Tutors and workshops

All workshops are 4 days long — Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 & Friday 18 January with Wednesday free. We are looking at the possibility of organising gallery/ studio visits for those interested.

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Jason Grieg – exploring black and white monoprinting techniques

Artist Jason Greig will lead you through the drawing and printing processes he uses in his own art practice. A great chance to learn from one of New Zealand's most skilled printmakers. This workshop will include a demonstration of his technique and then an opportunity to have a go yourself as Jason gives advice and tips. This four day workshop is suitable for experts and beginners.

 

Jo Ogier “The Layered Woodcut”

In this four-day workshop, we will explore the layering of textures, imagery and colour in the form of woodblock prints. The focus of the course will be creating alternative textures and incorporating them through layers of colour to enrich your own image development, along with the production of your own small limited edition woodblock print. Both reduction and key block printing techniques will be used. The print medium has often in the past been used for political, social and environmental comment, so if you are looking for inspiration why not use your work to find your voice on a topic that is near and dear to you.

Topics covered will include image development; composition; creative mark making; cutting techniques; alternative methods of creating texture – through the use of mediums such as shellac and other textured surfaces to print from; ink handling and rolling techniques; registration procedures; techniques of printing with and without a press; edition printing; signing; and issues related to general health and safety in the workshop environment.

 This workshop is suitable for those with some printmaking experience and beginners.

 

Carla Watson — Screen Printing on Fabric

Screen printing course looking at the basics of fabric printing at a beginners to intermediate level. Taking your design from paper concept through to the screen then onto printed fabrics. Students will engage in the set up process of transferring a design onto screen, hand printing, stamping and stenciling, colour tests and creating final fabrics with their screen designs. The first two days will look at design development screen setup and printing techniques. Engaging in a mixture of hand and screen print work. Using a range of colours and layouts will print x2 1 m fabric pieces. The final two days Allows students more freedom to print their own fabric pieces projects or fabric drops using all of the print techniques they have been exposed to. Many of the techniques taught over the week can be simply adapted for at home printing on a shoestring budget using recycled or found objects.

 

 Lizzy Payne & Kim Lowe — Exploring Intaglio printmaking

Participants will experience various techniques of intaglio. We will begin by broadly exploring tools, materials, techniques and print methods, this includes becoming confident with the operation of the printing press. 

Methods that will be included in the course include hard and soft ground etching as well as aquatint, with an opportunity to experiment with tonal ranges. There will also be the opportunity to explore various print outcomes including using colour, multiple plate printing and chine collé. It is expected that there will be at least 2 final works, with a range of test plates.

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