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We are a group of inspired, enthusiastic printmakers who founded the Salt Spring Island Printmakers in 2021. 

What we do: 

*promote the art of printmaking on Salt Spring Island and beyond

*provide opportunities for printmakers of all levels to learn, practice, create, and exhibit prints

*encourage learning through workshops, mentoring, and shared resources for all ages

*share our enthusiasm and knowledge with communities at large, through exhibits, public events, and workshops



Membership in the Printmakers offers you learning, inspiration, support, critiques, and fellowship.


The low membership fee of $30/year opens the door to signing up for workshops and printmaking studio days at a lower cost than non-members. To cover our costs, we do charge fees for many activities but we keep them as low as possible. Workshops and studio days are presented regularly throughout the year.


To become a member fill out the membership form.

Then send us $30 by e-Transfer.


Send a cheque for $30 to:

155 South Ridge Drive, SSI, BC, Canada

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Tuesdays -Thursdays, 10am-1pm, November 2 – December 16, 2021 and before evening concerts.

For the past 10 years, a small group of printmakers have been meeting for monthly printmaking studio days, as part of the SSI Painters Guild. Recently we acquired our society status and are now proud and excited to be celebrating our first original print show, Foot Stomping Prints, as Salt Spring Island Printmakers Society. This is a show of recent original prints, created in a variety of printmaking techniques.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols 

Face masks are mandatory at all times in the ArtSpring building. Masks are available but please try to bring your own.

Venue: ArtSpring Lobby, 100 Jackson Ave., Salt Salt Spring Island



Discover the exciting possibilities of printmaking by attending one of our workshops taught by accomplished printmakers. We hold printmaking workshops throughout the year. Both beginner and advanced printmakers will find workshops that accommodate and challenge their skills. 

White Line/Reduction Woodcut Workshop

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Instructor: Richard York

Date:   December 9, 2021

Time:  10 am - 3:30 pm

Place:  ArtSpring

Cost:   Members $45

            Non members $50

Minimum attendees -10 

Maximum attendees -12 



This one day workshop will focus on both white line and reduction woodcuts. For those who have tried either before, I will focus on helping participants further develop their skills. For those who haven't tried them, I will explain the basics and help you get started. The main point is to have fun and experiment with techniques you might not be familiar with. 

Lately I've been experimenting with combining the two techniques in one print. I will bring an example. You might want to attempt this as well.


Since this is a one day workshop please keep your design ideas as simple as possible to achieve a finished print by the end of the day.



If you have wood carving tools, inks, or paper you prefer, please bring them with you. Otherwise I will have various tools, ink, blocks and paper you can use. There are also some available in the group’s supplies.


Download, print off and fill out this registration form:

Pay by cheque (payable to SSI Printmakers) or eTransfer to ssiprintmakers@gmail.com

Mail registration form (with your cheque if that is your payment method) to:

155 South Ridge Drive, SSI, BC, Canada

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  Coming soon in 2022!   



Instructor: Suzanne Prendergast



We offer studio days when printers can bring their own supplies and work on their projects. We have a small printing press that is available depending on the location of the studio day.


The cost for the day is $20 ($25 for non-members) - bring that amount to the studio day.

Mark your calendars:  

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021,10am-3:30pm at the Lion's Club without the printing press. 103 Bonnet Ave. SSI

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021, 10am-3:30pm at the Lion's Club without the printing press. 103 Bonnet Ave. SSI

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021, 10am-3:30pm at ArtSpring with the printing press. 100 Jackson Ave. SSI

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, 10am-3:30pm at ArtSpring with the printing press. 100 Jackson Ave. SSI

Sign up for each day by emailing your name and the date(s) you'd like to attend to our registrar.



155 South Ridge Drive

Salt Spring Island

BC, Canada

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If you do not want to join as a member but want to receive our newsletter, notices of shows or any other notable events, JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

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