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Getting Inky with Kids

Instructor Michelle Wiebe will lead kids ages nine to 12 through a fun, fast-paced week of learning basic printmaking skills. Michelle will walk the kids through the history of printmaking, and give them a hands-on experience with different techniques using creative means. The kids will then explore ways to create masterpieces themselves, making crafts, gifts, and art that is simple, yet impressive.

Kids will end the week with a variety of hand-printed projects, their own set of carved blocks, as well as the skill to practice at home using basic art materials. Parents will be invited on the final day where the students will host a reception for their very own art show.

All materials will be provided.

Instructor: Michelle Wiebe
Dates: August 7 – 11, 2017, from 9:00am – 12:00pm (five days)
Camp Fee: $225


  • Monday – Introduction to mark making, inking, and printing.
  • Tuesday – Print your own gift.
  • Wednesday – Pattern making on fabric.
  • Thursday – Printing with presses.
  • Friday – Final touches, art show installation and reception.

Michelle Wiebe is a Cochrane, Alberta based artist focused primarily on painting, printmaking, and letterpress. Her work is characterized by simple subject matter rendered with bold contour and line work. With a deep love for teaching, she makes it her goal that students leave her class with quality work and the confidence to continue building their new skills. She can also be found doing collaborations, demonstrations, and commissions. Recently Michelle has completed work for The City of Calgary and Creative Airdrie. She is a member of Leighton Artist Centre and Alberta Printmakers.

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