Description

Explore the immediacy of drawing into polycarbonate plates to create small prints for a concertina artist book.

With your drawings you will create 8 small plates and print them on an etching press onto Western paper. These small images will be either folded to create a concertina book or cut to size and glued to a backing sheet which is folded to create a concertina book.  You can also print covers for the book.

The plates can be inked in colour, or hand-tinted with watercolours.

 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

Duration: 2 Day Workshop (7 Hours per session)

What you will learn
  • Explore the immediacy of drawing into polycarbonate plates to create drypoint prints for a small concertina artist book.
  • Create the 8 small plates and print them onto Western paper, which will be collaged to a folded backing sheet of paper.
  • Add a front and back cover to create a small book.
What you will get
  • You will make a small concertina book with hand-printed images.
  • A materials kit and vegetarian lunch are provided.

What to bring
  • Bring a range of drawings or photographs which can be used as source material for 8 small plates.
What to wear

Please bring an apron, or wear old clothes and closed shoes.

Appropriate for

No previous experience with printmaking necessary.


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Dianne Longley

Vendor sincce 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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