Gather & Print: Printmaking Demonstrations

Explore printmaking with Artist Laura Grier and SNAP Gallery & Printshop during two exciting and hands-on printmaking demonstrations. Get outside and gather materials that engage you, get inky and creative, and learn interesting techniques for how to make prints! 

First enjoy learning all about DIY relief printing with Artist Laura Grier and how to achieve success while printing from home. Explore how to use colourful ink to make prints from gathered plant materials and interesting mark-making tools.  

Afterwards explore SNAP Gallery & Printshop by viewing a virtual tour of the well-equipped facilities that are available for artists to use when taking classes or renting. A live monotype demo will be given to showcase a variety of inking methods and printing techniques to use with your gathered items. 

Enjoy learning about relief and monotype printing and try it out for yourself during this hands-on demonstration. Have your questions answered, follow along, and print at home!  All skill levels are encouraged to participate and learn from professional artists who will take you through the steps of printing and how to achieve success at home. 

Supply kits will be provided. Kits will be available for pick up starting October 5th to October 16th at the Community Services department reception in St. Albert Place (5 St. Anne Street). Monday to Friday, 8 pm to 5 pm, with late pick-up on Thursday, October 8th and Thursday, October 15th till 7 pm.  Please sanitize your supplies upon receiving the kits, to keep everyone safe! 

Age Restrictions: This workshop is for youth Grade 7 to age 21.


Date/TimeCostHow to Purchase
Saturday, October 17
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
$10Purchase Tickets Online

Laura Grier 

Laura Grier is a Délı̨nę First Nations artist, born in Somba ké (Yellowknife), and based out of Alberta. Laura’s work responds to lived experiences of urban Dene displacement and realities, and uses printmaking as a tool for resistance, refusal, survivance, and inherent Bets’ı̨nę́ (spirit). They hold a BFA from NSCADU (K'jipuktuk) and completed their MFA at OCADU (Tkaronto).   

Photo of Laura Grier

SNAP Gallery & Printshop 

SNAP is a non-profit artist-run centre with a dedication to printmaking that has been actively involved in the Edmonton and area communities since 1982. SNAP is one of Edmonton’s most unique and exciting visual arts organizations with a robust programming schedule, dedicated membership, active printmaking studio, and the drive to be an important community resource. 

10572 115 Street, Edmonton, AB | 
Instagram: @snapgallery | Twitter: @SNAPGallery  | Facebook: @SNAP.Gallery.and.Printshop 



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Last edited: September 30, 2020