EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

The Alain Piroir Studio, established in Montreal since 1996, wishes to promote and develop understanding and appreciation of printmaking to it's diffrent publics. It is within this optic that the gallery was inaugurated in 2007 and that educational activities were established.

Through presentations and demonstrations, the Atelier-Galerie initiates it's public to the various techniques and the history of the artform. The studios are an ideal location to demonstrate the steps necessary to the completion of a printed work and are set up to allow students to try their hand at the medium.

A special program has been developped specifically for students and is adapted to groups from elementary or secondary schools as well as Cegeps.

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

In-class demonstrations : A brief presentation of the history and the various printmaking techniques. Explanation of the phases in the creation of printed work. Printing of artwork on mobile presses.
Length : 1 hour

In-studio demonstration : A brief presentation of the history and the various printmaking techniques. Demonstration of the phases in the creation of printed work. Printing of artwork on studio presses.
Length : 1 hour

In-class project : After a brief demonstration, students create a work of art which is then printed on mobile presses.
Length : 2 hours

In-studio project : Students create a work of art that is then printed on studio presses. Techniques are more elaborate than the ones proposed for the in-class project and can include collagraphy on plexiglass, dry point on metal, lino cut and monotypes. The students can prepare their work beforehand or work in the studio and the project can be split in more than one session.
 
*** All products are non toxic.