Impressions Workshop Series – Engraving Made Easy with Eveline Kolijn


$115 - $130
School House Studio

Engravings have long been a tradition in printmaking. Participants in this workshop will learn simple dry-point etching techniques in plexi-glass plates or old CD’s, to create a print with the sophisticated look of an engraving. This dry-point etching technique is non-toxic and uses no chemical process. Participants will learn how to hand-engrave their photo or drawing into a plexi-glass plate, ink it with water-based inks and print it with a mini-printing press to achieve a professional look.

More than one print can be made from a plate. This technique is fun and will enhance understanding of etching through first-hand experience. The first day of the workshop will cover introduction and material overview, step-by-step instruction and many demonstrations of the complete technique. Participants should be able finished a print the first day. The second day of the workshop enables further exploration of printing with more colours and papers, printing more copies of their etching, finishing an etching, adding more detail or creating a second piece. The instructor will ensure one-on-one instruction and is willing to guide any personal project-idea towards completion.


All the specialised supplies will be provided. Participants need to bring the following supplies and materials to the workshop:

  • a sketch, photograph or reference images they want to work from (size: 6x4 or 7x5” is recommended).
  • old clothes and/or apron
  • Rubber gloves.
  • A Notebook or sketchbook for note taking and sketching
  • any preferred art/print supplies
  • Lunch & Snack for the day


Single Tickets are $115.00.

Parent-Child duo tickets are $130.00 and includes all the supplies for a child 10 to 17 years of age and an adult (a parent or grandparent).

Did you know that as a member of the Leighton Art Centre, you can get 10% off the registration of our workshops? Visit our website to find out more about our memberships.


Eveline Kolijn is a printmedia and multidisciplinary artist, who lives and works in Calgary. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2008 and is the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic medal. Since graduating, Eveline has developed her visual arts career through national and international exhibitions and residencies, public art projects, teaching and community development. Her art has been published in various scientific publications. She is a printmedia instructor for the School of Continuing Education at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary.


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