• Session: Fridays, Feb 9-23 (3 weeks)
  • Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Workshop: $134
  • Age: Adult (16+)
  • Instructor: Madi Phaff
  • Supplies: All supplies provided


Learn to design and carve your own stamps using lino block. Guided each step of the way you will learn the process of hand made stamps. Enter the world of lino-carving by making your very own
stamps. We will discuss products, where to purchase, and how to get started at home as well as offer plenty of time to practice surrounded by other learning artists and encouragement from the instructor.

Our first day we will get experimental with printmaking, what I like to call “Print Buffet”. Explore the different patterns made by a range of mixed media items, such as bubble wrap, leaves, seashells, rubber bands, twine and cork, apples, and even celery! We will next focus on stamp design/composition and get a start on a stamp that is around 3-5inches. These stamps will need a brayer and printing ink, rather than typical stamp pads.

The second class we will learn about and try our hand at creating text stamps. This can be tricky, and so remember that you are here to practice, experiment, and have fun!

The third class will focus on making smaller sized stamps that could be used with a standard stamp pad.


Madi is Interested in all things art for as long as she can remember. Madi began her art journey at the University of Lethbridge, where she completed two undergraduate degrees. While working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Madi focused on drawing, oil and acrylic painting, printmaking, as well as installation art and some photography.
Madi also obtained her Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge and now enjoys teaching Upper Elementary art at the Maria Montessori Academy as well as children’s art classes/camps at McTavish Academy of Art. Most of Madi’s inspiration for her artwork is found in nature, with a specific focus on patterns in nature. “Teaching art and creating are my biggest passions in life. Through time and thought, these creations become tangible treats for the living.”