Last updated February 2018

2018 workshop program

Non-members please note that if you do multiple workshops during 2018, you need only pay the Associate Membership fee of $25.00 once.


sat. 7 & sun. 8 april

viscosity printing with seraphina martin

Guest artist, Seraphina Martin returns to our studio to demonstrate and teach the remarkable possibilities of viscosity colour printing. Using photopolymer plates we will explore the various ways these plates may be printed. Seraphina trained at Atelier 17 studio in Paris with Stanley William Hayter, the inventor of this technique.

Time: 10am to 4pm
Members: $300.00
Non members: $325.00 (includes Assoc.Membership)
Includes most materials
Bookings: Susan@printstudio.org.au.

sat. 12 & sun. 13 may

wood engraving with david frazer

Wood engraving is a very old printmaking technique historically used as a form of illustration for books and newspapers. Using engraving tools, lines are engraved in the small, fine, end grain wood blocks and then printed in relief. Compared to a lino or woodcut, finer more highly detailed work may be achieved. The small, intimate prints are well-suited to illustrate narrative and poetry.

Guest artist, David Frazer, will give an introduction to the history of wood engraving, demonstrate the technique and talk about the best way to make a successful relief print. You will start with a free, unplanned engraving on a synthetic block on which you will practice with the tools and experiment with different marks and patterns. Then you will move onto a more considered piece using end grain lemonwood or boxwood sourced from the UK. David will show you how to transfer a drawing to the block, prepare the paper and sharpen the tools.

Time: 10am to 4pm
Members: $300.00 plus $25.00 materials fee
Non members: $325.00 plus $25.00 materials fee
Bookings: Susan@printstudio.org.au.

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sat. 21 & sun. 22 July

copper etching with chine collé incorporating hand colouring using pure pigment with basil hall

Learn traditional etching skills with masterprinter Basil Hall using copper plates and ferric chloride which is a safer, effective way to work.

Gain experience in the techniques of soft ground and hard ground, and experiment with different mark marking, drawing and printing techniques such as chine collé and using pure pigments to add colour to your prints.

Time: 10am to 4pm
Members: $300.00
Non members: $325.00
Bookings: Susan@printstudio.org.au.

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.