The Art of Printmaking- Autumn Saturdays

Intaglio Drypoint or Relief Linocut Printing

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Join us for a wonderfully inspiring Saturday in our beautiful and bright Printmaking Studio in Collingwood. 

Create a stunning Dry Point Etching or Relief Linocut to produce your very own unique  masterpiece in our relaxed and creative atmosphere small size workshops. 

Class sizes are kept to a maximum of four students so you can enjoy the lovely studio surroundings and get the most from your instructor and experience.

In this class you can choose between either Intaglio Drypoint or Linocut Relief in this 4 hour workshop.  

Linocut offers a high contrast result using linocut tools to carve your design - where the lino remains (raised) the black ink will roll onto with the brayer, where it has been carved out the paper will show through. You will also produce one print on a Japanese paper background (choice of colours).

Intaglio Drypoint offers a more drawn/sketched like quality. Use a pointed etching tool to scratch your design into your acetate plate, you can also experiment with leaving some background ink to create a mezzotinted result. I can show you how to achieve this effect.

You do not have to decide on which technique until you arrive and I  explain both processes. You also do not need drawing skills for this class as you will transfer your design using carbon paper to your lino or trace through the clear acetate with an etching tool for drypoint to create your masterpiece.

To allow more time to carve or etch it is highly advised to have an image or idea in mind before your workshop. We are happy for you to email us your ideas beforehand so we can offer advice and have your image (using Photoshop) adjusted for contrast, reversed for printing and ready for you to begin creating when you arrive.

The drypoint plate or lino relief tile is 13cm x 19cm (please keep this in mind when thinking about your design) and will be printed on professional Italian Rospina paper to produce a beautiful one-colour A4 design. You will produce 3 A4 size prints.  All prints are allowed a short setting time and then carefully packaged so you can take your prints home at the end of your class.

Tea, water and coffee and biscuits will be provided as you work, but please feel free to also bring your lunch or snacks.

Our workshops are suitable for complete beginners to printmaking as well as those with experience. Our workshops are recommend for students aged 12 and over. Please contact us if your child is under 12 and would still like to attend our workshops.

Our environmental commitment. Jax studio is committed to eco friendly printmaking processes. We use ‘Carbonnel Aqua Wash’ ink which has the same quality, pigment concentration, light fastness and permanence as traditional solvent based inks and it can be hand coloured when completely dry. The difference with this ink is that it is non-toxic and washes up safely with soap and water so it’s ideal for those who are sensitive to the traditional solvents used in printmaking and is much less harmful to the environment.

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What you will learn
  • How to transfer your idea or image into a stunning design for dry etch printing or relief printing.
  • An understanding of how to use specific tools to get texture and contrast in your artwork through the use of various lines and carving depths.
  • How to ink a dry etch plate or roll a relief tile to achieve your desired result and how to use the printing press.
What you will get
  • Three A4 size prints on Italian printmaking paper.
  • Your dry etched plate or relief carved tile to take home with you.
Parking Info

Parking is usually available in the side streets off Johnston Street, just please take note of any restrictions.

What to bring
  • It is highly recommended to bring an image or email us your image ideas before the class as it will give you more time to carve or etch.
What to wear

Aprons will be provided but it's best to wear comfortable clothes you don't mind the possibility of getting ink on and closed-toe shoes.

Appropriate for

All skill levels are catered for. This class is excellent for beginners as well as those with previous printmaking experience. Suitable for students 12 years and over.


Jax Studio Melbourne

Vendor since 2019

Jax Studio Melbourne hosts printmaking classes teaching various fun and exciting printmaking techniques that are suitable and enjoyable for all skill levels.  Class sizes are kept small (max 4) to ensure you get the most out of the space and your instructor. Enjoy the artistic environment of the studio located in the arts precinct of Collingwood while you work on your original print masterpiece and soak in the vibrant and creative atmosphere of your surroundings.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Jax Studio Melbourne requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Jax Studio Melbourne to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Jax Studio Melbourne or organised by Jax Studio Melbourne must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Jax Studio Melbourne.


I agree to give Jax Studio Melbourne unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Jax Studio Melbourne classes and events or on Jax Studio Melbourne’s premises. (For use of Jax Studio Melbourne marketing materials).


Jax Studio Melbourne requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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