The Newcastle Printmakers Workshop in Adamstown are currently running weekly morning and evening classes each week, one and two day workshops available throughout the year.


image courtesy of megan Lewis

image courtesy of megan Lewis

Leap into Lino - 5 Week Introduction. Wednesday night group
Tutor: Megan Lewis

Dates: 1-29 May 2019
Time: 6.00pm-9.00pm
Cost: $225 Members | $240 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis - meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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The humble lino is a great introduction to printmaking and also offers the more seasoned creative some challenges. Learn to competently cut, roll and print a lino block. Over the 5 weeks we will explore black and white designs as well as trying chine colle. We will focus on composition and making an image suitable for lino block printing.

The small group size and collaborative atmosphere make this an enjoyable class with many participants choosing to return course after course. For your first class bring along a pencil (2B is a good one), a pen, a drawing/ideas book, your favourite t-bag, mug and snack. Wear old clothes and covered shoes. It is estimated you will spend between $2 and $5 each week on materials, depending on the size and number of prints you make.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Megan Lewis is a passionate printmaker with over 20 years experience 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 seraphina martin

image courtesy of seraphina martin

Solarplate Two Day Workshop with Seraphina

Dates: Wed 17 - Thu 18 April 2019
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: $245 Members | $265 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. It is predicted that students produce 8 - 12 prints on day 2 of the workshop.

An additional cost of $40 for materials on the day for:
2 Solar Plates each A6 size and 1 small test plate
Viscosity inks
Tarlatan and all printing needs and solvents.
Resource material such as transparencies with illustrations for creating collage on a plate as well as substantial class notes.
1 full sheet of printmaking paper

Students need to bring :
Small box of Disposable gloves from the supermarket.
Apron preferably with pockets.
Wear enclosed shoes.
A folder to take home damp prints.
At least 2 or 3 of your prepared BLACK AND WHITE images on clear transparencies (Officeworks - 60 cents each) Images can be a photograph, your own drawings, and images of inspiration. Avoid pale images. If you are unable to get this done, there will be lots of resource material available to work with on the day.

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 Catherine tempest

image courtesy of Catherine tempest

Make Your Mark - Learn to Screenprint
Wednesday classes in May
Tutor: Catherine Tempest

Dates: Wed 1 - 22 May 2019
Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Cost: $220 Members | $250 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Catherine at ctanddm@gmail.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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Do you like to express yourself with colour? Then you’ll love screenprinting. Water-based inks are used, so clean up is a cinch. Shapes, lines, text, photos and patterns can all be put together in one design. This course will give you a flying start for your screenprinting ideas, including the basics of how to make a stencil by hand, how to pull a print, photo emulsions, plus more - like colour blending and mono prints. Bring along your ideas or just come with an open mind. There’s a cafe across the road and we have basic kitchen facilities. Be prepared to get messy and don’t dress in your best gear (wear closed-in shoes for safety). All materials are supplied. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Please read the course outline below. Digital editing is not included in the course, however the tutor will do their best to assist you with any image tweaking.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Catherine Tempest has a Bachelor of Art Theory UNSW Sydney, and an Advanced Diploma Visual Art majoring in printmaking and photography Newcastle Art School.

COURSE OUTLINE:
Day 1: intro to material and equipment, demo of printing 2 layers, hand cut a stencil and use it to print an edition of 4 small cards, coat a screen with photo emulsion for next week. Homework: create an image for a second layer.
Day 2: expose emulsion stencil for the second layer to go on your cards from day 1, print second layer on cards, remove emulsion from screen, discuss the design of an A4 image for next week (size, layers, colours, stencils), coat a screen for next week. Homework: prepare images/stencils for your A4 design.
Day 3: -expose emulsion stencil, print your 2 layer A4 size design as an edition of 3 prints (or even a 3rd layer if you are fast), learn about monotypes for next week. Homework: decide on an image to draw for a monotype print.
Day 4: remove emulsion stencils from last week, demo of monotype printing, create a monotype print (unique print) by directly painting an image on a screen and then printing it, demo of a blended colour pull, do a blended colour pull using the hand cut stencil from day 1.


IMAGE COURTESY OF AMANDA DONOHUE

IMAGE COURTESY OF AMANDA DONOHUE

Etching Basics
One Day Workshop with Amanda Donohue

Dates: Saturday 12 May 2019
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: $130 Members | $145 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Amanda at amanda@terrarossa.biz
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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In this one day workshop using zinc plates and copper sulphate participants will learn how to prepare their plates, apply a hard ground and achieve tone using spray paint as an aquatint. By the end of the course everyone should have created a zinc plate with an image and have printed it intaglio ready for framing. Some materials will be provided. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Etching is a rich medium where an image is scratched, drawn or painted onto a metal plate and the image etched into the plate. A range of marks can be created and, after etching, ink is applied to the plate. A print is created by placing dampened paper onto the plate and passing both through a press.

NOTE: A further course is scheduled for Sunday 2nd June where participants will be able to extend their knowledge with multiple printing, chine colle, stencils and sugar lift.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Amanda Donohue studied printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). She has been a printmaker for over twenty years, specialising in etching but also interested in lino, dry point, screen printing and collagraphs. Amanda has been a member of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop for seven years and a committee member for six.
See more about Amanda at www.amandadonohue.org


image courtesy of Amanda donohue

image courtesy of Amanda donohue

Etching Beyond Basics
One Day Workshop with Amanda Donohue

Dates: Sunday 2 June 2019
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: $138.24 Members | $154.06 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Amanda at amanda@terrarossa.biz
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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In this one day workshop using zinc plates and copper sulphate participants will extend their knowledge of the etching process. This course is for those with some experience of the basics and will cover printing with multiple plates, chine colle, stencils and sugar lift. Some materials will be provided. Suitable for those with some experience.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Amanda Donohue studied printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). She has been a printmaker for over twenty years, specialising in etching but also interested in lino, dry point, screen printing and collagraphs. Amanda has been a member of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop for seven years and a committee member for six. See more about Amanda at www.amandadonohue.org.