Keep an eye on our interesting workshops, from our weekly morning and evening classes each week, or just one to two day workshops available.


                                               IMAGE COURTESY OF GUY BEGBIE

                                               IMAGE COURTESY OF GUY BEGBIE

Printed books
with Guy Begbie

Dates: Sat|Sun 18-19 March 2017
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm
Cost: $293.59 for members | $314.49 non members.
Enquiries: Contact Linda Swinfield whatartistsdo@gmail.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road, Adamstown NSW

This workshop will combine 2D surface print and 3D book construction / paper engineering. The books will be constructed from printed material into 3D structural forms contained within their bindings. There will be an opportunity to use additive monotype printing and structural paper engineering to produce freestanding books and pamphlets of sequential imagery. Using hand cut type forms and images created in a collage/montage printmaking approach, you will learn how to compose the matrix to print from, as well as translating printed material into books to creative narrative, structural context.
Participants will be shown and encouraged to make books that open up from the containment of their bindings into a freestanding structural environment, creating sculptural, architectural artists’ book works with linear and non-linear narratives.
Guy Begbie is a multidisciplinary artist and master bookbinder, working with artists’ books, printmaking, video and installation. He has been teaching interdisciplinary bookmaking for 25 years in the UK and internationally, for education, libraries, galleries, individuals and arts organisations.

Bookings: Click here


                                                                  IMAGE COURTESY OF GARY SHINFIELD

                                                                  IMAGE COURTESY OF GARY SHINFIELD

Landscape as Self Portrait
with Gary Shinfield

Dates: 27-28 May 2017
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: $293.59 Members|  $335.39 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Linda Swinfield whatartistsdo@gmail.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road, Adamstown NSW

Bookings:  Click here

For this workshop participants will be asked to bring their landscape experiences into the workshop. This could be the backyard or a recent holiday as a starting point. you will be guided through the process between idea and print by Gary, using woodblock and lino block printing. Lino is easier to carve than wood and for this reason lino blocks will be available. The wood provided will be shina plywood and is easy to carve. Blocks will be carved on the first day, and on the second we will experiment with various ways of printing - relief and intaglio methods, layering and adjacent placements, and various paper types.

Gary is a Sydney based artist working predominantly in various forms of printmaking. He is currently a lecturer in Fine Arts/Printmaking at Hornsby College, Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, and has been lecturing in printmaking since 1990. Gary has had 16 major exhibitions in Australia, the most recent being a solo exhibition entitled Fringe Dweller, shown at Hardware Gallery in Sydney in 2011. http://www.garyshinfield.info/wordpress/about-the-artist/


                                            IMAGE COURTESY OF LINDA SWINFIELD

                                            IMAGE COURTESY OF LINDA SWINFIELD

Drawing and photo lithography
with Linda Swinfield

Dates: 24-25 June 2017
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm
Cost: $293.59 for members | $314.49 non members.
Enquiries: Contact Linda Swinfield whatartistsdo@gmail.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road, Adamstown NSW

Bookings: Click here

This two day intensive lithography workshop will use photo positive offset lithography plates and will have an emphasis on drawing, multi-plate printing techniques and colour.
Over two days we will develop the use of, image and mark making for artists, previous participants from Introduction to Photo Lithography are encouraged to return.
There is a small additional materials fee for plates and developing tools. A materials list will be sent to participants when they register.

Linda Swinfield is a multi-disciplinary artist working across a variety of media including printmaking, drawing, photographic traditions and digital media her work currently sits at the intersection between figuration and abstraction. Swinfield commenced as an artist in 1979 in Sydney, NSW where she studied academic drawing, traditional and experimental painting, printmaking and analogue photography. Her artmaking is now more conceptual and non-representational, merging multiple practices including photo lithography, the traditions of photography, drawing and sculptural elements.


Contemporary Printmaking Class: Beginners to Intermediate
Thursday Day Classes with Linda Swinfield

Dates: 2 February to 6 April 2017
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $398.09 Members | $418.99 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Linda Swinfield whatartistsdo@gmail.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

BOOKINGS: Click here

This Thursday morning group will introduce absolute beginners and intermediate printmaking enthusiasts to develop and learn new skills in printmaking.
Course content will be based on enrolled students needs and will include mono-printing, stencilling, relief printing, basic screen printing and intaglio techniques with an emphasis on experimentation and fun in print!
This course will run for 10 weeks