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Printmaking Workshops: Casual Classes Monday and Friday at The SHAC Robertson
Fibre Arts Ballarat: Printmaking with texture and colour 1 - 7 April 2020
Whanganui Fibre Arts New Zealand: Contemporary Aluminium Etching 19 - 25 April 2020
Grampians Brushes 12 - 17 September 2020
Printmaking at The SHAC
Casual Classes Monday & Friday 9 - 2
The SHAC, 74 - 76 Hoddle St Robertson
Learn how to create your own hand made prints.
Explore safer printmaking practices.
This workshop is for beginners and experienced printmakers and artists.
Small classes with plenty of attention. Basic materials are supplied.
5 hours tuition $60
Fibre Arts Ballarat
Printmaking with texture and colour
1 - 7 April 2020
This is a ‘hands on’ workshop of Printmaking Sisters’ new technique using waterless lithography in combination with collagraphy to create beautifully coloured prints.
This course has something for everyone, beginners to experienced printmakers. During the course you can expect to master many of Waterless Lithography’s amazing techniques and have some interesting works to take home.
At the outset we make our Waterless Lithographic key plates. The next exciting step is to construct the collagraph plates. These are built up by applying and/or gluing a variety of media to create texture and tone. In our case we will be using a lightweight metal plate. When the plate is dry we apply coloured printmaking inks to this plate before printing. Using the ‘a la poupée’ technique and stencilling we achieve a multi-coloured plate which will sit beautifully under the key plate when printed.
Bookings and further information at Fibre Arts
Fibre Arts New Zealand: Whanganui
Contemporary Aluminium Etching 20 - 25 April 2020
This is a course suitable for artists and enthusiasts at any level of knowledge from newcomers to experienced printmakers.
Learn how to create your own stunning impressions with colour, tone and texture.
Follow our practical guidance and take your imagery to another level with this environmentally friendly way of creating an etched plate.
Our detailed notes and instruction on all components of the course are provided.
As well as the basics Robin and Annie will demonstrate various useful techniques for getting interesting effects such as soft ground and marbled plates.
Demonstrations of regular inking and instruction on the inking technique known as ‘a la poupee’ where various colours are added to the plate before printing will be used.
Grampians Brushes 2020
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TWO DAY COURSE 12 & 13 September
Pochoir or stencil: During the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras, stencilling was rejuvenated by the French. It’s roots go back to Egyptian times. Australian Margaret Preston created many iconic stencils.
Drypoint: An intaglio technique where marks are scratched directly into the plate. The burr thrown up by the needle gives the print a velvety appearance.
FOUR DAY COURSE 14 - 17 September
Waterless Lithography with Collagraph: This technique enables the artist to create a lithographic image in a swift and effortless manner. The process is far less toxic than traditional lithography.
We show you how to make a collagraph plate which will register perfectly while enhancing your key plate with colour.