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Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™
Seaside Designs
May 22-26, 2024

Through this weeklong exploration at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre and Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, students will learn the basics of printmaking with an interest in marine life from visual artist and printmaker, Nat Cann. Each day, students will acquire new methods of printing from basic and playful monotypes to more practical acts of relief design to the technicality of etching. Participants are asked to look to sea life, ocean flora, natural environments, or what you study in the lab for inspiration.

Example Career Connections: Visual Artist, Designer (Graphic, Game, Interior, Clothing), Landscape Architect, Underwater Photographer

Schedule at a Glance
Narrative Schedule
Location Details
What to Bring
Course Instructor
Student Life

Schedule at a Glance

We aim to spend mornings and afternoons learning printmaking methods at Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre while evenings will be spent in Huntsman labs or on tours. Each printmaking session is to be more complex and practical than the last allowing students to develop a wonderful portfolio of experimental art.


Field trips are a go “rain or shine.” The following schedule is provided as an inspirational guide, but we may have to juggle activities based on weather conditions for each day. The days are full, with one activity flowing into the next, and will include evening sessions.


Students should be prepared for walking as each day we will be heading to locations in town such as the wharf and Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, which is about a 30-minute walk.

Day 1

Arrival/settle-in. Orientation. Aquarium Tour.
Day 2

Research vessel oceanography trip. Monotypes.
Day 3

Relief print.

Day 4

Tetrapak intaglio printing. Copper plate preparation.
Day 5

Copper plate etching. Group photo. Wrap-up.

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