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WORKSHOPS

Highlands Hive 74 Hoddle Street Robertson, NSW

9 & 10  March         Caren Florance      Print to Book
13 & 14 April         
 Jet James               Collagraph Workshop
20 & 21 July             Dianne Longley      Drawings to Prints using Photopolymer plates
27 & 28 July             Dianne Longley      More Photopolymer plates & Japanese Bookbinding                   

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March 9 & 10  with Caren Florance

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Immerse yourself in a weekend of artistic alchemy with guest artist Caren Florance (Ampersand Duck) and the Printmaking Sisters. Transform your 2D prints into 3D books, exploring non-toxic processes and mastering the ancient art of Coptic stitch binding. Create your own blank artist journal of high-quality paper and unlock the secrets of turning print proofs into folded treasures and books. Don't miss this no-waste, all-creativity experience!

Caren Florance is a writer, printer, and designer. She has taught book arts at ANU, Uni of Canberra, National Art School, and a variety of national and international workshops. She lives in Bega, NSW. https://carenflorance.com

Cost: $375, including: All materials.
Limit of 8 people  BOOK NOW

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JET JAMES 13&14 April COLLAGRAPH

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Join renowned artist Jet James for a two-day printmaking workshop at Le Studio 74.

Learn to experiment and create unique prints using PVC foam board. Jet will demonstrate various materials and methods, including etching, embossing, collaging, stencils, and more.

Explore the beauty of nature through the intricate techniques of collagraph and drypoint. No previous printmaking experience is required!

Jet welcomes beginners and experienced artists to this creative journey. Reserve your spot now for a hands-on, inspiring printmaking experience. Small class,  all materials included.

Cost: $480 (including materials)      BOOK NOW

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TWO NEW PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS WITH DIANNE LONGLEY

20 & 21 July 

Drawings to Prints using Photopolymer Plates

Using drawings on double matte drafting film you will create two A5 photopolymer plates. A range of inking and printing variations will be demonstrated including intaglio with transparent relief colour, and a la poupee colour inking. You will also be shown how to create background colours on Japanese paper using coloured pencils or watercolours. These background drawings will be scanned and printed onto Japanese paper to be printed chine collé with your photopolymer plate. This allows for printing an edition of chine collé prints with your background colours printed onto Japanese paper using an inkjet printer.

Cost: $470 Limit 6 participants
All materials & lunch included.
BOOK

27 & 28 July

More Photopolymer plates and Japanese Bookbinding

You will create an embossing plate which will be printed as an embossing, and a relief embossing. You will also create a two-plate print, with your colour plates printed in register. As well as creating prints you will also make an A4 landscape Japanese bound book. The binding technique makes beautiful artist books if you want to print images and text on your pages, or with this book, you can tip in your recent workshop prints and add notes to annotate the images.  We will work with A5 plates, 21 x 15 cm. Bring drawings and visual resources to the workshops. You will draw the images onto double matte drafting film, using a range of media, and we will expose the drawings onto Printight KM73 photopolymer plates. Once we have the plates we will experiment with printing variations. And Japanese bookbinding is a wonderfully simple technique that can be used to make notebooks, journals, and artist books.

Cost: $490 Limit 6 participants
All materials & lunch included.
BOOK
Two wonderful new workshops that complement each other beautifully.
During the workshops, work with A5 plates, 21 x 15 cm.  You will draw the images onto double matte drafting film, using a range of media, and expose the drawings onto Printight KM73 photopolymer plates.

Once we have the plates we will experiment with several printing variations.
In the second workshop, you discover that Japanese bookbinding is a wonderfully simple technique that can be used to make notebooks, journals, and artist books.

The emphasis of both workshops is on understanding the variables involved.
There is an obvious benefit to doing both workshops. 

Please bring:

Pencils range HB-6B, solid graphite, pigment felt-tipped pens (Posca pens are opaque), pen and ink, visual resources (your drawings, photographs for inspiration), disposable nitrile gloves for inking plates, scissors, ruler, cutting mat if you have one, Olfa snap-off knife. Apron and closed shoes.

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Weekend workshops held Saturday & Sunday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, breaks for coffee & lunch. 
These workshops will be advised ahead of time, including details such as notes, course materials and other relevant matters.
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