Scheduled Workshops

Scheduled workshops at Agave Print Studio are offered on set dates. These one-day workshops have an emphasis on fun and learning a new skill. Most of these workshops are introductory and do not require any previous experience in the technique. You leave work stresses at home and enjoy a day of creativity. Tea and coffee on arrival while discussing the workshop technique, a tasty lunch and lots of creative discoveries during the day.

The maximum of 4 participants allows for individual tuition. A materials kit is provided as part of the workshop fee, and additional materials can be purchased during a workshop.

Morning tea and light lunches (vegetarian options) are included.

I run workshops away from Agave Print Studio at organisations in regional Victoria, NSW, SA and Melbourne.  These are usually posted on my Instagram @agave_print_studio or FaceBook @ agave print studio pages.

  • iPhoneography photobooks
    18 June 2022
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn how to use a few well-known image-editing apps on your iPhone or iPad to correct, enhance and transform your photographs. You will then translate your images into a photobook using an online template. Before the workshop select a series of related images and put the photographs into an album/s. Using an iPhone or iPad (more…)

  • Concertina photobooks
    2 July 2022
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In this workshop you will create a postcard-sized concertina book with 10-12 pages, using archival glue with a sturdy black paper concertina book structure. It can be horizontal or vertical in format. Plunder your archive of photographs in the old shoe-box and in a quiet time select and sort into themes. From one of your (more…)

  • Drypoint
    24 September 2022
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Explore the immediacy of soft, hand-drawn 
lines formed by the drypoint technique.
 Drypoint is a fantastic printmaking technique that involves using a sharp metal point, held in the hand like a drawing tool, to scratch lines into the surface of a printing plate. We will use polycarbonate plates. In this workshop you will create a (more…)

  • Cyanotypes – collage
    29 October 2022
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Make cyanotypes using plants and textures. This very evocative early photographic technique gives remarkable results and the technique is relatively simple. The beautiful paper is sensitized and dried in dark area. The you create your design/collage with plants, textures, found materials and place in a contact frame with the cyanotype paper. Exposures can be made (more…)

  • Line drawing cyanotypes
    5 November 2022
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cyanotypes can be created using line drawings. This unique technique involves making a film negative by scratching through a layer of ink on a transparency film. The ink is rolled onto the film and dried. Using an etching needle you create your drawing by scratching through the thin layer of ink on the film; this (more…)

  • Rubber stamp printing
    12 November 2022
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

During this one-day workshop, you will learn how to transform your drawings into carved line stamps for printing. After transferring your drawing onto the rubber stamp, you will be shown how to carve the design using small lino carving tools and a cutting knife. Experiment with printing in different colours and repeat designs. Bring a (more…)

  • Japanese Bookbinding
    19 November 2022
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Explore the versatility of Japanese 4-hole binding technique. A simple and practical bookbinding process you can adapt to various projects. In this workshop participants will make a Japanese book using folded papers, Japanese paper for book covers, and silk thread for stitching the book. A workshop to create beautiful notebooks for gifts or adapt to (more…)

  • Embossing plates and prints
    3 December 2022
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Embossed printing plates can be made using opaque drawings on film, or plants, textures and fabrics placed directly on the plate surface and exposed to UV light (sunlight or UV unit). Please bring to the workshop drawings, small plants, weeds and leaves, flattened if possible. The plate size is 15 x 10cm. If you want (more…)

  • Relief photopolymer prints
    10 December 2022
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

We will use hand-drawn images on double matt drafting film to create the relief printing plate. Discover the amazing detail possible in the photopolymer relief printing plate. You will draw with opaque pens, posca pens, or paint with gouache. Your drawing is placed onto the plate and exposed to sunlight or a UV light unit. (more…)


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