Printmaking & Pottery: All Ages Summer Art Camp

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 10:00am to Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Online Event: 
Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery TEMP location
444 Parkhill Terrace
British Columbia

Get creative, get messy, have fun! In this four-day art extravangaza, you'll get to dive in to Gelli plate printmaking in the mornings, and then create functional ceramic art pieces in the afternoons.

Gelli plate printing is becoming more popular in the printmaking world as a fun way to explore layers and lots of color. This accessible form of printmaking uses a gelatin plate and stencils to create interesting shapes. Each day, you can experiment with making different prints, and in our final class, we will create an accordion book to showcase the various skills you've learned. All materials included.

In the afternoons, you'll get to try your hand at handbuilding as you create a key/jewellery dish, a mug, and a planter. With each project, you'll get to experiment with adding texture and colour. On the fourth day, you'll have a chance to create a second version of your favourite project or finish up preparing your masterpieces for glazing and firing. Clay, slip/underglaze, glazing, and firing included.

We will take a 60-minute lunch break between printmaking and clay work. Water, coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided.

Please Bring:

- a mask for moving through common spaces (if you are able to wear a mask)

- a bag lunch (if you plan to stick around during the lunch break)

- an apron, or clothes that can get paint or clay on them

Questions? Email Shannon at