The Newcastle Printmakers Workshop in Adamstown are currently running weekly morning and evening classes each week, One and two day workshops will be available in the 2018 New Year.


image courtesy of seraphina martin

image courtesy of seraphina martin

Solarplate with Seraphina
Two Day Workshop with Seraphina Martin

Dates: 17-18 April 2018
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: $243.74 Members | $264.84 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis - meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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Create a stunning portfolio of vibrant colour etchings in this hands-on 2-day workshop. Solar Plate etching is a quick, simple and non-toxic alternative to the traditional etching process. Use the sun and water instead of acids and solvents to etch the plate with remarkable results. Through lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises, this course will guide participants through this printmaking process. Be inspired as you transform your existing drawings, paintings or photographs into imaginative fine art prints, which will be printed in a variety of colours on state of the art paper.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Seraphina Martin studied printmaking at the National Art School in Paris before moving to Sydney 30 years ago, to teach at the Sydney University Art Workshop, where she continues to teach today. Seraphina was the recipient of the Moya Dyring Studio at the Cite des Arts in Paris in 1988. There, she studied the Viscosity colour printing method at the Atelier 17 under notorious master printer William Hayter. Since 1994 she has been developing non toxic technology called Solar Plate etching in her own art practise.


Image courtesy of MEGAN LEWIS

Image courtesy of MEGAN LEWIS

Contemporary Printmaking Thursday Group: Beginner & Beyond
Thursday Day Classes with Megan Lewis

Dates: 1 February to 5 April 2018
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $410.39 Members | $431.38 Non Members | Half Term $237.23
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis - meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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This hands on course is ideal for beginners, creatives wanting some fresh ideas or past print makers keen to get back into this exciting media.During the 10 weeks participants will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of techniques including monoprint, drypoint, lino block, carborundum, collograph and stencilling. Combining methods and printing multiple plates offer a plethora of possibilities. Etching on aluminium will be introduced in the later weeks of the course.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Megan Lewis is a passionate printmaker with over 20 years experince in Adult Education. The use of safer, alternative materials and methods has influenced Megan's art practice and teaching. Since graduating from the University of Newcastle in 1990 with a major in Printmaking Megan has continued to make and exhibit prints, attend and teach workshops and be an active member of Newcastle Printmakers Workshop.


image courtesy of megan lewis

image courtesy of megan lewis

Printmaking for Beginners and Beyond: Wednesday Night Group
Wednesday Evening Classes with Megan Lewis

Dates: 31 January to 4 April 2018
Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Cost: $420.89 Members | $441.88 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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This 10 week course is perfect for beginners or the more experienced printmaker wanting to get back into this exciting media.

In this hands on workshop you will make learn to make prints using a variety of techniques including monoprints, drypoint, lino block, collagraph, chine colle, and stencilling. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with combining different methods. Some simple silkscreen and etching on aluminium can also be explored depending on the interests of the group.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Megan Lewis is a passionate printmaker with over 20 years teaching at TAFE in Fine Art and Design and Newcastle Printmakers Workshop. Using safer alternative materials and techniques has been of particular interest to Megan in her artmaking and teaching.

A materials list will be provided upon enrolment.


IMAGES COURTESY OF GINA McDONALD & VALe ZAKARAUSKAS

IMAGES COURTESY OF GINA McDONALD & VALe ZAKARAUSKAS

Printmaking for Beginners
Wednesday Day Classes with Gina McDonald & Valé Zakarauskas

Dates: 7 February to 11 April 2018
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $423.09 Members | $441.19 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

BOOKINGS: Click here

In this 10 week hands on course students will be introduced to the many varied and exciting techniques of printmaking. Through practical exercises students will be guided to create monoprints, drypoints and aluminium etchings, chine-colle, collagraphs, carborundum and lino prints. Students will be encouraged to explore and develop many variations and combinations within these techniques. Come along to this small and relaxed class to explore your creativity in print.
A detailed course outline and materials list will be provided on enrolment. Some materials will be provided.

ABOUT THE TUTORS
Gina McDonald fell in love with printmaking over ten years ago and enjoys the slow process of creating artworks especially etching. She completed an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts majoring in printmaking. Valé Zakarauskas is passionate about printmaking working across a variety and combination of techniques. Valé holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in printmaking. Both Gina and Valé exhibit their work regularly in Newcastle and beyond and are committee members at the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop.