Workshops


View a full list of workshops here. Or download Agave workshops brochure 2020 pdf (A3 fold to A5).
March-April 2020 workshops have been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.
They are available in the future upon request.

Please read our Terms and Conditions for workshops and classes.


  • October 1, 2020 - October 2, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover the amazing detail in an embossed photopolymer print. Use found plants, textures and drawings to create and print water-washable plates under pressure in an etching press. Simple printing, make exquisite cards.


  • October 9, 2020 - October 11, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exciting workshop to combine the fine line work of copper plate in ferric with tonal information on a photopolymer plate. Use litho crayons, tusche washes, toner washes, scratching and pencils to create the tonal plate.

Fee includes lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


  • October 16, 2020 - October 17, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore the versatility of printmaking with photopolymer plates. Create an embossing/relief plate and an intaglio plate. Discover the amazing detail possible in relief and intaglio prints. Photopolymer plates are water-washout.

Fee includes gst, lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


  • October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chine collé is a technique to add subtle background colour to an intaglio print, and you can also add colour elements with washes or pencils to the Japanese paper. The addition of gold leaf to the chine collé paper gives lusture as well.

Fee includes lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


  • October 29, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Create an edition of ex-libris bookplates; small decorative labels which are pasted inside a book’s cover to confirm ownership. Create one with personal design elements expressing your interests combined into an interesting design.

Fee includes lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


  • November 6, 2020 - November 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using a colour photograph or drawing you will create four photopolymer plates which are then inked in yellow, magenta, cyan and black and printed in register to create intaglio prints referencing chromolithographs from the early 1900s.

Fee includes lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


  • November 17, 2020 - November 20, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Make two A3 photopolymer plates with additional colour created using an inkjet print on Japanese paper which is printed using the chine collé technique. Drawings or photographs can be used. This is an advanced workshop.


  • November 29, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore the versatility of Japanese 4-hole binding technique. A simple and adaptable bookbinding process you can adapt to various projects. A traditional Japanese lunch will be served. Art materials from Japan will be discussed

Fee includes lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.