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 Amanda donohue

image courtesy of Amanda donohue

Etching Basics
With tutor Amanda Donohue

Dates: Sunday 22 September 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.

NB A further course may be scheduled where participants will be able to extend their knowledge with multi plate printing, chine colle and sugar lift.

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.

About your 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 Printing - Beginners & Beyond
Wednesday Morning Classes with tutor Vale Vincent

Dates: Wednesday 29 May to 3 July 2019
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $275 Members | $290 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Vale Vincent at valerie.vincent@bigpond.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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This 6 week 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. The course is suitable for beginners and those with some prior experience. Participants will learn how to prepare and carve a lino block; print in black and white, explore several ways to add colour to a linoprint, including jigsaw and two colour multi-block prints.

Some materials will be provided. The tutor will have linoleum tiles available for purchase at $2.50 each (15x15cm) | & pre-cut printmaking paper @ $1.20 per sheet (25x25cm).

Bring: Notepad and drawing materials, pencil, eraser, scissors, any linocut tools you may have, an image or several images you wish to transfer that are suitable for a graphic medium like linocut. Also bring an apron and wear covered shoes.

ABOUT THE TUTOR

Valé Vincent works across a variety of printmaking techniques and often includes multiplates in a variety of printmaking techniques within one print to create her own unique style of printmaking. Valé graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1983 Newcastle, majoring in printmaking and continues to be an active member of the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop.