IMPRINTS…. to print or press a mark or design onto a surface

October 3, 2016 - October 7, 2016
Offered by Sorrento Centre
Sorrento BC

Monday, October 3 – FRDAY, October 7, 2016

IMPRINTS…. to print or press a mark or design onto a surface

with Catherine Nicholls


In this 3-day workshop we will explore several methods of “spontaneous” printing.

For the first two days we will be focusing on mono prints, stamping and printing with some of Sorrento Centre’s abundant plant materials.

We will use mono printing to create quick expressive marks on both paper and fabric and use plant materials for direct printing and resist. Design activities will lead to simple shapes suitable for creating your own unique print blocks both carved and collaged.

We will also be using plant material to “imprint” colour on paper and fabric- a technique commonly known as eco-printing. Using thickened dyes and water based paints will give us a collection of themed prints on both fabric and paper.

Day three will find us sorting through our printed creations, exploring design possibilities and different ways to use the prints you have created.

We are going to use our printed papers and some simple bookmaking techniques to create a one of a kind notebook and use our fabric prints to create textile masterpieces!

A $20 lab fee is payable at the start of the course.


CATHERINE NICHOLLS is a painter, writer, teacher and quilt-maker. Inspired by legends, stories and words in general her work is developed through drawing, painting and mixed media in sketchbooks. When working with textile, she uses discharge, dyeing, drawing, painting and printing – along with more traditional techniques.

Catherine now lives and works in North Vancouver, B.C. and draws inspiration from the natural world, her travels and the people she meets along the way. Stories, legends and the history of people, place and culture provide are the creative raw materials for themed exhibitions worldwide.



Course Fee: $584.90 includes instruction, meals Monday supper through Friday breakfast, and accommodation based on double occupancy.

This course begins with a Trunk Show on Monday night and course instruction from 9:30am-5:30pm from Tuesday to Thursday.

Course Only: $300.00 includes instruction, snacks and tax

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