Bring plates you already have (photopolymer or metal or drypoint) and see how they can be printed using a variety of inking and printing techniques.

Time permitting, you could make a second or third plate for a print that needs extra layers. Finish the year with some new inking and printing skills.

You may need to purchase extra plates or printing paper depending on your project/s.

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

Two day workshop, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 50% deposit upon enrollment; balance due 1 day before class starts.

What you will learn
  • Bring plates you already have (photopolymer, metal or drypoint) and see how they can be printed using a variety of inking and printing techniques such as stencil and blended relief colour, and a la poupeé inking.
  • Time permitting you can make a second or third plate to resolve a printed image.
  • Techniques for chine collé and plate registration will be demonstrated.
What you will get
  • During the 2-day workshop you will experiment with a range of inking and printing techniques.
  • A materials kit and vegetarian lunch are provided.

What to bring
  • Bring plates you already have (photopolymer or metal or drypoint).
What to wear

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

Appropriate for

This workshop will extend your inking and printing skills, prior printmaking experience is 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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