February, 2018

24feb10:00 am4:00 pmIntroduction to Printmaking Workshopswith Natasha Rowell10:00 am - 4:00 pm Event Type :Make


Event Details

Four consecutive ‘introduction to printmaking’ workshops with Natasha Rowell.

These workshops are designed for people over the age of 16 who have an interest in learning the basics of printmaking, as well as those wishing to refresh their skills.

Each full day workshop (10am to 4pm) is $130, or a discounted rate of $480 for all four (email Natasha if you would like to book all four workshops). All materials and tools will be provided. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting inky, and BYO food and drink.


Workshop # 1: Polymer Plate

10am – 4pm, Sat 24 Feb

This first workshop is about gaining knowledge of dry-point printing on polymer plates. We’ll focus initially on creating marks on the the polymer plate, and then move on through the day to different printing techniques allowing the participants to undertake exploration of a variety of inking mediums, including ala poupée and chine collé.

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Workshop # 2: Drypoint on Metal

10am – 4pm, Sat 3 Mar

This workshop will allow the participants to expand on their knowledge from the first work-shop by moving on to using dry-point techniques onto metal plates. They will experiment with the textures of the marks and add tonal value with carborundum. The combination of mediums, inking and registration techniques will allow them to create multi-plate images.

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Workshop # 3: Reduction Lino

10am – 4pm, Sat 28 Apr

The reduction lino prints are a great way for participants to be adventurous as they have one block that is continuously carved and printed throughout the day. This nerve-racking technique allows the participants to be free with their learning and experiment with the bold marks of relief processes on lino blocks. The workshop will focus on how to carve into the block, rolling up (inking), and the registration for a multi-coloured small print edition that can be taken home. This process can also be done without a press, through the process of rubbing with a barren, so there’s opportunity for further experimentation in the home.

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Workshop # 4: Multi-block Lino

10am – 4pm, Sat 5 May

This final workshop is a Multi-block lino printing. The workshop will start with the delicate art of a block to block transfer, which allows the participants to then experiment with fine tuning registration and inking. This also offers the opportunity to learn about the application of colour theory to multi-layer prints.

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(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre

27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009