Monotype Printmaking: The Art of the Printed Painting

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Monotype Printmaking - the Art of the Printed Painting with Wayne Viney

This is an introduction to monotype printmaking with master printmaker Wayne Viney. This class caters to both beginners and those with some printmaking experience. Some drawing and painting skills are helpful, but are not a prerequisite. We'll work with collage, still life objects, and photographs or images you may wish to bring.

Most of the time will be spent doing black and white or colour monotypes and printing them on the press. The appeal of the monotype lies in the unique translucency that creates a quality of light very different from a painting on paper or a print, and the beauty of this media is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing mediums

About the Instructor

Wayne Viney studied Graphic Design at Swinburne College, graduating with a diploma in Art and Design in 1971. He has held 18 solo exhibitions, and been involved in many group exhibitions, and a finalist in numerous art awards, including the Geelong Print Award, the Rick Amor Print Award, among many others.

His work is held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia; Parliament House, Canberra; Geelong Regional Gallery; Ballarat Art Gallery; Castlemaine Regional Gallery; Hamilton Art Gallery; Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale; Swan Hill Regional Gallery; Orange Regional Gallery and Charles Sturt University, NSW.

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What you will learn
  • Learn to create a monotype print by painting onto a copper plate, then running it through an etching press with dampened rag paper to form a unique one of a kind print
  • You will explore a variety of techniques, including a simple trace monotype in black and white, then black and white subtractive, (erasing into the ink) followed by black and white additive, (painting onto the plate)
  • You will progress working in colour, painting an image onto the plate, both with and without the press
What you will get
  • Students will watch Wayne demonstrate the process, then will receive their own plate to work on for the class, with individual help to produce their own prints to take home.
  • Follow up workshop notes will be provided.
  • Source material will be offered for those who don't bring their own with them.
  • Class numbers are limited to eight to provide a quality experience for everyone.
  • We will use artist quality inks and Fabriano printmaking paper.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)


Linda Robertson

Vendor since 2017

Ivanhoe Studio School is based in Linda Robertson’s home studio in Ivanhoe. We run classes in life drawing, general drawing and printmaking.

Linda Robertson has worked with the figure in pastel and charcoal for many years, and teaches life drawing to adults and senior school students. Her work has been influenced by drawings from the Italian Renaissance, by Edgar Degas, and by contemporary Australian artist Godwin Bradbeer. Linda's work is held in the collections of the Bass Coast Shire, the City of Bright, and Strathcona Girls School, and has been widely exhibited across eastern Australia, and in London.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Linda Robertson 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 Linda Robertson to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Linda Robertson or organised by Linda Robertson 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 Linda Robertson.


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


Linda Robertson 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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