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 Catherine tempest

image courtesy of Catherine tempest

Introduction to Screen Printing Workshop (Wednesdays)

Dates: Wednesday 20 & 27 February 2019
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $110 Members | $130 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Catherine at gencathdave@hotmail.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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A workshop over two Wednesdays 10am-1pm with Catherine Tempest on introductory screen printing techniques using hand cut stencils and photo emulsion stencils. Screen Printing is an easy and accessible form of fine art, by the end of the course everyone should have created an A4 sized hand cut stencil and photo emulsion stencil, and screen printed these onto paper, using their own design.

All materials are supplied and morning tea will be provided. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Please email the tutor one week before class to discuss your design and allow time for printing a transparency.

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


Introduction to Screen Printing Workshop (Saturdays)

Dates: Saturday 16 & 23 March 2019
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $110 Members | $130 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Catherine at gencathdave@hotmail.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

BOOKINGS: Click here

A workshop over two Saturdays 10am-1pm with Catherine Tempest on introductory screen printing techniques using hand cut stencils and photo emulsion stencils. Screen Printing is an easy and accessible form of fine art, by the end of the course everyone should have created an A4 sized hand cut stencil and photo emulsion stencil, and screen printed these onto paper, using their own design.

All materials are supplied and morning tea will be provided. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Please email the tutor one week before class to discuss your design and allow time for printing a transparency.

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


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 vale VINCENT

image courtesy of vale VINCENT

Lino prints for beginners
Wednesday Morning Classes 2019
Tutor: Vale Vincent

Dates: 6 March to 10 April 2019
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $270.00 Members | $285 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Vale at valerie.vincent@bigpond.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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This 6 weeks course is a great introduction to the world of relief printmaking. It is a technique which can be practiced in the home or studio with minimal cost and amazing results. If you love the graphic imagery of relief printing then this technique is for you. Suitable for beginners or those with prior experience. Exploring this bold and graphic medium, participants will learn how to prepare and carve a lino block; print in black and white, explore several ways to add colour to your Lino print, and produce a small edition
Materials Fee: $20 will paid in the first lesson.
Bring: Notepad and drawing materials, pencil, eraser, scissors, an image or several images you wish to transfer that are suitable for a graphic medium like linocut.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Valé Vincent works across a variety of printmaking techniques. She will often include multiplates in a variety of printmaking techniques within one print to create her own unique style of printmaking. Gained a Bachelor of Visual Arts 1983 Newcastle majoring in printmaking and is an active member of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop.


Image courtesy of imogen whitnall

Image courtesy of imogen whitnall

Leap into Lino - Printmaking for beginners and beyond
Thursday Day Classes during school term time
Tutor: Megan Lewis

Dates: 21 February to 14 March 2019
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $180 Members | $190 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis - meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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Start your creative year with a lino block print. 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 4 weeks we will explore black and white designs as well as a simple 2 colour print. We will focus on compostion 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 favorite 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 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.