linocut

snowed in?

is a pretty popular question these days. It is February in eastern Canada and the snow banks are over our heads.  Despite all that nature has throw at us, EGPC is staying toasty and busy.

Three new members joined in January bringing core membership up to 11. With an assorted range of experience and interests,  it is going to be curious what 2015 brings in way of workshops and projects.  Already we have been experimenting with copper sulphate etching on zinc and had a visit from letterpress artist,  Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print.  She began her career using a Nolan Press similar to the one in the shop.  Tentative plans are in the making for a workshop with Laura. Time to get serious about using our letterpress equipment.

After the success of 2014 Box set Fire fundraiser. (we sold out at 25 sets)  we installed an air filter system in the studio improving air quality.  EGPC is committed to being as green and replacing traditionally used solvents with lower toxic substitutes whenever possible.

Our next planned event is a Spring Open House for the public in April.  Something to look forward to…

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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.