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Posted on Jun 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Upcoming workshops at Newcastle Printmakers Workshop

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Carborundum and Collagraph Printmaking for Beginners
5 week course with tutor Valé Zakarauskas
Dates: Wednesday 25 July – 22 August 2018
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Cost: $238.46 Members | $259.56 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis – meglew@yahoo.com
BOOKINGS: Click here
This 5 week hands-on course is aimed at beginners and past printmakers wanting a refresher. The main emphasis will be for students to create a variety of carborundum prints using wood, acetate and cardboard plates. Students will be encouraged to experiment with and develop many variations and combinations within this technique including collagraphy, multiplate prints, al la poupée, and chiné colle. The rough quality of carborundum creates beautiful dense tones of colour and velvety blacks without the use of acids and chemicals.
Come along to this small and relaxed class to explore the many varied aspects of this technique as well as feel competent working in a printmaking studio. Course notes and some materials will be provided.
Students will receive a starter kit at a minimal cost of $20, payable at the first session. Students should bring in photos or images to work with. These should be bold and simple due to the nature and application of the carborundum.

Learn to Screen Print
Two Day Workshop with tutor Sally Picker
Dates: 28-29 July 2018
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: $259.56 Members | $280.66 Non Members
Enquiries: Contact Sally Picker – pickersally@gmail.com
BOOKINGS: Click here
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 layers will be completed by the second day. A background will be printed 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. While we will be printing on paper this process readily transfers to printing on fabric.
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, morning tea and 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 layer.

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