her project at OSA please visit her blog.

More detailed information is going to be posted shortly.

Collaboration Workshops

Posted May 23, 2016

Shared Energies Workshops

As part of their collaborative residency at the I.C.C.A. Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering are offering two workshops all about Artistic Collaborations!

RESIDENCY EVENT SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, May 31st – Artistic Collaborations 101
(Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants,  6-9 pm)
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to the idea of artistic collaboration, why it is valuable and the different approaches artists can take when working together. We will share our own methods, as well as other ways we have seen artist teams collaborate. During the workshop participants will be paired up and challenged to work on a project together in one of the many approaches. This will be a fun event that anyone can take part in with or without experience. All you need to bring is your favourite “making” materials (pencils, watercolors, yarn, etc…) and an open mind. It is a fun way to connect with other artists or take an interesting workshop with your favourite art buddy!
Wednesday, June 1st – Sketchbook Collaborations
(Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants, 2 – 5 pm)
One wonderful artistic collaboration method that we will discuss in our first workshop is sketchbook sharing with another artist. In this workshop, we will dive deeper into this approach and you will be introduced to different methods of sketchbook collaboration and explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus apart long distance. Participants will be paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other’s styles. This workshop works well on your own or to sign up with your art buddy.
To reserve your spot for one or both workshops please contact the I.C.C.A. at icca.manager@gmail.com and by phone at 902.258.2533
Friday June 3rd 6-8 pm – Open Studio Event
Open to the public!
During this small informal reception, we would like to ask the public to come and visit us in the studio to see the results of our week long collaboration project in residence. We will briefly talk about the origins of our work and what it is like to live in separate countries while still making art together.

 

 

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