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Talleen Hacikyan

Visual arts


Talleen Hacikyan

Talleen Hacikyan earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Fine Arts Education from Université du Québec à Montréal. She was awarded First Prize at the Loto-Quebec Printmaking Competition and Pratt and Whitney Canada's Pierre Henry Prize for visual artists. Talleen has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Canada and internationally. Her works are found in major private and public collections, such as Alcan, Domtar and The National Bank of Canada. She has taught printmaking in art institutions, printmaking studios and schools across Quebec since 1985. ln 2003, she taught woodcut printing to Inuit artists in Nunavik.

Proposed approach and type of activities

Through observation and practice, students will appreciate the unique qualities of printmaking. Creating an image on a plate, inking it and printing it onto paper produces a very different image than drawing or painting directly onto paper. In this workshop, students will explore texture, line, tonality, composition and superposition.

  • At the elementary level, Talleen Hacikyan presents a brief portfolio of her prints, highlighting different techniques, and talking about the artistic process. She demonstrates how to print a linocut. Students create a monotype print that combines Styrofoam printing with printing objects by hand. They learn how to number, sign and give a title to their monoprint.
  • At the high-school level, the artist presents a portfolio of her prints. With a mini printing press she demonstrates how she prints a colIagraph. She talks about the artist's profession and the craft of the master printer. Students create a monoprint which they print themselves on the press. They learn how to number, sign and give a title to their monoprint.

Other examples of activities

The monoprint workshop can be adapted to many themes. Examples:

  • Dinosaurs
  • Fish
  • Reptiles
  • Insects
  • Animals
  • The Middle Ages
  • Prehistoric cave art
  • Inuit art
  • African masks

The print is a versatile medium that can be used creatively in different contexts. Examples:

  • Greeting cards
  • Illustrations for a poem or a text
  • Collective book

Special conditions

The workshop requires various specialized materials at an approximate cost of $10 per group, as well as access to a sink in the classroom or nearby.

For information

Talleen Hacikyan
Phone : 514 485-2962
Email :

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All levels

Available in

In every regions

Other language(s)

French, Spanish

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