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Winter Printmaking Residency

Winter Printmaking Residency with Hans-Christian Behm

Saturday, March 23 – Thursday March 28, 2019

After his SOLD OUT summer workshop earlier this year, we are thrilled to welcome back Hans-Christian Behm this Winter! Join Hans in his 'Printmaking Workshop for Beginners'. Over six days participants will be taught the basics in mono-printing, lino and woodcut, dry-point and embossing processes.

Regular Fees:
$809 + GST - 6-day Session , Shared Kitchen & Bath Accoms
$869 +GST - 6-day Session , Shared Kitchen & Private Bath
$578 + GST - 6-day Session without accoms

Early Bird SOLD OUT!

Pay Full Fee or 25% Deposit:
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Or Call to Register: 1-800-442-2787

*Additional week of studio residency available for $350-400 (only available with IMA Building accom)

*See scholarship and bursary information below, IMA strives to make this program accessible to professional and emerging artists through providing subsidy. 

*Participants are welcome to use the studio spaces 24hours a day.

*Some supplies are covered, supply list TBA

Island Mountain Arts presents a printmaking residency led by Hans-Christian Behm. Participants will be given instruction around basic mono-printing, lino and wood cut, dry-point and embossing processes, all-the-while being immersed in the beautiful and historic backdrop of Wells in the Winter. No previous experience in printmaking is required. 

Participants will be given the option of staying in the IMA residency multi-occupancy building “the Nest” or one of the other accommodation providers in Wells. Each participant will be provided with 24hr access to large bright art studios as well as scheduled demonstrations, and ongoing hands-on work with Hans-Christian.

Instructor Bio:


HANS-CHRISTIAN BEHM was born and raised in Germany. In 1961 he immigrated to Canada and began studying Architectural Design at UBC, going on to work in that field for 45 years. Later in life Behm developed a keen interest in printmaking and began mentoring under Wayne Eastcott at Capilano University’s Art Institute. He lives and makes art on Bowen Island, BC where he helped to found the Bowen Island Art Council.

Scholarship & Bursary Info:

What are the Selection Criteria?

Based on a review of the application materials and the following considerations, Island Mountain Arts will select individuals to receive scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded through a juried process based on the following criteria. Island Mountain Arts reserves the right to change these criteria if the submissions warrant.

Applications must include the following:

  • Show a commitment to their art practice.

  • A letter stating what they hope to gain from this experience

  • Provide a current CV/bio and artist statement

  • A commitment to attend the residency if accepted


Friday, March 22 - 7pm, Welcome Reception

Saturday, March 23 to Thursday, March 28 - Hans-Christian Behm working with participants 9am - 3:30pm.