Botanical Printmaking Class

Leaf ink Printing

Next Available: Sat, 13 Feb 10:00AM (AEDT)
2 hours
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Join us for this fun short class in our beautiful and bright Printmaking Studio in Collingwood. In this class you will learn how to ink up and press your botanical specimens in this 2 hour morning workshop 10:00am -12:00pm.

Create a stunning Botanically inspired masterpiece in our 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. .

You do not need drawing skills for this technique as you will use natural foliage that you bring with you on the day to create your masterpiece.

Please don't forget to bring your foliage ready to go before your workshop. Any leaves or soft stems will do just ensure they are fairly flat (to be able to go through the printing press) clean and not too dry or they may crack during pressing.

Each print will be on  A3 size professional Italian Fabriano Rosaspina paper to produce a 3 colour design. You should be able to achieve 3 prints during the class time. All prints are carefully packaged so you can take them home at the end of your class.

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

Our environmental commitment. Jax studio is committed to eco friendly printmaking processes. We use ‘Charbonnel 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 turn your foliage into a stunning print.
  • How to use the printing press. Will also show you how to achieve similar results without a press.
What you will get
  • 3 x A3 size prints on Italian printmaking paper.
  • Your beautiful handcrafted prints 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
  • Please bring with you the foliage you would like to print. The flatter and softer the better.
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.

COVID Requirements

Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. If your booked class is cancelled due to lockdown restrictions your fee will be refunded.


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 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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11 January 2021 • Botanical Printmaking Class

I enjoyed this class it was nice to be around people who had same interest and love of plants and art. Got through alot on a short time and left with three beautiful prints which I am looking forward to framing 😁 I had a great time.