The dust has settled and we are all looking for the equipment to do waterless such is our excitement!
I'll say it again – I really do think you both excelled yourself with the notes. They are brilliant, and I've seen a lot of notes over the years!!!! I've been in touch with almost everyone in the class and our sentiments are unanimous.
When I mentioned in this letter to everyone the generosity of your teaching, how structured and stream-lined you have it, how it empowers those who learn it to feel confident because it's so comprehensive, how you both pitch in with all the worst aspects of print making - cleaning up, helping anyone at any stage- and how we as students don't want for anything when we go to your class, again the responses were unanimous. Everyone commented on how successful it all was and the ways in which they felt they could utilise the techniques.
I know, by design, that your commitment to what you do is intentional but it's heartening to have that confirmed. Linda D
I would like to join your class again at Il Bisonte. Chris P
Thank you for your generosity in showing me a process of printmaking that fits my life style and has given me a passion for printing again. Tamara
I thought I’d learnt a lot about printmaking after 40 on-and-off years of doing it, but the wonderful thing about this medium is that it never stops evolving. I had heard about waterless lithography about ten years ago, and had always meant to try it out for myself, but until I heard about the Printmaking Sisters I had no idea how to start. Although these girls are no spring chickens, (well, neither am I!) they are bursting with energy, ideas and a heap of information about this technique.
I had the opportunity to do a 4 day workshop with them in Adelaide this year, which was kindly hosted by another talented lady, Liz Wauchope. It was a mind-bending experience: we were introduced to so many new and exciting ideas that I found it hard to keep it all in my head, but the Sisters’ excellent instruction and patient guidance helped me through all the processes and I was very agreeably surprised with the results of my efforts.
I am quietly experimenting at home with the technique, with the intention of producing a series of waterless lithos on an avian theme. I have something to aim for: the Sisters run a biannual print exchange, which raises substantial funds for an important cause. If you’re quick, you may be able to purchase your own set of prints from the 2013 exchange via this webpage. Julia W
Wow, my head was spinning but after 12 hours sleep the mental fog of two busy days cleared and I was able to take stock of just how much we had all learned in the weekend. I think we all had fun and produced some lovely results. I particularly like the way the process seems much more closely aligned to drawing than other printmaking methods I've tried. Thank you both for sharing your lovely technique and for giving such a well organised and interesting workshop.
I must say your workshop was the most enjoyable and instructive I have ever been to. Cary J
I had a wonderful time in Italy, Annie, and the weeks spent with you and Robin were unforgettable. Which leads me to indicate that I am interested in your programme next year in Florence. Jim J
Thank you both so much for the wonderful workshop you conducted at Ballarat. You were so generous with your time and information. There was certainly no holding back on the secrets of waterless lithography which you have painstakingly developed over the years. I truly loved every minute of the workshop – even the mistakes I made which you were able to fix! Patsy B
I can’t thank you enough for the weekend’s workshop – it was fantastic. I love this method and want to do more. Amanda L
I do wish to thank you both for the two weeks of tuition and conviviality. Because we had never met there was a risk in booking the course but nevertheless I had high expectations because of the quality of your website, the display of your work there, the location and the little I knew about waterless lithography. As I said to you in Florence, my expectations were completely exceeded. Furthermore we had the bonus of making two new friends. Chris P
Do you still have a place open for me for May 2015? Chris P
(This will be Chris' 5th Florence Workshop with us - he really enjoys being able to concentrate on printmaking for a full 2 1/2 weeks)
Thanks for your understanding and working with me on the course I really value this greatly. Jon R
Thanks agan for a really good 4 days. I learnt a lot and appreciate you sharing your knowledge with us. Geoff
Just wanted to let you know how good the workshop was and how many great ideas were stimulated by the week. You are both wonderfully creative and patient tutors – a fantastic combination for teaching others. Kate B
I am totally blown away and very excited about being able to work with you again. You are a great team and I absolutely loved doing the workshop and was surprised at how much I learned and produced and how well organised and effective you are in imparting your considerable knowledge and skills. Ann C
Thank you for such an inspirational week. I look forward to lots more and am about to peek at your website to see what I can do next. Basia Z
This has been an absolutely amazing workshop! I love the process; your generosity in sharing what you know is out of sight! Thank you both so much! Peta
That was a lovely week – thank you both for your generosity of spirit as well as your marvellous skills in all areas of printmaking, organisation and communication. What a terrific team you are! I have absorbed a lot from the overall experience of the way you do things and enjoyed it all very much. Kerrie B
Thank you again for a wonderful couple of days. I am thrilled with both my books and pochoir. Megan E
I enjoyed last weekend’s workshop even more than the one the previous weekend (if that’s possible). I learnt so much, produced a lot and loved being with so many like-minded, talented people and taught by such lovely gifted women. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to doing more workshops with you in the future. Anne C
Over six days lots of past experiences came together, as well as getting into the swing of things with the waterless litho. The sisters created a “Summer School” package unlike any other that I’ve experienced – it was truly inspiring. Kathie A
Thank you so much for a wonderful learning experience and a great weekend. You are both so generous with sharing your knowledge and encouragement. Megan E
Many thanks indeed for a wonderful creative week. Diana
Julia Wakefield's Watherless Lithograph "Dog and Moon" above Read More