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Last updated February 2017

2017 workshop program

The Warringah Printmakers Studio have an exciting line-up of guest artists for the 2017 weekend workshop programme.

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Dawn Survey, 2014
etching, pigment & encaustic on paper
119cm x 133cm
saturday 22 & sunday 23 april

safer etching on copperplate using ferric chloride with martin king

Learn to use copperplate with ferric chloride, one of the safest ways to etch without fumes or harmful acid. Copperplate has been used for centuries for its precision and unique aesthetic. The plate gives crisp clean lines and is great to use with colour. Both hardground & softground processes will be explored.

Guest artist from the Australian Print Workshop, Martin King, is a Master Printer well-known for his etchings. He has had over 40 solo exhibitions throughout Australia & has exhibited in many group exhibitions both in Australia and internationally. Martin's art prizes include the 2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, the 2006 Broken Hill Outback Art Award & the 2003 McGivern Art Prize at the Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne.

Time: 10am to 4pm
Members: $275.00
Non members: $300.00 (includes Assoc. Membership)
Bookings: Susan@printstudio.org.au

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Monica Oppen
Drum Binding
saturday 27 & sunday 28 may

artist books with monica oppen

Drum-leaf Binding is one of the best binding styles for printmakers! It is a simple but adaptable binding style which can be either a codex or a concertina, can have pop-outs, fold-outs, cut-throughs and sewn sections added without the binding becoming more difficult. In this workshop the bookbinding basics will be covered as well as an exploration of the possibilities of extending the binding into its more exciting contortions. Participants can use proof prints, rejected prints, found material, decorative papers to create the book. Text can be printed using rubber stamps, typewriter, cutting lino or stencils etc. This workshop is suitable for beginners and those who have had some binding experience.

Our guest bookartist, printmaker & writer, Monica Oppen, has trained & worked as a hand binder & has 20 years of binding experience. She has bound her own work & collaborated with other artists. Her books are in public & private collections in Australia and overseas.

Time: 10am to 4pm
Members: $275.00
Non members: 300.00 (includes Assoc.Membership)
Bookings: Susan@printstudio.org.au

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Sanctuary, 2014
photogravure - panel of 6 plates
115cm x 80cm
saturday 15 & sunday 16 july

photogravure - direct to plate exposures with silvi glattauer

Using the direct to plate method for making photopolymer plates eliminates the need for transparencies and is an ideal workshop for photographers or printmakers wanting to explore this safer printing process. The photogravure technique produces the most exquisite, rich and velvety tones using photoshop and digital technologies for making plates. The printing possibilities will be explored during the workshop using colour chine collé & à la poupée printing processes.

Silvi Glattauer is our guest photomedia artist & printmaker from Melbourne. She is founding member of the Baldessin Press Printmaking Studio & is recognised as an authority on the photogravure process as well as working with a range of other photographic processes. Silvi won the prestigious Nillumbik Prizean & was a selected artist in residence for Inkmasters, Cairns. She was commissioned by state government to create a documentary series for bushfire recovery celebrations in 2014. Silvi's work is held in many collections, including the Albury & Geelong Regional Galleries, Melbourne Museum, Monash Gallery of Art & Nillumbik Shire council.

Time: 10am to 4pm
Members: $275.00
Non members: $300.00 (includes Assoc.Membership)
Bookings: Susan@printstudio.org.au

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Bones of a Dead Tree, 2099
drypoint on cardboard
118cm x 30cm
saturday 26 & sunday 27 august

drypoint etching from cardboard plates with christine willcocks

Drypoint etching from specially treated cardboard plates offers a cleaner, safer alternative to metal plates, while still retaining the qualities of traditional etching and more. Experience the subtleties of the cardboard without the dangers of chemicals or rosins. The process is very versatile & during the workshop it will be possible to explore the techniques of embossing, chine collé & monoprinting. Please note that this process is different to collagraph or carborundum.

Our guest lives & works in Mullumbimby, NSW & has an art practice which spans the disciplines of drawing, painting, photography & installation although printmaking is a primary focus. Christine Willcocks has received many awards & been included in many selected art award exhibitions including the Freemantle Print Award, the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award,the National Works on Paper Award and the Waterhouse Natural History Prize. In 2014, Christine became the recipient of the Australia Council Studio Residency at the Paris Cité International. Her work is in numerous public collections & regional galleries, universities & schools as well as Artbank, the Print Council of Australia, the State Libraries of Queensland & Victoria & many private collections.

Time: 10am to 4pm
Members: $275.00
Non members: $300.00 (includes Assoc.Membership)
Bookings: Susan@printstudio.org.au

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Glyphs - The Creation,2016
linocut on tapa cloth, unique
114cm x 184cm
saturday 30 september & sunday 1 october

linocut with g.w. bot

Creating a print by cutting into lino is simple but can result in rich & highly complex prints. Learn how to prepare your block & registration systems. Look at the various cutting tools & safer ways of working. During this workshop, you will look at printing by hand with a baren or how to use a press. You will also look at various papers that may be used for printing.

Our guest linocut artist is G.W. Bot (Chrissie Grishin) who studied in London, Paris & Australia & graduated from the Australian National University in 1982. She has been a full time artist since 1985 & has held over fifty solo exhibitions throughout Australia & internationally. Her work is represented in over one hundred public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Albertina Vienna, the British Museum London, the Victoria & Albert Museum London, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris & Fogg Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard University, USA, as well as in numerous Australian regional galleries, corporate & private collections.

Time: 10am to 4pm
Members: $275.00
Non members: $300.00 (includes Assoc.Membership)
Bookings: Susan@printstudio.org.au

Please note that if you do multiple workshops during the 2016, you need only pay the Associate Membership fee of $25.00 once.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

Workshops organised by the Warringah Printmakers Studio require a minimum number of enrolments to proceed. Therefore, payment must be made straight after booking, preferably by bank transfer but cheques and cash will be accepted.

Refunds will only be given at the Studio's discretion & if:

  • Payment is received after the workshop has been filled.
  • The workshop is cancelled by the Studio (eg. due to insufficient numbers).
  • The participant withdraws from the workshop at least 14 days prior to commencement of the workshop. NOTE: a $50.00 fee will apply.
  • Cancellations within 14 days of the workshop commencement will receive a refund of part only of the course fee (equal to the course fee less a cancellation charge of $125.00 to cover payment of the tutor).

The request to withdraw from the workshop must be made to the Workshop Co-ordinator before the commencement of the workshop. Non-attendance without notification of withdrawal will not receive a refund.

  • Please visit the membership page for more information about membership.
  • Please read the Studio guidelines before attending the course.