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Intaglio printing with photopolymer plates
Use a graphite pencil to create a drawing on drafting film which is exposed onto a photopolymer plate, and print onto dampened paper to produce a beautiful intaglio print.

 No previous printmaking experience required.

One-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunch and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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March 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00
April 19, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00
May 17, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00
October 18, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00
November 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00

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Digital inkjet chine collé using photopolymer plates

Create background colours which are inkjet printed onto Japanese paper and printed in conjunction with a photopolymer plate. You need a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and some previous printmaking experience would be advisable. The printed Japanese paper is used as a chine collé layer with the inked photopolymer plate. A challenging workshop, but the possibilities are amazing.

Some printmaking experience useful but a good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is essential.

Two-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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August 16, 2017 - August 17, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $450.00

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Monotype drawing workshop by Sandra Starkey Simon

This innovative drawing monotype workshop will employ water soluble pencils and crayons giving immense variation in the exploration of drawing for monoprinting. On the first day there will be experimentation with the technique and materials and on the second day a series of three prints will be produced from an original drawing by working from a ghost image onto the printing plate. Washes of colour can also be incorporated. Serialization is a creative technique where ideas grow and a narrative can evolve. This is a unique and exciting process of working in the immediate printmaking technique of monotype.

About the artist: Sandra Starkey Simon’s printmaking career spans two continents and includes exhibitions, lecturing in the USA and SA as well as running Magpie Studios in both countries. Sandra’s work focuses on screenprinting and monotype.

Visit www.sandrastarkeysimon.com.au to see Sandra’s work.

Two-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $450.00

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Making plates for letterpress from photopolymer plates
This workshop will show you how to create letterpress printing plates from film negatives and photopolymer plates. The text will be set using Adobe InDesign or Photoshop software, and then printed to inkjet film. The film negative must be very opaque. Photopolymer plates can be made that have both line art and text on the one plate. The plates can be printed in black or in colour.

One-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunch and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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August 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00
September 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00

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Copper plate for line, and photopolymer plate for tone
An exciting workshop to combine the fine line work of copper plate etching with tonal information on a photopolymer plate. You will learn basic printmaking techniques on copper plate bitten in ferric chloride and then make a photopolymer plate/s to be printed in register with the copper plate, to add colour and tone to the print.

No previous printmaking experience required.

Three-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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February 17, 2017 - February 19, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $650.00
August 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $650.00

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Cardboard drypoint and photopolymer printmaking
This workshop reveals the wonders of cardboard drypoint and photopolymer printmaking — simple printmaking processes which can be translated to the classroom. A relatively new type of drypoint cardboard plate will be used that can be inscribed with lines of different qualities. Areas of the plate surface can be cut and removed to expose dark velvety areas when inked and printed. Textures can be created by using the etching press to impress different materials into the surface of the cardboard plate. On day two drawings or digital files will be used to create a photopolymer plate, which can be printed intaglio and in relief as well.

No previous printmaking experience required.

Two day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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March 4, 2017 - March 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00
August 30, 2017 - August 31, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00

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Intaglio photopolymer printmaking with chine collé, gold leaf and colour pencil

Explore how you can add extra dimension to your prints by using chine collé with gold leaf and coloured pencils. You can add fine Japanese papers as a layer between the Western paper support and the printed image using photopolymer intaglio plates. We can add gold leaf to the Japanese paper to print under the intaglio image, and also add gold leaf with coloured pencils.

Note: corrected date from Agave Print Studio 2017 Workshops brochure (was listed as 13 September)

No previous printmaking experience required.

One-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunch and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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September 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00

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Testing for double exposures, using a random dot screen
An introduction to using double exposures to produce beautiful velvety intaglio prints. This process creates a more accurate plate for intaglio printing. You can get good shadow detail and information in the highlights. The photopolymer plate is exposed with the film positive and a separate exposure with a random dot screen. Testing of exposure times shows how lengthening or shortening each exposure influences the image on the plate.

Previous work using photopolymer plates would be useful.

Two-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00
September 27, 2017 - September 28, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00

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Embossing with photopolymer plates
Discover the amazing detail in the embossed print using photopolymer plates, then print the plate with a transparent relief colour. Photopolymer plates are water-washout.

A wonderful technique to print cards and can be used to add surface texture to prints.

No previous printmaking experience required.

One-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunch and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

 

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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March 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00
April 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00
May 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00
October 4, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00
November 8, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $220.00

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Make eight miniature photopolymer prints and a concertina booklet
Explore the versatility of printing with photopolymer plates to create prints for a concertina artist book. Bring drawings for 8 small plates. You will make the plates and print them onto Japanese paper, which will be folded to create a small book. The plates can be inked in colour, or hand-tinted with watercolours.

 No previous printmaking experience required.

Three-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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October 6, 2017 -
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $650.00

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5-days of embossing, relief printing, intaglio, chine collé and multiple plates

Discover the versatility of printmaking with photopolymer plates in an extended workshop. Explore the sculptural qualities of embossing, the fine line work of relief and intaglio printing, and then add subtle complexity with chine collé and multiple plate printing. Line and tonal drawings and photographic images can be used. Bring a folder of drawings and high-resolution digital photographs as source material. The techniques start simply and get more sophisticated as the workshop progresses.

 No previous printmaking experience required.

Five-day workshop. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

 

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $850.00

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Create porcelain works using your drawings
Use your drawings to create a unique set of multiples. Porcelain plates will be fired using laser-printed decals, then you can add colour using traditional china paints. Your original drawings will be scanned to create the decals. Or bring a range of your ceramic pieces and experiment with firing decals on their surfaces. The decals will be fired on Saturday night ready for hand-tinting on Sunday. You can leave your pieces to be fired or take them home for the second firing.

Image shows porcelain plates after first firing, by Dianne Longley at top, and Deidre Chestney below. Deidre brought a range of her ceramic ware in 2016 and they all worked with the laser printed decals.

Note: corrected date from Agave Print Studio 2017 Workshops brochure (one workshop was listed as 30-31 August)

No previous experience required.

Two-day workshop. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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March 11, 2017 - March 12, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00
November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00

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Explore the world of hand-printed cards and stationary
Use vintage blocks and plates to create individual, hand-printed cards for the festive season, or unique cards for a special occasion. Or you can make your own designs using photopolymer plates and letterpress print them on vintage presses.

No previous experience with photopolymer plates is necessary for this workshop.

Two-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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November 4, 2017 - November 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $440.00

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Relief and intaglio printing with photopolymer plates
An introductory workshop. Explore the versatility of printmaking with photopolymer plates. Create a relief and embossing/relief plate on the first day and an intaglio plate on the second day. We will use hand-drawn images to create the relief plates and digital files/hand-drawn positives for the intaglio plate. Discover the amazing detail possible in the embossed/ relief and intaglio prints. Photopolymer plates are water-washout.

Note: corrected date from Agave Print Studio 2017 Workshops brochure (one workshop was listed as 18-19 November)

No previous printmaking experience required.

Two-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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February 8, 2017 - February 9, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00
May 4, 2017 - May 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00
November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00

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Intaglio printmaking using aluminium and zinc plates with copper sulphate
Lyn Nicholls is a Riddles Creek printmaker who recently studied traditional printmaking techniques at Il Bisonte workshop in Florence, Italy. With previous experience in making plates using copper sulphate Lyn has a wide knowledge of metal plate techniques. This is an introductory workshop and you will work with both aluminium and zinc plates.

No previous experience required.

Two-day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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November 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00

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Work with drypoint on acrylic plates and monoprinting
Explore the traditional use of drypoint printmaking on acrylic plates combined with monoprinting and chine collé. We will use two different monoprinting techniques, blended relief colour rolls using Van Son inks, and water-based Createx paints. Small areas of gold leaf can be applied to the printing paper after the monoprinting, and before the drypoint is printed. A special gold size will be used to prevent the gold lifting during the intaglio printing.

No previous experience required.

Two day workshop 10am-5pm. Workshop fee includes gst, vegetarian lunches and materials kit. Maximum 4 people.

Location Agave Print Studio
9 Bowen Street
Trentham Vic
0414 891 952
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Instructor
Dianne Longley
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November 29, 2017 - November 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee $420.00
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