Category Archives: The Printstudio

April Workshops

So this month is hopefully the beginning of spring and with that some workshops you may want to check out.

The Printstudio

brian musson

“PRINTING FROM METAL PLATES”

Intaglio/Etching

8 Week Course

TUESDAYS: Apr 5 to May 24

Time: 6:30 to 9:30pm

Instructor: Brian Musson

A wide range of effects are possible to achieve with this versatile technique. From fine line drawings to loose gestural textures, students will learn how to line etch, use hard/soft ground, aquatint and the direct techniques of drypoint and engraving on metal plates.

deliodelgado

“COLLAGE METHODS IN PRINTMAKING”
Collagraphs

8 Week Course
WEDNESDAYS: Apr 6 to May 25
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Instructor: Delio Delgado

Interested in collaging? Then this course is for you! Participants will create a printing matrix using cardboard or wood and then apply paint, glue, leaves, fabric and other found materials to create an interesting surface that will then be printed on an etching press.

“CARVING METHODS IN PRINTMAKING”
RELIEF PRINTING
4 Week Course
TUESDAYS: Apr 5 to Apr 26
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Instructor: Donna Ibing

Exploring the oldest form of printmaking, this course will introduce students to the wonders of relief printing. From the ease of linoleum blocks to the expressive nature of the woodcut, students will be introduced to cutting tools, techniques, and press operation.

donna ibing

 

At the Factory

Production Planning Workshop

Saturday, April 2, 2011
11 AM  to  5 PM
Schedule, budget, casting, locations, performer
and technical contracts, permits, resource
management, crew-up, on-set supervision, and
troubleshooting will be addressed.

Script Continuity Workshop

Saturday, April 16, 2011
11 AM  to  5 PM
Create solid footing to allow for creative vision.
Learn how to break down scenes and plan
coverage, map-out, block and shoot sequences.

Full Series Participants: $35
Pre-production Series Participants: $40
Members: $65       Non-members: $85

To reserve your spot, please call or email:

905-577-9191 / info@hamiltonmediaarts.org

The Cossart Exchange-

Creative Business Round Table
April 12, 2011 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Cossart Exchange, Jackson Square (2 King Street, West), Hamilton

So you’ve started a business! And it’s going OK – Yay!

And now all those millions of questions you have are starting to pile up! Well, have we got the perfect session for you!

The Creative Business Round Table is a fantastic opportunity to develop a more comprehensive approach to building your business. Running for 5 weeks, and led by an expert team (a lawyer, an accountant and a business developer – also known as Marc, Derek and Cory), these sessions will explore a different ‘business bundle’ topic each week including: Market Analysis, Sales, Operations, Financial Management, and Business Models.

Due to the hands-on, interactive focus of these sessions, space is limited to 12.

Limited Space. Please RSVP:  Facebook | info@cossartexchange.com |  289 396 7627

Cost: $50 for all 5 classes, and includes tea, coffee and some nibbles

Season of Learning-Art Courses in Hamilton

So right about now is the time I start to think about the summer, things to do and more importantly courses I want to take.That being said the Printstudio, CossArt Exchange and The Factory are all offering courses….

everything from grant writing to t-shirt printing (One of my past favorites….). Click on the various organizations to find more. Oh and of course a nice image of the day courtsey of the Wooster Collective and Bansky!

ART CRAWL THIS FRIDAY! DEC 10/2010

HAMMER CITY RECORDS- WaxWorks Group Show

Vinyl LPs and 7” singles have escaped the turntable only to land on the walls of Hammer City Records. Talented artists and designers, friends of the shop and Schizophrenic Records, from Hamilton and beyond, have committed their unique artwork on wax to make this a great night of music and art. Expect to see waxworks from:

Stef Bell,Scott Bentz,Chany,The Chew,Jamieson Kilmister,Kate Munn Kruitof,Adam Invader,Adam Swinbourne,Chelsea Watt
Marie Wilson & others from Hamilton and beyond!

Hammer City Records
228 James Street North (Rear Unit, First Floor)
Hamilton, ON

Friendship Shop-Art on The Fly!

118 James St. North
(next to the Tivoli)

Admission: Pay-What-You-Can

Spread some Christmas cheer and join us at the James St. North Art Crawl for a gala fundraising event. DJ Realistic will be spinning music and there will be plenty of arts and crafts alongside a cash bar.

Plus see two visual artists square off in a boxing ring in a battle of wits and creativity and have an opportunity to score the winning creation!

This is a one-time event taking place in the heart of James Street North during the hottest night of the month for Hamilton artists!

HISTORY AND HERITAGE- SLEEK-HAMILTON’S MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE
(cont’d this month)

Hamilton Modernist Residential Architecture 1950-1975 a series of photos displaying some Hamiltonian examples from this era.

YOU ME GALLERY -YULE  LUV ‘ IT !

you me gallery’s xmas collection including lamothe,gugler,loney,kozowyk,ibing,kelly,van gemerden,davis,davis,paxton,inglis,mansaram,mayrhofer,yates, jackson,carley,seepaul,sovereign,ziolkowski,
strutt,duchesene,kanbara,proulx,allan…

SKYDRAGON – Jennifer Emily

No description given.

ART WORD ART BAR -Roger Ferreira and Kareem Ferreira

Roger Ferreira, paintings of Hamilton, and Kareem Ferreira, paintings and sculpture of steel-drum players. Kareem Ferreira is a 4th year student at McMaster in the Fine Art Department. He was born and grew up in Canada but his explorations and subject matter have usually come from the Caribbean, while his father Roger, who grew up in Trinidad, has been exploring Hamilton

Stephanie Vegh-Open Studio

Drawings from my solo show at the Leeds College of Art in October are safely back in Canada, this seemed like a good time to let everyone have a look before they head off to Kitchener next month for my next exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery.

2nd Floor 126 James St North

THE FACTORY – 5th Annual Member Screenings

Independent Shorts 7pm, Feature-Skinning the Cat 8pm Feature-Let Him Be 9:30pm

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-SWARM:  The Annual Members Exhibition 2010

Swarm implies the combined industrious strength of many persons or things; as a verb, to swarm is to move towards – to approach, though not necessarily resolve – a common purpose as a group that is constantly in motion rather than standing still.

MULBERRY CAFE – Bryce Huffman and Lester Coloma

Paintings from Bryce Huffman and Lester Coloma

THE PRINTSTUDIO – Annual Members Show

Various Works from members of the printstudio, pickup a gift just in time for the Holidays!

BOOKS &BEEATS -TBA
170 James St North

THE CLAY STUDIO- 175 James St N.

MELAINE GILLIS STUDIO -126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)

SYLVIA NICKERSON ILLUSTRATION-126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)

HOTEL HAMILTON STUDIOS – 195 James St N.

Between the Mulberry Cafe and the Brain

WACH- tba

Yarn Bombing Christmas Reminders Mulberry and other Blogs!

Ok so the spec has  a nice article about some local Yarn Bombing and how its all about the good vibes, if your down for this sort of graphitti with a softer edge and no paint fumes you may want to goto The Brain on Wednesday nights…. or Skydragon on Monday nights…. speaking of skydragon they have a Garage Sale coming up you may want to check out! also a craft fair but nothings on their website….

Also if you want to give a nice gift go local the printstudio, the factory,  the brain, mulberry, mixed media, white elephant and many more local businesses have gift certificates!

The Printstudio has a lot of nice courses you may want to take!

Also discovered a nice twitter page/blog all about Hamilton! They have some cool pics like this one from Mulberry Cafe’s after dark!

Also a bit of a blast from the past when Atomica Tattoo still lived on James St North it had some amazing art shows! Take a look at a video from one of those, its The Etcha Sketch Master! (fyi the atomica link goes to Petor’s new website/where you can go to see him and get a tattoo!)

Art Crawl This Friday Nov12/2010

HAMMER CITY RECORDS- FRUITS OF LABOUR-STEPH BELL

(228 James St North @ Rear)
Stef Bell’s paintings and art are stylized portraits of people and things real and imagined, with influences ranging from the everyday ordinary to the super extraordinary.

THE FACTORY – NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART

Sound Play is a meeting point for experimental sound art and new media, encouraging exploration.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE- SLEEK-HAMILTON’S MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE

Hamilton Modernist Residential Architecture 1950-1975 a series of photos displaying some Hamiltonian examples from this era.

YOU ME GALLERY -MADE IN PARIS-SADKO HADZIHASANOVIC

New paintings on Fabric

SKYDRAGON – JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY CONTEST

To celebrate the Week of the Child and Youth The John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington and Area is hosting an ART CONTEST / SHOWCASE If you are a youth between the ages of 12-25 here is your time to showcase your artistic abilities.

ART WORD ART BAR -ELLEN IRVING

James North Art Crawl, Friday Nov 12 from 7 pm to whenever.
In the Gallery, 7-10 pm: a new painting series by Ellen Irving about words with same sound and different meanings.
TrioArjento_JBusatophoto.jpgIn the Bar: 7:30 to 9:00 music TBA
9:30 and 10:30: two sets of jazz standards and originals by Trio Arjento: Marcy Hull vocals, Jennifer Lockman piano and Tom Shea guitar

THE FACTORY – 7 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

The Sound of Now Ensemble performs music composed as a part of a transmedia project- 8pm and 9:15pm

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-NEW HARBOURS EXHIBIT

New Harbours: An Exhibition of Work based on the New Music Series at Christ Church Cathedral, 2008 – 2010 at HAMILTON ARTISTS INC., check out the essay on New Harbours’ history by Richard Oddie and Olga Kirgidis

CHRIST CHURCH CATHERDRAL – NEW HARBOURS – ANNIE SHAW +LUNAR WAVE POOL

9-11:30 The Inc is kindly hosting this show, as something operatic is happening at the cathedral… Lobotomy drones and secret whispers

MULBERRY CAFE – SOME LIKE IT HOT-FRANCES O’FLYNN

In the gallery we have collage works by the amazing Frances O’Flynn; Mulberry family DJ’s Bosco and Scooter will be warming the crowd with musical vibes; and you can fight the chills w/ samosas & chilli and one of our signature hot drinks.

THE PRINTSTUDIO – SISSIES AND PSYCHOPATHS-PETER KINGSTONE & DARYL VOCAT

Sissies and Psychopaths will feature collage, video and screen prints by Daryl Vocat and Peter Kingstone.
Vocat’s screen print combine found and redrawn illustrations sourced from Boy Scout handbooks and photographic imagery.
Kingstone’s videos will explore the relationship between expressions of queerness and acts of transgression. Vocat’s and Kingstone’s collaborative collage-based prints, as well as their individual works, will examine depictios of masculinity and sexuallity and will address the artificial nature of the original source material as well as the constructed nature of identity.

THE PRINSTUDIO – WATER-BECKY KATZ(MEMBERS GALLERY)

The Carving Complex is a contemporary study and personal interpretation of Freud’s theory, The Electra Complex; where young girls who admire their father, seek partners who are obvious substitutes for him. By comparing the stylized portrait of her father to those of her and her five sisters’ partners, it will be possible to see how similar or dissimilar they are to both him, and each other. The Carving Complex exhibits both the original wood blocks and each of their subsequent relief prints.

BOOKS &BEEATS -GRACE RAMCHARAN
170 James St North

THE CLAY STUDIO- 175 James St N.

MELAINE GILLIS STUDIO -126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)

SYLVIA NICKERSON ILLUSTRATION-126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)

HOTEL HAMILTON STUDIOS – 195 James St N.

Between the Mulberry Cafe and the Brain

WACH- SAM LAWERENCE FUNDRAISER

All of us at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre and working away to make this years 15th Annual Sam Lawrence fund raising dinner a huge success!

Just a reminder if you haven’t bought your tickets yeat the yare still available in a limited quantity by contacting Fabiola DiVierna at fabiola@wahc-museum.ca

A small number of tickets will be available at the door as well.

Look forward to seeing all of you at the Hamilton Convention Centre on Friday!

Printopolis this weekend!d

In toronto this weekend is PRINTOPOLIS! if your a fan like me of printmaking you have to go!

Here’s a map of the events/galleries and shows associated

http://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116534048047962336199.00048c136fb6ac5be9032&source=embed&ll=43.706115,-79.430244&spn=0.34994,0.96611&z=11

Special mention of the print show at OCAD

There will be Printing in the Streets
October 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Witness the delicate art of fine printing by steamroller! Special guests Drive-By Press will print images by steamroll-print images by Libby Hague, Christopher Hutsul, Alexei Vella, Cathy Daley, Jeannie Thib, Amanda Nedham, Lauren Nurse, Cybèle Young, Julie Voyce, artists from Sketch, an organization that provides programs for street-involved and homeless youth (www.sketch.ca), and more! Demonstrations, t-shirt printing, and small-scale printing stations invite public participation.

Generously sponsored by: Aboveground Art Supplies, Trodat Marking Canada, The Japanese Paper Place, Woolfitt’s Art Enterprises, Papeterie St-Armand, and OCAD University’s Student Enhancement Fund.

OCAD University’s Butterfield Park
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Contact: printinginthestreets@gmail.com

ART CRAWL OCT8/10

SOCALD GALLERY – GOODBYE

As some of you are aware, Socald Studio and Gallery will be closing and in time moving out of the current 244 James St. N. space. The Socald Creative Group will be living on in spirit and other creative spaces like cellars and attics, living rooms, decks and kitchens… this will be the last night, please come out and say goodbye to a very special space on james st. that will surely be missed.

MATT JELLY CAMPAIGN OFFICE -GRAND OPENING (LOOSE CANNON GALLERY)
“Hess And Stuart” by Reg Moore photos

SKYDRAGON – BRYCE HUFFMAN

Exhibiting current works in acrylic and silkscreens.
HOTEL HAMILTON STUDIOS – VARIOUS ARTIST STUDIOS OPEN

THE FACTORY – 7 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

The Sound of Now Ensemble performs music composed as a part of a transmedia project- 8pm and 9:15pm

CHRIST CHURCH CATHERDRAL – NEW HARBOURS – THISQUIETARMY & CHILDREN

8-10PM THISQUIETARMY (MONTREAL) AND CHILDREN (TORONTO) Preform enjoy this sensory explosion.

THE PRINTSTUDIO – (RE) VISIONS SANDRA BREWSTER, STEPHEN FAKIYESI & CAMILLE TURNER

Artists Sandra Brewster, Stephen Fakiyesi and Camille Turner challenge notions of “blackness” and representation. Sandra Brewster’s series of mixed media silk screens juxtapose portraits and silhouettes of young men in “bad boy” poses with imagery of toys and objects typically associated with little boys. Stephen Fakiyesi’s prints of oversize playing cards feature images of black kings and queens while Camille Turner’s digital photographs of Miss Canadiana in and around Hamilton’s challenge assumptions about Canadian identity and normative beauty. As part of the popular James St. North Art Crawl, Miss Canadiana will mark her return to her hometown of Hamilton. In their respective works each artist creates a multilayered space wherein blackness is positioned as a marker of normality.

THE PRINSTUDIO – WATER- LUCINDA JONES (MEMBERS GALLERY)

In this series of monoprints, printmaker and abstract artist Lucinda Jones explores water as the elemental basis for all living matter. Before commencing this series, Jones spent time analyzing several aspects of water, in particular its movements and sounds. This intuitive analysis later became the basis for her artwork. Jones intends to guide the viewer on a visual pathway into the rhythm and flow of water.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE- FRAGMENTS – JACK WHORWOOD

Jack Whorwood has been taking photographs all of his life. In fact, he earned his living as a professional photographer for decades. Although now officially retired, Jack is nevertheless still a photographer. As he says, “You simply never stop being a photographer, whether you’re being paid or not.”

Super Crawl This Saturday!!!!

Supercrawl is a free evening of art and music on James Street North in Hamilton!

Musical acts that will be playing this year include:
ELLIOTT BROOD, CADENCE WEAPON, …BRUCE PENINSULA, LOST IN THE TREES (newly signed to Anti-/Epitaph) , NEW LOOK, EIYN SOF
WAX MANNEQUIN, LEE REED, TERRA LIGHTFOOT, JOEL ELLIOTT AND THIN LINES
ANNIE SHAW and SARAH GOOD, MEAN OLD HAMMER (featuring GORD LEWIS of TEENAGE HEAD)
SNOWBLINK, OPERA HAMILTON
WARCHILD CANADA BUSKERS, HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
ALTOBEELAYS

Official after parties @ THE BRAIN, THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD & 118 JAMES ST NORTH featuring:
JUNIOR BOYS’ Jeremy Greenspan – DJ set
GINGER ST JAMES, WAX MANNEQUIN
C+C MUSIC FEST @ This Ain’t Hollywood
more to come

Dance Groups & Soloists including:
PRIME DANCE, PARAHUMANS
KASHEDANCE, INNER CITY BALLET
MATADANZE, RHYTHM DIVINE
HEIDI ANN CROCINI, TANIS MACARTHUR
CARISSA BOWERMAN, PEARL LALL

Art, Film and Installations including:
NFB SHORT FILMS, SOUTHERN SOULS
HAMILTON 24 FILMS, AGH & TIFF FILMS
ART INSTALLATIONS BY THE FACTORY & THE PRINT STUDIO
KELLY MARK
ADAM DAVID BROWN & more

SUPERCRAWL website: http://www.supercrawl.ca/

SUPERCRAWL Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamilton-ON/Supercrawl/138295686592

SUPERCRAWL Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/supercrawl

SUPERCRAWL MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/super_crawl

Next day on James st North is Streets Open, so this means more events and the street is still closed off!

Also-

Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable item for the Emergency Food Pantry to Open Streets! We will be set up under the big tents in front of New Horizons Thrift Store at 520 James North.

Printstudio Message Also!

I am seperating the messages just to make it easier for people to read….

As you may know, we are in the middle of our “Art is the New Steel” campaign. One of the members of The Print Studio’s Board  has suggested we put on a good show in order to present our Practicing Artists in our Studio Membership base.

We are also going to be starting
The Print Studio newsletter back up – and a part of the newsletter will be a spotlight on a different Studio Member in each issue. It would be nice to have a page on the website as well, so this may eventually happen as well.
If you could please send me your Bio as well as 2-3 images of your work, it would be greatly appreciated and go towards helping out the campaign and promoting yourself and The Print Studio.

Send it back to the info email or to my personal email: paulakrochak@gmail.com , and I will pick it up in either place.If you can

send it ASAP – they are aiming to have this info ready to present for the end of July/beginning of August.