Print Workshops

Learn more about a particular printmaking technique by joining one of our Print Workshops. There are workshops for every skill level including relief and intaglio printing, screen-printing, eco-printing, digital processes and drawing for printmaking and hand-made paper.

Many techniques are simple enough to be continued at home or in a shared studio space, with a focus on sustainable, non-toxic materials.

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Workshops 2024

Workshop 2024

Beth Serjeant | Building Books

Saturday, 4 May 2024 | 9:00am–12:00pm | $85

Saturday, 4 May 2024 | 1:00pm–4:00pm | $85

Embrace the tactile and immersive technique of unique book arts.

From master bookmaker Beth Serjeant, you’ll learn three bookbinding techniques, starting with a simple concertina structure. You’ll then be guided on how to make a basic pamphlet style booklet with various innovations and a storage box. Your final creation will be an index book, personally developed by Beth herself.

A selection of card and papers will be provided although you are welcome to bring along any special paper or discarded prints that you would like to use. All other materials provided.

Book early to avoid disappointment! Age: 16 +

What to bring:
– All materials and equipment provided
– You can bring any paper, card or discarded prints to use (optional) Read More

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Celia Walker | Mark-making with Carborundum

Saturday, 4 May 2024 | 9:00am–12:00pm | $85

Saturday, 4 May 2024 | 1:00pm–4:00pm | $85

Learn how to make painterly marks using the versatile medium of carborundum.

During this hands-on workshop you’ll explore the deep, velvety tonal range that can be achieved with carborundum gel. You’ll also have the opportunity to experiment with layering your carborundum plates with various techniques that make impressions directly from the surrounding environment. Everyday materials such as rough concrete to delicate ferns will be used to create unique background effects, using offset and frottage techniques.

Various found surfaces will be used to create underlying textures for the carborundum prints and, if weather permits, participants will be able to print directly from surfaces around the Corban Estate.

By then end of the workshop you’ll come away with a set of two to three finished prints and an understanding of experimental ways of mark-making and building up layers.

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners and for experienced printmakers who are interested in trying some alternative techniques.Read More

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Jessie Kanji | Ink, Fabric, Action! Intro to Silk-Screen Printing

Saturday, 4 May 2024 | 9:00am–12:00pm | $85

Saturday, 4 May 2024 | 1:00pm–4:00pm | $85

Gain an insight into colour theory, pattern making, and the ancient craft of silk-screen printing with Jessie Kanji.

Using eco-friendly water based PERMASET® inks, you’ll acquire the expertise to blend a wide array of hues, learning about complimentary colours. A selection of pre-exposed screens will be available for you to print using your chosen colour palette. You’ll explore the intricate process of layering patterns, to produce unique original prints on textiles.

Jessie will guide you through applying the ink to the screen, pulling a squeegee, and heat fixing the ink to the fabric to ensure the permanence of the ink, resulting in long-lasting, wearable art.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll have several items of colourful clothing and textiles to take away with you.

This fun workshop is suitable for beginners and is likely to sell out fast. There are only 12 spaces so book now! Age: 16 + Read More

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Levon Parker | Intro to Linocut

Saturday, 4 May 2024 | 9:00am–12:00pm | $85

Saturday, 4 May 2024 | 1:00pm–4:00pm | $85

Be immersed in this exciting introduction to the art of linocut printing.

Local linocut artist Levon Parker will guide you through the process of lino cutting techniques, exploring a range of mark making and textures that can be achieved.

You’ll start by transferring your design to a piece of linoleum and learn how to safely use the tools to carve your design. You’ll then learn how to ink the block using Speedball’s non-toxic fabric ink that is solvent free and easy to clean up. You’ll be printing directly onto fabric using a press and hand burnishing. Bring along your clothing of choice–cotton t-shirts are best!

Take home your original upcycled clothing items as well as your carved lino block,that can be printed again and again on both textiles and paper.

This workshop is designed for compete beginners and Levon will give you a full materials list, tips and tricks so you can continue this exciting process at home.

All materials provided, just bring a simple design to carve and prepare to get inky! Read More

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Jenny Robinson | Masterclass: Traditional Japanese Seaming and Backing Techniques to Extend your Practice

Sunday, 5 May 2024 | 1:00pm–4:00pm |$85

Jenny Robinson is known for her large-scale dry points and installations on Japanese paper.

Her choice of materials, and her use of Gampi (a silky-smooth, tissue-like Japanese paper with natural sizing that reduces the absorption of ink) in particular, form the central core of her work, with which she celebrates the material qualities of Gampi, emphasizing its strength and durability, its fragility, translucency, and weightlessness, which intentionally creates a juxtaposition between her subject matter and the material it is printed on.

This intimate three-hour demonstration will cover the preparation of traditional wheat paste (jin shofu) followed by how to handle and print on damp Gampi tissue. This will then be followed by how to seam prints together to create larger works, and the backing techniques traditionally used in Japanese scroll making to strengthen and support works seamed together. Examples of Robinson’s work on Gampi will be used throughout the demonstration.

Finally, Robinson will demonstrate how to paste the seamed and backed print to a board in the traditional manner, to dry and flatten the print.

This is a spectacle not to be missed! Seats are limited–book now!

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Emma Kitson | Screen Printing with DIY Inks from Reclaimed Pigments

Sunday, 5 May 2024 | 9:00am–12:00pm | $85

Sunday, 5 May 2024 | 1:00pm–4:00pm | $85

Learn to screen-print using your own ink made from reclaimed and foraged pigments with artist Emma Kitson.

This workshop covers how to reclaim pigments from nature, discarded makeup and old art supplies, how to make “ink” with rice flour paste and various pigments,and how to make a stencil to screen print onto paper.

You can BYO pigments such as whenua, watercolour, gouache, mica, powder makeup, however they will need to be finely ground enough to pass through the screen.

Don’t miss out–this one will sell out fasts! All levels welcome. Age: 16 +

What to bring:

– Apron, or old clothes they don’t mind getting inky.

– BYO pigments such as whenua, watercolour, gouache, mica, powder makeup (optional).

– Drawings of stencils you’d like to make. Read More

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Mark Alister Raymer | Pronto Plate

Sunday, 5 May 2024 | 9:00am–12noon | $85

Sunday, 5 May 2024 | 1:00pm–4:00pm | $85

Discover a fun and easy way to transfer your photographs and drawings directly into prints.

Pronto plate offers an accessible approach to lithography using polyester plate. During this workshop you’ll be guided through the planographic printing process starting with how to transfer photographic and graphic imagery onto the plate and with a standard laser printer and rework the image with a range of markers, pens and crayons.

You’ll then dampen the plate with a sponge and water and, using oil-based inks, roll on the ink with a brayer before printing it on a small intaglio press. At the end of the workshop, you’ll come away with a small edition of your print and have the confidence to continue the process at home.

This process offers the opportunity for you to combine expressive mark making with digital images and endless possibilities to play with different colour combinations.

Pronto plate is a non-toxic, low-cost printmaking technique that is suitable to all levels of experience.

Don’t miss out–limited spaces available. Age: 16 + Read More

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Stacey Hildreth | Wax Collagraphs

Sunday, 5 May 2024 | 9:00am–12noon | $85

Sunday, 5 May 2024 | 1:00pm–4:00pm | $85

Explore how to create texture and pattern using wax with a variety of tools from everyday items to traditional canting.

You’ll start by learning about the type of wax and traditional tools used for Batik, followed by how to apply and manipulate the wax onto a plate. You’ll then be given a set of abstract pre-cut card shapes to create your collagraph.

While the collagraph is solidifying, you’ll construct the background using monoprint techniques and colour options. This is a direct, painterly approach that can add variations to your final print. You’ll then print the wax collagraph over the top of the monoprints. In this process you’ll be guided through the intricacies of registration, inking, and how to manage the changes in the collagraph plate as the wax compresses.

By the end of the workshop you’ll have two prints to take away with you, printed on Fabriano cotton rag paper.

This class is excellent for both beginner and experienced printmakers who wish to explore alternative ways of abstract mark making. Age 16+

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