Use very fine pens or scraperboard and an etching tool to create a fine line image which is then scanned and printed as a film positive or a film negative.

From the film you will make a photopolymer plate which can be printed intaglio and relief.

No previous printmaking experience necessary.

Agave Print Workshop is located in an amazing 1970s A-frame at Trentham, a small town 97km north-west of Melbourne. Accommodation available. Price includes GST.

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Class Schedule

September 22, Thursday | 10:00am-5:00pm September 23, Friday | 10:00am-5:00pm November 17, Tuesday | 10:00am-5:00pm November 18, Wednesday | 10:00am-5:00pm

What you will learn
  • Create a fine line image using scraperboard or fine pens which will be scanned and printed as a film positive or a film negative.
  • Photopolymer plates will be made from the film positive or negative.
  • Experiment with a la poupee inking and printing or relief printing.
What you will get
  • Create beautiful fine line intaglio and relief prints.
  • A materials kit and vegetarian lunch are provided.

What to bring
  • Just you and your interest to learn!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: it might get messy)

Appropriate for

No previous printmaking experience necessary.


Dianne Longley

Vendor since 2015

In 2014 Dianne moved from Adelaide to Trentham in the Central Highlands of Victoria. Her art-work includes printmaking; encaustic, oil and pokerwork on wooden panels; artist books; on-glaze porcelain; and small scale bronze casting.

In her current work Dianne combines a cast of characters with cloudscapes and plant forms to create various scenarios. Her characters live in a world where nothing is certain.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Full payment or a 50% deposit is made at the time of registration. Balance of workshop payments can be made during the workshop.

Full refunds will only be made if your selected workshop/s are cancelled. If you give 14 days notice of withdrawal from a workshop you may swap your payment to another workshop within a 12 month period. All workshop fees include GST.

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Terms & Conditions

Workshops usually have a maximum of 6 participants to ensure individual attention. A materials kit is provided as part of the workshop fee for most workshops at AGAVE PRINT STUDIO. Additional materials can be purchased during or after a workshop. At Spring, Autumn and Summer School workshops some materials are charged separately as they can vary between the individual projects of participants.

On full-day workshops morning tea and a vegetarian lunch are provided. During half-day classes morning or afternoon tea is provided.

Many AGAVE PRINT STUDIO workshops and classes are suitable for beginners; if prior experience is necessary it is noted on the workshop description. The workshops introduce participants to exciting new printmaking processes, and suit a range of practioners. The workshops are particularly valuable for teachers and artists wanting to upgrade or extend their range of printmaking skills.

AGAVE PRINT STUDIO promotes a safe working environment.

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