Come along to the Dunalley Community Hall on Saturday 13th April for the opening of “The Land We Inhabit” an exhibition featuring 9 artists working across a range of mediums. The exhibition is open on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th. 11am to 5pm on both days.
Tusche Washes and Drawing.
Wednesdays – 10am to 1pm
13th, 20th, 27th March
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April
Tutor: John Robinson
$55.00 per session (bookings essential)
Using ‘Tusche’ a greasy drawing ink the classes will cover washes and drawing directly using a pen. Tusche washes can be an addictive way to work. These classes will cover preparing the stone to recieve the drawing and preparing the image and stone, ready for printing on our antique direct litho press. It is recommended to attend at least 4 of the classes to achieve a print. The more classes that you attend the more you will start to understand this beautiful method of working. Each class is limited to 4 students. Bookings are essential.
0423 569 010
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd I will be running a Solar Plate workshop.
Using the sun to expose the plates, the results are an intaglio print with fine detail. Covers preparation of positives, exposing plates and printing.
Open Access Sessions will resume on Tuesdays. 12 noon to 4 pm. $10 for members and $15 for non members. January 15th, 22nd and 29th.
The Screen printing “Mini Workshops” will also continue throughout January and February. Time: 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Cost $55 per session. Bookings Essential. January 22nd, 29th. February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.
The first weekend workshop for 2019 will be a Solar Plate Workshop on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of February: 10am to 4pm. Cost $230.
Also coming in February will be Lino Cut workshops on Wednesdays. 10am to 1pm. Cost $55 per session. Bookings essential. Dates: February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.
Other workshops coming up in March will be a weekend of Drypoint printing on the Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd. 10am to 4pm. Cost $230
Tuesday evenings in March will be Drypoint a great chance to do lots of experimenting and develop your skills. 4.30 pm to 8 pm. Cost $55 per session.
Wednesdays will be Stone Lithography concentrating on Tusche – drawing and washes. 10am to 1pm Cost: $55 per session.
Dates: 13th, 20th 27th March and 10th, 17th, 24th April.
Early Notice for a special weekend with Michael Schlitz on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April . An extended Woodcut workshop. He will be introducing wood engraving to those who are keen. More details to be announced.
Other workshops coming up in 2019 will be Screen printing using masking techniques – no emulsion: Box Making to suit a 200mm square print: Mono printing: Also the Lino Cut Collective will start again…. A bi monthly theme and print swap.
Open Access Sessions are continuing on Tuesdays 12 noon to 4pm, 4th, 11th and 18th December. $10 per session.
Tuesday nights are going to be a Screenprinting mini workshops. It might be a good way to whip out a few Christmas T-shirts.
Saturday 8th is an Open Access Session. If you haven’t got some Christmas cards, I will have some cards available for printing on with a lino block or screenprint. The cards are 155mm x 110mm so design your image to fit.
Over the weekend John guided 6 participants through challenge of making a clam shell box. We found the grain of the box board, did lots of accurate measuring and cutting. Glued the boxes together then did more measuring and cutting of cover materials. We spent some time practising cutting and gluing tricky corners. Finally covered the boxes and covers. The result was 6 beautiful looking Clam Shell boxes. The happy makers left thinking about the prints that they are going to make to compliment their box.
Saturday 1st December, 10am to 4pm, $110, bookings essential
Kitchen Lithography was developed by Emilie Aizier in France. It is using the same principals of traditional Lithography but making it much simpler and using everyday materials that can be found in a kitchen. Using aluminium foil as the base for drawing onto, we will experiment with different drawing materials. We will use a press to print with as well as trying to print without a press. This method can sometimes be unpredictable but it is quick to achieve a print. Come along with a few images to try and print, working with A5 and A4 size paper.
Contact John for booking or information. firstname.lastname@example.org