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.


  • May 9, 2020 - May 10, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Create background colours which are inkjet printed onto Japanese paper which is then printed as a chine collé layer with the inked photopolymer plate. A challenging workshop, but the possibilities are amazing.

$450 inc lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


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

Working with either or both metal type and photopolymer plates, create letterpress text and images. Create line art or halftone photopolymer plates. Print on an 1860s Albion press, 1890s Model No.2, and an Ajax Major.

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


  • May 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore the sculptural qualities of embossing, using hand-drawn/painted films exposed onto photopolymer plates.
You can also use found plants and textures to create and print water-washable plates.

Fee includes lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


  • May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn iPhone apps to correct, enhance and transform your photographs. Quality prints will be adhered to wooden panels and coated with encaustic wax medium enhancing photographs with greater intensity and translucence.

$450 inc lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


  • June 13, 2020 - June 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A fine line relief/intaglio print can be obtained using scraperboard, which is drawn into with an etching tool. This is scanned, printed to film, and exposed to a photopolymer plate. A film negative for relief, a film positive for intaglio.

Fee includes lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


  • June 27, 2020 - June 28, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exciting workshop combining line worked on an aluminium plate with colour information on a photopolymer plate. Copper sulphate bath for aluminium, and water-washed photopolymer plate. Print the two plates.

Fee includes lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


  • September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Make a relief photopolymer plate and print it onto brass foil, and then make an intaglio photopolymer plate and print using metal leaf on Japanese paper and metallic tissues to add a reflective surface behind your image. (right: Aluminium foil intaglio print by Pamela Kent.)

Fee includes lunches (vegetarian options) and materials kit.


  • 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.