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FREE Milk Bottle Dry Point Etching: Printmaking – Waitlist in Effect

with Neil Dawson

September 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: Free

Drawing the world around us is always a delight and often we’d like to share our impressions with others around us. We can do this by sharing photographs or photocopies but what about a genuinely original piece of art created through a readily available printmaking technique? In this FREE workshop, we explore milk bottle dry point etching using the plastic from milk bottles!

Audience: This workshop is suited for adults and teenagers 14 and up.

Weather: The nature of this activity would dictate that we will be in the studio to create our final prints. Prior to the printmaking process, and if weather permits, we would venture out and draw subject matter that attracts us, perhaps the detail of some vegetation around the property, or a particular landscape. If the weather is inclement we may bring some vegetation or found objects into the studio to contemplate and draw.

Extremely poor weather may result in cancellation.

Supplies:  Will be supplied by the Leighton Art Centre thanks to funding from Alberta Culture Days! This is an outdoor workshop, so please wear weather appropriate clothing, and don’t forget to pack your bug spray, sunscreen, hat, jacket, a water bottle, snacks, and anything else you may need to enjoy your day!

Registration cost:  Free BUT please reserve your spot!!! Registration is first come, first served and begins at 11 am on August 24, 2022.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

This is a FREE workshop! PLEASE phone 403-931-3633 or email gallery@leightoncentre.org if you can not make it. Please let us know ASAP so that we may offer your spot to someone on the waitlist.


As a biologist and geologist with an intense interest in people, food and the world around me, I have been making art all my life. It all started as a toddler being given paper and pencil to amuse myself. I have had private and gallery shows here in Canada and the UK and have paintings in both private and corporate collections. I have encouraged art to children in Before and After School settings and here at LAC.

This workshop made possible through the support of

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September 18, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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