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Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Drypoint and Solarplate – Printmaking for Beginners

5 week course with tutor Gina McDonald

DatesWednesday 29 August – 26 September 2018
Time10.00am – 1.00pm
Cost: $238.46 Members | $259.56 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis – meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

BOOKINGS: Click here

This 5 week hands-on course is aimed at beginners who are looking at exploring printmaking using the techniques of dry point and solar plates. Drypoint is an easy and direct way of turning a drawing into a print, a perfect starting point for beginners. Solar plate can be used to replicate both photographs and drawings as a non-toxic alternative to etching without chemicals. Come along to this small and relaxed class to explore the many varied aspects of these techniques as well as feel competent working in a printmaking studio.
Course notes and some materials will be provided. Students will receive a starter pack including printmaking paper, drypoint plates, drypoint tool and 2 x A5 solar plates valued at $35 payable at the first session. Students should bring in photos or images to work with and translate into prints.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Gina McDonald is passionate about printmaking and completed an Advanced Diploma majoring in printmaking at the Hunter TAFE. Since graduating in 2011 Gina has been exhibiting regularly in Newcastle and beyond and is a committee member at the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop.

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