The Newcastle Printmakers Workshop in Adamstown are currently running weekly morning and evening classes each week, One and two day workshops available throughout the year.


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                                                image courtesy of vale zakarauskas

Carborundum and Collagraph Printmaking for Beginners
5 week course with tutor Vale 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
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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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.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Valé Zakarauskas is passionate about printmaking working across a variety and combination of techniques. Valé holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in printmaking. Valé exhibits regularly in Newcastle and beyond and is a committee member at the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop.


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                                     image courtesy of vale zakarauskas

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
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

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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.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Sally has been screen printing from a young age and loves the versatility of the process. She studied printmaking at Newcastle Art School and the University of Southern Queensland. An experienced teacher with over 6 years of teaching screen print. Sally is an active member of Newcastle Printmakers Workshop and Newcastle Studio Potters.  Sally Picker: printpottery@gmail.com


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Holiday Printmaking Workshops for Children
Ages 8-14 years
Tutors Vale Vincent & Suzi Zglinicki

Dates: Wednesday 18 July & Thursday 19 July 2018
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Cost: $45
Enquiries:  Suzi Zglinicki - suzi.zglinicki@gmail.com
                    Vale Vincent - valerie.vincent@bigpond.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW

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Make your own fine art prints that you can take home & frame! Use your prints to make cards!
The three & a half hour workshops will introduce students to monoprinting & relief printing.
Maximum class size of 10 students. All materials and quality printmaking paper.
Students need to bring: Enclosed shoes, a snack & drink, apron or paint shirt.


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Collagraph Printmaking Workshop
Ages 15-18 years
Tutors Vale Vincent & Suzi Zglinicki

Dates: Frida 20 July 2018
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Cost: $45
Enquiries:  Suzi Zglinicki - suzi.zglinicki@gmail.com
                    Vale Vincent - valerie.vincent@bigpond.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW

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Make your own fine art prints that you can take home & frame!
Learn how to make your own collagraph prints gluing objects and shapes onto a printing plate.
This three & a half hour workshops will introduce students to the use of a large press to print collagraph plates in relief & intaglio inking methods.This includes all materials and quality printmaking paper.
Students need to bring: Enclosed shoes, a snack & drink, apron or paint shirt.
Maximum class size of 10 students.


                                                               Image courtesy of MEGAN LEWIS

                                                              Image courtesy of MEGAN LEWIS

Contemporary Printmaking Thursday Group: Beginner & Beyond
New Thursday Day Classes for Term 3 with Megan Lewis

Dates: 26 July - 27 September 2018
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cost: $423.09 Members | $454.74 Non Members | Half Term $233.19
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis - meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

BOOKINGS: Click here

This hands on course is ideal for beginners, creatives wanting some fresh ideas or past print makers keen to get back into this exciting media. During the 10 weeks participants will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of techniques including monoprint, drypoint, lino block, carborundum, collograph and stencilling. Combining methods and printing multiple plates offer a plethora of possibilities. Etching on aluminium will be introduced in the later weeks of the course.

For your first class bring along a pencil (2B is a good one), a pen, a drawing/ideas book, your favorite t-bag, mug and snack. Wear old clothes and covered shoes. It is estimated you will spend between $2 and $5 each week, depending on the technique, size and number of prints you create.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Megan Lewis is a passionate printmaker with over 20 years experince in Adult Education. The use of safer, alternative materials and methods has influenced Megan's art practice and teaching. Since graduating from the University of Newcastle in 1990 with a major in Printmaking Megan has continued to make and exhibit prints, attend and teach workshops and be an active member of Newcastle Printmakers Workshop.


                                                        image courtesy of megan lewis

                                                       image courtesy of megan lewis

Printmaking for Beginners and Beyond: Wednesday Night Group
New Wednesday Evening Term 3 Classes with Megan Lewis

Dates: 25 July to 26 September 2018
Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Cost: $423.09 Members | $454.74 Non Members | Half term $233.19
Enquiries: Contact Megan Lewis meglew@yahoo.com
Venue: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road Adamstown NSW.

BOOKINGS: Click here

This 10 week course is perfect for beginners or the more experienced printmaker wanting to get back into this exciting media.

In this hands on workshop you will make learn to make prints using a variety of techniques including monoprints, drypoint, lino block, collagraph, chine colle, and stencilling. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with combining different methods. Some simple silkscreen and etching on aluminium can also be explored depending on the interests of the group.

In the first week bring along a pencil (2B is a good all rounder), pen, drawing/ideas book, favorite t-bag, mug and snack. Wear old clothes and covered shoes. Any blank-paged book will do, and it doesn't have to be new.
Estimated materials for each week, $2 - $5 depending on the technique, size and number of prints you create.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Megan Lewis is a passionate printmaker with over 20 years teaching at TAFE in Fine Art and Design and Newcastle Printmakers Workshop. Using safer alternative materials and techniques has been of particular interest to Megan in her art making and teaching.

A materials list will be provided upon enrolment.