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Air, air, everywhere

Once again Elephant Grass Printmakers presents a brand new portfolio of 8 hand pulled prints for sale.  Keeping with our theme of the four Elements, Air took prominence for 2017’s. Seven Members along with Bob Hainstock, a long standing NS printmaker and painter and our guest artist, used a broad selection of printmaking techniques to create this delightful visual interpretation.

The sets sell for $125 for all 8 prints and will be for sale on our table at Annapolis Royal Farmers Christmas Market, Sat. Dec. 2, or purchase your set directly on our website. Christmas Special, buy both the Air and Water box set for $225 and double the joy. As long as supplies last! To take advantage of the Christmas Special, contact us by email so we can provide you with the discount.

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Reduction Lino Block Workshop with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print

Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, 2Reduction workshop header copy017 10am to 4pm

Reduction method is a printmaking technique when a multicolored print is made with the use of a single block, cutting away more and more of the image in between the printing of each colour/layer. Each layer necessarily fits inside the layer before it. The block is destroyed in the process and a true reprint can never be done.

Over 2 days you will learn the process of conceiving and executing a reduction print, and make your own on a tabletop proof press. Using mounted lino blocks, you will carve a two-layer reduction image. We will print them on scored cardstock so that you will have a 5×7 greeting card to take away. Type high linoblock and paper will be provided for a small cost.

Laura MacDonald is the owner/operator of Deep Hollow Print, an award-winning letterpress printshop in Kentville, NS. She prints cards and posters on her Vandercook cylinder press using original carvings and antique wood type.

http://www.deephollowprint.com/

Workshop Fee:$150 members,  $160 non-members (cash, e-transfer or cheque payable to EGPC upon registration)

Materials fee: $ 10 (includes lino block, inks, paper) Payable to instructor. Participants should bring their own lino-carving tool.

The workshop is being held at Elephant Grass Print Collective, 30 School Street, Parker’s Cove, NS.  Contact us to register or for more info.

Fire! Fire! Fire!

Don’t panic – everything is fine.

EGPC launches FIRE, our 2014 Box Set.  A limited edition of 8 prints revolving around the theme fire, from 8 printmakers .  Take a peek at the prints made by Bonnie Baker, Donna Boyko, Shela Breau, Cecil Day, Micheline Gushue, Janet Larkman, Jane McBurney Racine, and Janel Warmington,

Attractively packaged in a folder and accompanied by a printmaker’s statement, only 25 sets are for sale at $125 each.  Order your set now thru the contact form below before they sell out. Or purchase it at Annapolis Royal Farmers’s and Trader’s Christmas Market on Dec. 6th.

Love under Pressure

Sweet heartLove Under Pressure – a Valentine’s Day card making day!

Sunday, February, 2nd 10am-4pm

In this day long workshop participants will be introduced to basic linocutting techniques, carve a small block and then print either by hand pulling or by press. Each participant will come away with four cards and a carved block that can be reused to print more cards or artwork

Cost: $35 which includes all materials. This workshop is limited to six participants.

Our Valentine’s Day card making workshop is full but you can still get on the waiting list.

email elephantgrassprint@gmail.com to subscribe to our advance notice email lists!

*A ‘snowdate’ has been set for February the 9th in case of inclement weather.

Turning left, then right

Ever have a day where you start out doing one thing, then everything  changes mid-stream and you end up doing something else?  Well, our plans to clean up and prepare for the upcoming annual open house and monotype workshop became a free-for-all print day instead.  Linocut proofs and a series of monotypes flew off the press all afternoon while members tried out the etching press with various blanket set ups and ink combinations.

working in the studio

Will we be ready for the Open House on Sunday, September 29th?

You bet! proofing linohot off the press