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 Amanda donohue

                                  image courtesy of Amanda donohue

Zinc Plate Etching with Copper Sulphate
Two Day Workshop with Amanda Donohue

Dates: 19-20 May 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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A two day workshop on traditional and modern etching techniques using zinc plates and copper sulphate. Participants will learn how to prepare their plates, apply grounds, transfer a drawing, achieve tone using spray paint as an aquatint and experiment with stencils. 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.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Amanda 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 Linocut, Dry Point and Collagraphy. Amanda has been a member of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop
for seven years and a committee member for six.


                                                                               image courtesy of sally picker

                                                                              image courtesy of sally picker

Screen Printing for Beginners
Two Day Workshop with Catherine Tempest and Sally Picker

Dates: 26-27 May 2018
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: $259.56 Members | $280.66 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Sally Picker - pickersally@gmail.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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This two day workshop is designed for beginners and those wanting a refresher. The basics of screen printing will be introduced and a print using 2 colour layers will be completed by the second day. The background colour will be printed first using a paper stencil then a 2nd layer added using an exposed image. This final layer will be created from a transparency using a photograph, drawing or photocopy.
On completion of the course each participant will have a 2 colour print on quality paper ready for framing.
All materials are provided.
Bring an apron, gloves, share morning tea and your own lunch. Tea/coffee provided.
Each member will be required to email the tutor a Black/White image for the final layer. Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm) or smaller, saved as a jpeg. This will be used as the final printed layer.

ABOUT THE TUTORS
Catherine Tempest majored in printmaking and photography at Newcastle Art School graduating with an Advanced Diploma Visual Art in 2014, and is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Art Theory at the University of New South Wales. Catherine recently returned from Wales where she spent a semester at Aberystwyth University studying drawing and printmaking.  

Sally Picker has been screen printing from a young age and loves the versatility of the process.  She studied printmaking at Newcastle Art School and also at the University of Southern Queensland. She is an active member of Newcastle Printmakers Workshop and Newcastle  Studio Potters.


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Printmaking for Children
5 week course with Vale Vincent & Suzi Zglinicki

Dates: 28 May to 25 June 2018
Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Cost: $159.34
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis - meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW

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Learn how to make fine art prints at the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop. Classes will cover a range of techniques including monoprint, intaglio & relief printing, collagraphs, stamps and stencilling. As well as making artistic work some of the prints will be used to create an artist’s book, cards and wrapping paper.
Students will be given some instruction in drawing to assist with image making in preparation for designing their printing plates, be introduced to the use of a small press in a safe and friendly environment and have lots of fun expressing their creativity!
This five-week course will conclude with an mini exhibition of students' work after the final class, for family and friends to attend. The class will only go ahead with a minimum 5 students up to a maximum of 10 students.
The course includes good quality materials, with an option to purchase extra paper if students want to make more than four good copies of a print. (Does not include proofs made for practice)
Students need to bring enclosed shoes, a snack, apron or paint shirt.


                                                               Image courtesy of MEGAN LEWIS

                                                              Image courtesy of MEGAN LEWIS

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

Dates: 3 May to 5 July 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.

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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.

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
Wednesday Evening Classes with Megan Lewis

Dates: 2 May to 4 July 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.


                       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:30 May to 4 July 2018
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $254.29 Members | $273.28 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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In this 6 week hands-on course for beginners students will be introduced to some of the many varied and exciting techniques of printmaking. Through practical exercises students will be guided to create artworks using a wide range of both intaglio and relief prints using etching presses at the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop. Some techniques covered will include monoprints, drypoints, collographs, and carborundum as well as chine colle. Students will be encouraged to experiment with and develop many variations and combinations within these techniques as well as feel competent working in a printmaking studio. Come along to this small and relaxed class to explore your creativity in print.
Course notes and materials list will be provided by the tutors throughout the course. 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.