2 Spots Left! Print Making Christmas Cards with Arlene Westen

Learn to carve relief prints from a variety of materials to create multiple cards or small works of repeat imagery suitable for framing. Multi-color reduction printmaking will also be demonstrated. Examples will be shown and participants will come away with a clear understanding of the tools, materials, process and potential for further printmaking projects.

Audience: Suitable for teenagers and adults – Beginners on up! 

* Supplies: All supplies are included in registration fee.

Students should bring an HB pencil, kneaded eraser, wooden spoon, paint roller or brayer if you have one! Otherwise you many use the LAC rollers, notebook for design ideas and wear an apron or clothing that can be soiled without remorse.

Students may also wish to bring additional papers than what is supplied with the course, if they would like to try various paper surfaces.

Please bring a bagged lunch, water and snack for the day!

Registration cost:  $65 + GST & Eventbrite Fees* 

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Mon-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees 

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Please visit www.leightoncentre.org/support/members.

For our Cancellation and Refund Policy, please visit www.leightoncentre.org/programs-events/adult-programs.


Arlene Westen Evans is a multi-disciplinary artist, instructor and ‘art-trepreneur’. A practicing artist with over 30 years of experience, she graduated with two distinctly different baccalaureate degrees in art: (Fibre Art with Honours 2001) from the Alberta College of Art and Design and (Studio Arts, Honours with Great Distinction 2011) from the University of Lethbridge   after an initial career in theatre as a costumer, dyer and wardrobe headmistress. Arlene is especially supportive of endeavors that celebrate creative expression. She has facilitated numerous workshops for individuals and groups over the years and is co-owner of Evanescence Gallery and Art Studio in High River. Her practice involves surface design on paper and fabric, book art, encaustic painting, mixed-media collage, alternative photographic processes and performance.

“I express myself through the vocabulary of imagery and through my use of materials. I am curious about the nature and form of many things. It is that intense curiosity married with personal narrative and a willingness to explore techniques and processes that have helped me to understand the world   and communicate my ideas to others.”