Printmaking classes



Sweet doggy dreams, hand coloured linocut by Julia Wakefield

Lino Cuts are a simple medium for beginners.  I’m presenting an introduction to Linocuts at Norton Summit Community Centre  on Saturday November 25, 2 – 4pm and also at Pepper St Arts Centre on Tuesday December 12 or Wednesday December 20, 10.15 – 12.15.  To book for these introductory classes, contact the community centres.

Printmaking and Drawing workshops at the Hahndorf Academy

I’m running these workshops on the first Sunday of each month  from 2 – 4.30 pm, focusing on simple printmaking techniques as well as approaches to drawing in different media. Each workshop costs $45, and all materials are provided.

For more information, email me via the contact form at the bottom of this page. You will need to contact the Hahndorf Academy to book your place.

In the August workshop (August 6) we were working with simple collagraphs.

Here are some examples of collagraphs that were made at the end of the Hahndorf Academy workshops in June 2014.  There are more pictures in Tip 8.

Blue Horse, relief collagraph by Lynette  Frantz

Blue Horse, relief collagraph by Lynette

Leaves on stripes, relief collagraph by Mignon

Leaves on stripes, relief collagraph by Mignon

Monoprints, or monotypes, are a great way to get ideas going, before you need to think about producing an edition of identical prints. We experimented with monoprints in the September workshop (September 3).



Monoprint by Gail

Photopolymer etching is not as difficult as traditional etching, and you can actually use this method to produce prints that look like linocuts or wood engravings.  You can get wonderful results almost instantly, if you work directly onto transparent material – or you can photocopy a drawing onto transparency film. You can read more about this method in Tip 15.  We will be making simple relief photopolymer plates in the November workshop (November 5).


‘A Rare Pair’, hand coloured relief solarplate by Julia Wakefield

For more information or to book into one of these workshops, please contact me using this form:


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