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Atelier Circulaire offers introductory and training courses to professional artists and the general public.  The courses are taking place at our Production Studio, at De Gaspe Complex, 5th floor, suite 517. 

To register or for more information, please contact the Office at:
Tel: 514-272-8874
Email: administration@atelier-circulaire.qc.ca
Office: 5445 De Gaspe Avenue, Ground floor, Suite 105, Montréal, Quebec.


Our introductory courses are given by both Workshop Coordinators as well as veteran members of Atelier Circulaire. They are designed for those who are interested in improving their skills, or who are interested in practicing printmaking for the first time. The classes are composed of groups of 4 to 8 participants.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES 2016 WINTER SESSION

DIGITAL ART & PREPRESS 1

Mondays February 1st, 8, 15, 22
Schedule: 6 to 9 pm
Instructor: Anil Ragubance
Price: $165+tx
Duration: 12h

This course gives participants the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to produce high quality digital images for traditional, mixed media and digital printing projects. It will cover the preparation of images, preservation of accurate color & image quality, and file formatting. This course will introduce participants to the various softwares required for the fulfillment of artistic projects in digital art.

 

DIGITAL ART & PREPRESS 2

Mondays February 29 & March 7, 14, 21
Schedule: 6 to 9 pm
Instructor: Anil Ragubance
Price: $165+tx
Duration: 12h

This course will move into more advanced techniques of digital image creation and processing addressed in the introductory course. Its content will be tailored to the group's need, and will enable participants to begin to develop their own personal projects. It will also address the various softwares required to fulfill their own artistic projects.

 

LITHOGRAPHY 2

Wednesdays February 10, 17, 24 & March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Schedule: 6 to 9 pm
Instructor: Carlos Calado
Price: $330 (+material 60,01$+tx)
Duration: 24h 

Lithography is the process of drawing an image for print on a limestone block. It works by using the principle that oil and water repel each other. In this process, participants will draw, write or paint with an oil-based ink that clings to and is absorbed by the limestone. When one prints, only the areas coated with the oil-based substance will hold the printing ink as long as the stone remains wet. Finally, one will transfer the image to paper by running it through a press.

 

INTAGLIO 1

Tuesdays February 2, 9, 16, 23 & March 1st, 8, 15, 22
Instructor: Matthew Conway
Course already full

 


INTAGLIO 1

2nd course to keep up with demand
Mondays February 15 to April 11 (except March 28)
Instructor: Paule Mainguy
Schedule: 6 to 9 pm
Price: $330 +TX (+material $42,17+tx)
Duration: 24h 

Intaglio is a printmaking technique whose invention dates back to the 15th Century. In this course, participants will learn techniques including dry point, aquatint, sugar lift, chine collé and hard and soft-ground etching. Participants will acquire a good understanding of the tools, equipment and the materials necessary for printing with copper plates.

 

INTAGLIO 2

New dates, now in the evening
Wednesdays February 24 to April 13
Schedule: 6 to 9 pm
Instructor: Paule Mainguy
Price: $330 (+material $37,56+tx)
Duration: 24h

This course will allow participants to pursue an advanced understanding of concepts learned during the introductory course, while incorporating new techniques such as two-pass etching and aquatint brush (spitbite). There will be a particular emphasis placed on printing and the use of color. Registered participants will also have the opportunity to start their own personal project on a copper plate (larger than those available for lessons) to incorporate and practice the various learned techniques under the supervision of the instructor.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES 2016 SPRING SESSION

COLLAGRAPHIE 1

Saturday April 23, Sunday May 29 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)
and Wednesday April 27 to May 18 (6 pm - 9 pm)
Instructor: Jacinthe Tetrault
Price: $240.30 (taxes & material included)
Duration: 24h

Collagraphy is a simple, non-toxic technique inspired by the spontaneous creation of images. Using plaster, gel acrylic, carborundum powder, collage, and dry point, participants can achieve rich textures with cardboard plate. This course will introduce participants to printing in both black & white and colour.

 

DIGITAL ART & PREPRESS 1

Mondays April 25 & Mai 2, 9, 16 (6 to 9 pm)
Instructor: Anil Ragubance
Price: $120.15 (taxes & material included)
Duration: 12h

This course gives participants the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to produce high quality digital images for traditional, mixed media and digital printing projects. It will cover the preparation of images, preservation of accurate color & image quality, and file formatting. This course will introduce participants to the various softwares required for the fulfillment of artistic projects in digital art.

 

LITHOGRAPHY 1

Wednesdays April 27 to June 15 (6 to 9 pm)
Instructor: Carlos Calado
Price: $240.30 (taxes & material included)
Duration: 24h 

Lithography is the process of drawing an image for print on a limestone block. It works by using the principle that oil and water repel each other. In this process, participants will draw, write or paint with an oil-based ink that clings to and is absorbed by the limestone. When one prints, only the areas coated with the oil-based substance will hold the printing ink as long as the stone remains wet. Finally, one will transfer the image to paper by running it through a press.

 

SCREEN PRINTING 1   

Thursdays April 28 to June 16 (6 to 9 pm)
Instructor: Cassandre Boucher
Price: $240.30 (taxes & material included)
Duration: 24h

Screen printing is a versatile technique which uses a silk screen to transfer ink onto a variety of surfaces. In this course, you will learn to draw directly onto the screen, to create paper stencils, and to use photographic emulsions. In addition to various practical exercises, each student will produce a personal project to acquire a good knowledge of all the steps involved in screen printing. The student will create matrixes by separating an image into layers, transfer them into the screen, prepare the coloured ink, and, finally, print the images.

INTAGLIO 1

Tuesdays April 26 to June 14 (6 to 9 pm)
Instructor: Matthew Conway
Price: $240.30 (taxes & material included)
Duration: 24h 

Intaglio is a printmaking technique whose invention dates back to the 15th Century. In this course, participants will learn techniques including dry point, aquatint, sugar lift, chine collé and hard and soft-ground etching. Participants will acquire a good understanding of the tools, equipment and the materials necessary for printing with copper plates.

 

INTAGLIO 2

Attention, new schedule!

Mondays May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6 & 13 from 6 to 9 pm
& Saturday June 18 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Paule Mainguy
Price: $240.30 (taxes & material included)
Duration: 24h

This course will allow participants to pursue an advanced understanding of concepts learned during the introductory course, while incorporating new techniques such as two-pass etching and aquatint brush (spitbite). There will be a particular emphasis placed on the use of color. Registered participants will also have the opportunity to start their own personal project on a copper plate (larger than those available for lessons) to incorporate and practice the various learned techniques under the supervision of the instructor.

 

DIGITAL ART & PREPRESS 2

Mondays May 30 & June 6, 13, 20 (6 to 9 pm)
Instructor: Anil Ragubance
Price: $120.15 (taxes & material included)
Duration: 12h

This course will move into more advanced techniques of digital image creation and processing addressed in the introductory course. Its content will be tailored to the group's need, and will enable participants to begin to develop their own personal projects. It will also address the various softwares required to fulfill their own artistic projects.

REGISTERING TO INTRODUCTORY COURSES

Please note that each course entitles to one additional day of work at our Production Studio. These days must be taken during the Fridays at the Studio and booked in advance with your specific workshop manager (screenprinting, intaglio, lithography, digital,...).

To register for a class or for more information, please contact administration@atelier-circulaire.qc.ca.

PAYMENT

The total price including course and material must be paid in full at time of registration.

Accepted payment methods include checks, cash, debit and credit cards (Mastercard and Visa). Credit and debit card payments can be made on site or by phone.

CANCELLATION

If you wish to cancel a registration, please do so as soon as possible so that we can assign your place to someone else. Registration fees of $25 will be charged if you cancel your registration less than 7 before the first course. In case of cancellation of the course by Atelier Circulaire, your payment will be refunded in full.


ADVANCED training courses

These courses are provided by specialized guest trainers and are intended for professional artists or artists in the process of professionalization, creators and cultural workers. This program is brought to us in part by Emploi Quebec, and is open to residents and workers of the Island of Montreal that meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Artist
  • Self-employed
  • Seeking work, or
  • Employed by a company whose payroll is less than $ 1 million

 

Note that the cost of each course includes the required material.

 

2016 WINTER SESSION

COLLAGRAPHY 2

Saturdays January 30 & February 27, 9:30 am to 4:45 pm
Wednesdays February 3, 10, 17, 6 to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Jacinthe Tétrault
Price: $140+tx (value $457+tx)
Duration: 24h

This course aims to improve the quality of participants' collagraphy prints, developing both the gestures and reflexes of the artist-printer, as well as the visual acuity and touch required at each stage of work. Tips and tricks will be given to succeed in producing prints of one or more colors, of single or multiple passages, and of a diptych or triptych presentation. Each class will offer points of information with technical demonstration on color, transparencies, Aqua wash inks (Charbonnelle, water washable), and paper, as well as constraints and versatility of materials and matrices. Participants may also submit topics they wish to discuss. Personalized monitoring will identify the technical problems to be solved while promoting an achievement of objectives.

Prerequisite: 
Collagraphy 1 or a good knowledge in collagraphy. Participants should bring previously conceived matrix.

 

 

TRADITIONAL TYPOGRAPHY

Thursdays February 4, 11, 18, 25 & March 3, 10, 17, 24
Schedule: 6 to 9 pm
Instructor: Martin Dufour
Price: $140+tx (value $527+tx)   
Duration: 24h

During this course, participants will learn to set a pre-composed short text with traditional typography and embossing. The course instructor will provide technical and practical advice, as well as some historical notions and contextualization.

 

 

LINOCUT 

Mondays February 15, 22, 29 & March 7, 14, 21
Schedule: 6 to 9 pm
Instructor: Kathryn Delaney
Price: $110+tx (value $370+tx)   
Duration: 18h

Linocut is a relief printing technique akin to woodcut. It was employed for the first time by the German Expressionist artists of Die Brüke (The Bridge). Individually, participants will be invited to explore the soft surface of the medium and the amazing versatility of its techniques as a solid. They will be encouraged to draw from a rich repertoire of artistic creations or their own personal stories to translate their aesthetic expectations into original linocuts.

 

 

COLLAGRAPHY: THE PLATE

Saturdays March 5, 12, 19 & April 2
Schedule: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Talleen Hacikyan
Price: $140+tx (value $457+tx)  
Duration: 24h

Collagraphy is essentially an experimental printmaking technique that involves making a print from a collage.  Different plate materials create unique effects and allow for additional mark-making methods to combine with collage.  Plastic wipes white and is excellent for drypoint.  Cardboard can be torn or incised. Aluminum is an easy-to-cut base for shaped plates. Canvas board and chipboard create unusual textures. This workshop covers the basics of collagraphy with an emphasis on exploring these different plate materials.  We will print with Akua fume-free water based inks and modifiers. All levels welcome.
English and French.

 

 

SCREEN PRINTING 1   

Wednesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24 & March 2nd, 9, 16
Schedule: 6 to 9 pm
Instructor: Hamie Robitaille
Price: $125+tx (value $436+tx)
Duration: 21h

Screen printing is a technique that uses stencils with a silk screen matrix to transfer the ink onto the paper medium. In this course, participants will learn to draw directly onto the silk, to use casting paper stencils, and to use photographic emulsions. Working from sketches and models, participants will learn to separate images in layers, to transfer them on the silk screen, and to prepare colours for print. By the end of the course, each participant will have a good knowledge of the process through the completion of screen printing projects.

 

 

SCREEN PRINTING 2

New!
Tuesdays March 8 to May 3rd 2016
Schedule: 6 to 9 pm
Instructor: Cassandre Boucher
Price: $155+tx (value $484.32+tx)
Duration: 27h

This course allows participants to deepen their knowledge of different approaches addressed during the course Screen Printing 1. It will allow participants to experiment with mixing colors, transparency and varnishes, registration techniques, and printing on various media. Each participant will expand their familiarity with the scanner and Photoshop to produce high contrast and dithered images.

Prerequisite:
Screen Printing 1 or sufficient screen printing experience.

 

 

ENGRAVING AS A MANNER OF DRAWING  

Thursdays February 4, 11, 18 & 25
Schedule: 6 to 9 pm
Instructor: René Donais
Price: $80+tx (value $272+tx)  
Duration: 12h

This course will address the various processes that allows the participant to render the subtleties of drawing into intaglio engraving, taking inspiration from the 18th Century art "a la sanguine". Although made obsolete by lithography, the method nonetheless offers interesting resources for artists interested in drawing on metal. Technical tips related to soft ground, aquatint wash, and roller use will be approached from the perspective of engraving as manner of drawing.

 

 

MAROUFLAGE

Saturday March 12, 9am-5pm & Sunday 13, 9am-12pm
Instructor: Adeline Rognon
Price: $70+tx (value $189+tx)    
Duration: 10h

The ancient technique of marouflage consists of gluing paper or canvas onto a heavier media so as to increase its conservation potential. It allows participants to present paper works including drawings, engravings, charcoal sketches, digital prints, etc. in other ways than glass mounts or portfolios. The paper mount becomes the frame. Participants will study how the materials, glues, papers and other media interact to allow optimal results.

Prerequisite:
Participants must bring their own works and provide their dimensions to the teacher before the start of the course for adequate supplied materials.

REGISTERING TO ADVANCED TRAINING COURSES

To register, please complete this form (PDF, 145 KB) and send it to administration@atelier-circulaire.qc.ca so we can verify your eligibility.

Individuals who do not meet these criteria may still follow these courses by paying their real value. Given the pre-established guidelines, we can only accept a small number of special requests. Please contact us for more information.

Payment

The total price must be paid in full at time of registration. Note that the cost of each course includes the required material.

Accepted payment methods include checks, cash and credit cards (Mastercard and Visa). Credit card payments can be made on site or by phone.

Cancellation

If you wish to cancel a registration, please do so as soon as possible so that we can assign your place to someone else. If a participant wishes to cancel their registration and does not provide 7 days notice before the first course, an administrative fee of $25 will be charged. In case of cancellation of the course by Atelier Circulaire, your payment will be refunded in full.


The objective of the Emerging Artists of Printmaking program is to foster the integration and training of young artists into a professional practice in printed arts, and to enable young emerging artists to participate in the daily practice of artists, masters and experienced printers. Thanks to a grant from Forum Jeunesse de l’Île de Montréal, will are offering bursaries for classes and residencies for 2015 and 2016 at Atelier Circulaire.

Available bursaries:
Introductory Courses
- 5 bursaries that cover 100% of costs. 
- 6 bursaries that cover 50% of costs.

Training Courses
- 6 bursaries that cover 100% of costs.
- 10 bursaries that cover 50% of costs. 

See all the conditions

on how to apply

here

Residencies
- 6 bursaries of one month
- 4 bursaries of 3 months
- 5 bursaries of 12 months

Requirements: To be 35 years of age and under and a resident of Montreal


 

Atelier Circulaire conducts guided group tours by appointment (adults and students of all levels) led by professional artists.  Participants may visit the studio, view various printing technique demonstrations and browse artist portfolios and archives.

GUIDED TOURS

This visit consists of an hour tour of our studio (intaglio, serigraphy and lithography) and gallery, and a presentation of various prints and artist books.  

DEMONSTRATIONS

This two-hour workshop consists of a guided tour of our studio (intaglio, serigraphy and lithography) and gallery, and a demonstration of intaglio, serigraphy or lithography. 

ANIMATED WORKSHOPS

This half-day activity allows a group subdivided into 2-3 persons to participate in the creation of collective artworks. 

 

For rate informations,
please contact info@atelier-circulaire.qc.ca