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 gina mcdonald

                                         image courtesy of gina mcdonald

Drypoint and Solarplate - Printmaking for Beginners
5 week course with tutor Gina McDonald

Dates: Wednesday 29 August - 26 September 2018
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $238.46 Members | $259.56 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis - meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

BOOKINGS: Click here

This 5 week hands-on course is aimed at beginners who are looking at exploring printmaking using the techniques of dry point and solar plates. Drypoint is an easy and direct way of turning a drawing into a print, a perfect starting point for beginners. Solar plate can be used to replicate both photographs and drawings as a non-toxic alternative to etching without chemicals.
Come along to this small and relaxed class to explore the many varied aspects of these techniques as well as feel competent working in a printmaking studio. Course notes and some materials will be provided.
Students will receive a starter pack including printmaking paper, drypoint plates, drypoint tool and 2 x A5 solar plates valued at $35 payable at the first session. Students should bring in photos or images to work with and translate into prints.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Gina McDonald is passionate about printmaking and completed an Advanced Diploma majoring in printmaking at the Hunter TAFE. Since graduating in 2011 Gina has been exhibiting regularly in Newcastle and beyond and is a committee member at the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop.


                                                               Image courtesy of MEGAN LEWIS

                                                              Image courtesy of MEGAN LEWIS

Contemporary Printmaking Thursday Group: Beginner & Beyond
New Thursday Day Classes for Term 3 with Megan Lewis

Dates: 26 July - 27 September 2018
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $423.09 Members | $454.74 Non Members | Half Term $233.19
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis - meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

BOOKINGS: Click here

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.

For your first class bring along a pencil (2B is a good one), a pen, a drawing/ideas book, your favorite t-bag, mug and snack. Wear old clothes and covered shoes. It is estimated you will spend between $2 and $5 each week, depending on the technique, size and number of prints you create.

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
New Wednesday Evening Term 3 Classes with Megan Lewis

Dates: 25 July to 26 September 2018
Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Cost: $423.09 Members | $454.74 Non Members | Half term $233.19
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

BOOKINGS: Click here

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.

In the first week bring along a pencil (2B is a good all rounder), pen, drawing/ideas book, favorite t-bag, mug and snack. Wear old clothes and covered shoes. Any blank-paged book will do, and it doesn't have to be new.
Estimated materials for each week, $2 - $5 depending on the technique, size and number of prints you create.

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 art making and teaching.

A materials list will be provided upon enrolment.