December Activities

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.Screenprint Mini workshop

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.


Clam Shell Box making

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.

Kitchen Litho Class

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.

Open Access Sessions

Open Access Sessions are when members (and non members for up to 3 sessions) can come along and work on their own print project. There is always someone in the studio to help with setting the press or working out some of those printmaking questions that you have.

There is two sessions on Tuesdays. 12 noon to 4pm and then 4pm to 8pm. Each session is $10. Bring your own Project, paper and ink. We supply the press, and cleaning up materials.

Saturday Open Access Sessions are often on either the 2nd and 4th Saturday unless we have a workshop on that day. They start at 11am and finish at 3pm. $11 per session.

Tuesdays will be happening each week from Tuesday 23rd October to Tuesday 18th December.

The next Saturday session will be October 27th.

Contact John for more details:

Stone Lithography workshops

Wednesdays 10am to 1pm

6 weeks. Starting Oct 24th.

Oct 24th, 31st, Nov 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Drawing directly onto Lithography stones with greasy lithography crayons and pencils. These classes will cover preparing the stone to receive the drawing and preparing the image and stone, ready for printing on our antique direct litho press. It is recommended to attend at least 3 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.

$55 per session

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Look Ma No Emulsion

Screenprinting without an exposure unit

Friday 21st September

10am to 4pm. $110

Working with Stencil cut, Wax resist and Blockout techniques. We will have a day of experimenting on the screens.

  • Stencils have a hard edge, street art feel that can range from very simple to complex.
  • Wax resist can be a painterly, soft edged process, building up layers of colour.
  • Blockout uses Speedball blockout and/or wax crayons. The crayons can be used whilst the ink is in the screen to alter an image as your working on it.

We will be printing on paper during the workshop, but these techniques are also suitable for printing on fabrics.

To find out more contact John  Р