Printmaking Studio

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Printmaking Studio

Visual Arts Practicum

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Studio practicum programs provide an opportunity for participants to expand and enhance their technical skills in mediums supported by Banff Centre’s visual arts production facilities.

This program offers practical experience in screen printing, intaglio, lithography, typography, digital printing and software, fibre, papermaking, and new technology. Participants receive training in both printmaking and papermaking studio operation in support of their artistic practice.

Printmaking Studio Practicum participants will receive mentorship and feedback from the Print and Paper Facilitator and assist in the delivery of visual arts residency programs and events. Participants learn maintenance and safe operation of equipment, and provide assistance to the Print and Paper Facilitator, in support of artists in residence utilizing the printmaking and papermaking facilities.

What does the Program Offer?

Learning opportunities will arise through workshops, demonstrations, and instruction in-studio training. Individual learning objectives and goals are determined in consultation with a mentor at the beginning of the program. Printmaking is the principal focus of this program, however, supplementary learning opportunities may be offered in other visual arts disciplines throughout the program.

Practicum participants will experience hands-on learning in support of artist projects in visual arts residency programs. Participants will receive mentorship to strengthen their technical and artistic knowledge, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

The regular course of study for the Printmaking Studio Practicum is 9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Participants have the opportunity to spend one weekday focused on independent study, while the other four weekdays are dedicated to supporting the Print and Paper Facilitator, artists in residence, and regular departmental events.

Who Should Apply?

This program is suited for recent graduates of studio-based programs with an emphasis on printmaking. The programs offers experience within a professional organization for those seeking careers as studio technicians or production assistants, or those in pursuit of graduate studies.

Applicants must exhibit foundational skills in printmaking through their portfolio submissions and express interest in papermaking and related techniques.

Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with a special invitation to individuals of Indigenous descent.

Application Fee: $65
Indigenous applicants: $35
The Tuition fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.

Successful applicants will receive a daily living allowance while part of the program.

Application Deadline: August 14, 2019
Dates: January 6 – December 11, 2020

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