Art is a powerful form of communication, and prints are a great example of artists creatively conveying meaningful messages. In this full day workshop, students will work in pairs to make an edition of prints that share their own messages with the world. Starting with a brief introduction to the history of contemporary printmaking by activists and artists alike, students spend the rest of the day drawing text- and image-based designs, mixing colours and making an edition of thought-provoking prints.
Linoleum block printing or screen printing options available. Students are welcome to bring t-shirts or tote bags to screen on. With advance notice, Oakville Galleries can also supply fabric patches for this purpose.
The Arts (Visual Arts, Media Arts); English (Media Studies); Canadian and World Studies (Civics and Citizenship, Politics in Action)
Programs are available weekdays throughout the academic year. Oakville Galleries can regularly accommodate bookings for two groups or a total of 60 students at once—three groups of up to 85 students can be booked with advance notice. Early booking is encouraged. There is a minimum registration of 25 students per group (or the equivalent registration fee) to secure a registration for your school.
To book a program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.844.4402 x26. Programs should be booked at least three weeks in advance. To request a booking, teachers should include the total expected number of students, grade level(s), school name, school address, program title, and three preferred dates for the program.
Once booked, you will receive a confirmation form for your booking outlining the number of groups and estimated fees, along with a field trip kit and a map of where to find us.