Foil Printing: A response to George Baldessin’s silver foil prints


Workshop location is Baldessin Press Studio, with Dianne Longley and Tess Edwards jointly presenting. This is a Print Council of Australia 50th Anniversary ‘Year of Print’ event.

An exciting, historical printmaking event which will combine research and practical skills. Tess Edwards will present an informal session on Baldessin’s use of silver foil in beautiful intaglio prints from the Baldessin Estate.

Dianne Longley will demonstrate a range of foil-printing techniques. Participants will produce intaglio photopolymer plates which can be printed with foil or areas of gold leaf, experimenting with a range of techniques. A small edition of prints can be made, time permitting. This is a wonderful opportunity to work in the bushland Baldessin studio, and use the same silver foil used by George Baldessin.

About the artist: Tess Edwards is a mixed media and book artist and director of Baldessin Press Studio which is located at 90 Shaftsbury Avenue, St Andrews, Victoria.

Two-day workshop. Workshop fee includes materials kit. Maximum 6 people.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2 Day Workshop (7 Hours per session)

What you will learn
  • An exciting, historical printmaking event which will combine research and practical skills.
  • Use of silver foil in beautiful intaglio prints from the Baldessin Estate.
  • Demonstrate a range of foil-printing techniques.
What you will get
  • Workshop fee includes materials kit.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
What to wear



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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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.

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