Coming up in our very popular printmaking series in partnership with Castlemaine Press is Aluminium Non Toxic Etching designed for the absolute beginner or those wanting to explore a different technique.

Create beautiful and unique designs on metal safely and without the use of toxic materials. The possibilities with this style is endless!

Week 1:
Introduction and preparation of aluminium plate for etching.

Etch line drawing key plate and proof.

Week 3:
Introduction to White chalk Ground. Apply white chalk ground to second plate and etch.

Proof second plate and print wet on wet with key plate. 

Castlemaine Press Studio LOT 19, McShannag Road, Castlemaine, VIC, 3450, Australia

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Class Schedule

Duration: 4 Weeks x 3Hours

What you will learn
  • Explore a fascinating style of printmaking
  • Create beautiful artwork using a unique technique
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher
  • A fun learning experience!

What to bring
  • Design ideas
What to wear


Appropriate for

Absolute beginner or those wanting to explore a different technique


Castlemaine Community House

Vendor since 2016

Castlemaine Community House is in Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Shire, within the Central Goldfield region of Victoria. It is situated 120kms from Melbourne, approximately an hour and 15 minutes from the city. Castlemaine is encircled by at least six towns, each with their own particular identity. In addition to its established population, the Shire is a magnet for an increasing population of arts practitioners, tree changers, down shifters and those pursuing an alternative lifestyle based on environmental sustainability.

Castlemaine Community House provides programs and activities contributing to community development and supporting individuals and groups within the local community.

Castlemaine Community House is:

◙ a learning centre

◙ a meeting place

◙ a not-for-profit enterprise

◙ a drop-in centre

◙ a supportive, welcoming placean information network

We have a range of regular activities, educational classes for adults, programs for parents and children, and a large number of community projects which we run or contribute to. We are run by a committee of management and we have a number of staff and volunteers.

2015 marks our 30th anniversary. There is abrief history of our first 30 years

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Refunds Policy Cancellations and refunds policy:


  • A full refund, less a 10% administration fee will be provided for  all booking cancellations requested prior to the course start date.
  • A refund is payable, less 50% of the course fee for cancellations  made within 1 week of the course start date as it can be difficult to  fill the space left and replace the lost earnings.
  • No refund will be issued within 48 hours of the course start date or once the course has commenced.
  • Any flexibility outside the above policies must be approved by the Castlemaine Community House Manager.

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10 April 2017 • Ink Roll Print - Aluminum Non-Toxic Etching

This is a fantastic course. Jane is enthusiastic, incredibly helpful and full of expert's tips. The venue is great. Five stars (out of five),