What a Relief! Colour Relief Printmaking

June 22 - 23

What a Relief! Colour Relief Printmaking

WEEKEND ONE (2-day): June 22 – 23, 2019  Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

What a Relief! Colour Relief Printmaking

Have you ever looked at a colour woodcut and wondered how it is done?

There are different approaches to relief printmaking, but the essence can be learned in a weekend course.
Suitable for both beginners and experienced printers, this intensive 2-day workshop introduces participants to colour relief woodcut printmaking. Participants will gain a good understanding of the basic materials and techniques, learn how to transform their drawings into print format, how to cut blocks, and gain understanding of how to register and print through the reduction process of colour printing. The instructor will show samples of his prints to shine light on a range of approaches and effects.

All levels welcome

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $341 (Includes $291 tuition and $50 material fee for specific supplies provided by the instructor)

Tuition cost includes daily lunch and snacks. Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package, which includes breakfast and dinner is available separately. Click here for further details.



Richard Tetrault

Richard Tetrault is a White Rock born and Vancouver based painter, printmaker and muralist. His studio work focuses on the shifting dynamics and transient nature of the contemporary urban landscape.

Tetrault has exhibited his woodcuts and paintings in more than 70 exhibitions across Canada and internationally, and he is represented in numerous public and private collections. His work has appeared in publications, theatre works, graphics and contemporary dance. Tetrault’s public projects include murals that bridge diverse communities in innovative ways.

Along with his partner, photo-based artist Esther Rausenberg, they founded Creative Cultural Collaborations Society in 2010 with the aim of developing unique, publicly engaged projects. Tetrault is a founder of the Eastside Culture Crawl in his community in East Vancouver.

He is a recipient of The City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award (2008) and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2010).


Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal.

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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.