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Mon, 17 Feb


The Hunter Artisan Gallery & Cafe

Lino and dry point printing

Create your own lino and dry point blocks then print them ready for framing. Beginners welcome. All materials provided including morning tea.

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Lino and dry point printing
Lino and dry point printing

Time & Location

17 Feb 2020, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Hunter Artisan Gallery & Cafe, 48 Melbourne St, East Maitland NSW 2323, Australia

About the Event

A morning workshop in which you will create your own lino prints and dry points for the wall, greetings cards, to decorate fabric plus much more!  

During the first half of the workshop we will work with lino where you will learn about reversing of images and positive/negative space, cutting techniques, and how to ink up your block. We will print images using a barren on a variety of papers to create a print that is absolutely yours.

In the second half of the workshop we will use dry point. This is a simple and direct method of creating an intaglio image, that is where an image is incised, into a plate and a print created by placing dampened paper onto the plate and passing both through a press. The burr created when scratching the plate holds the ink to create a rich velvety quality.

By the end of the course everyone should have created a lino and a dry point and have printed them ready for framing. This small, relaxed class will enable you to explore two printmaking techniques which can be combined to create more possibilities.

A great workshop for beginners to get a taste for printmaking - see here what previous participants have created.

Price includes: Course notes and all materials and tools including inks, quality printmaking paper, a lino block, a dry point plate and use of a small printing press. You will need to bring Ideas for an image (drawing or photograph), 2B pencil, a drawing/ideas book. 

Wear old clothes and covered shoes.


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