Books and Beyond “Turning Straw into Gold”
to Apr 28

Books and Beyond “Turning Straw into Gold”

A fun, multi-faceted workshop encouraging play and experimentation, exploring a variety of mark making processes to overprint and transform your old prints/ proofs, drawings, found papers and materials. Or start something completely fresh! You will work towards creating beautiful objects and structures, delving into the realm of creating artists books, learning construction and binding techniques and ways of communicating your ideas with purpose.

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2018 PCANZ Summer School, Whanganui
to Jan 12

2018 PCANZ Summer School, Whanganui

Dates: Monday 8th to Friday 12th January 2018

Please refer to attached brochure for details of the workshops available and the fees.

Please enrol by sending an email to the Print Council

Please send your contact details and an indication of which workshop/s you wish to attend, as well as second preferences, in case a workshop is full or undersubscribed. Also any dietary requirements and the number of nights accommodation you require.

Options are:

1. Anthony Davies: stone lithography: 5-day workshop (Monday 9:30 am to Friday 3pm)

2. Catherine Macdonald: drypoint etching on aluminium: 2-day workshop (Mon – Tues; 9:30-4:30)

3. Marty Vreede: harakeke/flax papermaking: 2-day workshop (Mon – Tues; 9:30-4:30)

4. Di Harries: creative book binding: 2-day workshop (Wed noon – Fri noon)

5. Carole Shepheard: etching and the botanical: 2-day workshop (Wed noon – Fri noon)

6. Faith Thomas/Julia Ellery: mezzotint printmaking: 2-day workshop (Wed noon – Fri noon)

7. Open Studio Option: by the day (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Also, please indicate which nights you wish to book accommodation at Ad Astra Hostel including the Sunday prior or Friday following the workshop if you need this.

All meals are included in the fee, so please indicate any dietary requirements that you may have.

Please make payments to PCANZ by internet banking to Account 03 0791 0387378 00.

It is essential that you add your name and summer school as references for the treasurer to identify your payment.

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Gary Shinfield Workshops
to Nov 11

Gary Shinfield Workshops

PCANZ presents a series of exciting woodcut workshops with Australian printmaker Gary Shinfield

Landscape as portrait using the woodcut medium

Can you imagine yourself as mountain, sea, valley or river, or perhaps some other element of the physical world? Aspects of the environment around us can provide metaphors revealing who we are, and what we are experiencing as we move through various stages of life. When translated into images, they can become self-portraits in the broadest sense, and signposts mapping our journey.

The woodcut medium will be used to explore the relationship between landscape and portrait. Small blocks of easy to carve wood will be supplied and various techniques will be introduced to provide different ways to realise ideas. 

During the workshop the following techniques will be introduced:- the use of water based printing inks; multiple plate printing for layered images; various papers for printing including Asian papers; and brush painting techniques for research.

$150.00 plus materials, limited to 10 places

To enrol and for further details please contact the PCANZ reps listedbelow

Wellington 28th - 29th October at the Learning Connection, Taita:

Napier 4th – 5th November at Hastings Girls High School

Kawhia 8th - 9th November FULL

Auckland 10th -11th November at Westlake High School


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