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Sense of Place – Dry point Printing + Artists Books + Background Techniques

August 3 @ 8:30 am - August 4 @ 3:30 pm UTC+10

Sense of Place – Dry point Printing + Artists Books + Background Techniques Tutor – Peta Lloyd Two-day workshop 8.30 am -3.30pm Cost $75 Suitable for beginners to advanced printmakers

2-Day Workshop
Sense of Place –
Dry point Printing + Artists Books + Background Techniques

Tutor – Peta Lloyd
Two-day workshop 8.30 am -3.30 pm
Cost $75
Suitable for beginners to advanced printmakers

Day One

Explore the art form of artist’s books* through a hands-on experience with a selection of Peta’s artists’ books. Themes and structures, materials, and tools will be explored and discussed.

Day Two

On the second day, you will complete your printing in the first part of the morning, leaving the remainder of the day to combine your Prints,
papers, and textiles to create an artist’s book; these will be folded, stitched and collaged together in the structure of your choice. Found objects may also be incorporated within your artist’s book.

❖ You will create your dry point etchings using the humble printmakers paper plate as well as Tetra Pac and suitable cardboard packaging.
❖ Your etchings will contain fine delicate lines and bold tonal areas. You will experiment with creating marks and texture using a variety of tools such as: cutting knifes, etching needles, awls, wire brushes, sandpaper and even a ballpoint pen! You will be guided through the techniques of cutting into the surface of the plate and peeling away the top layer. Textured and smooth tapes can be applied to create further lines and textures.
❖ You will learn how to ink and print the plates as intaglio prints using an etching press.

Everyone loves an intriguing story, a narrative of your own creating. Enjoy transforming textile surfaces such as paper, and fabrics, old* and new, with your own unique symbols and marks using acrylic paints, drawing and printmaking inks, crayons, and oil pastels, explore **paper dry point etching and mono printing from natural and hand cut stencils, create patterns using simple printing blocks. Finally, combine your papers and textiles to create a unique ***artist’s book.

An integral part of this workshop will be to explore the narratives and sense of place within your works.

*Used textiles contain their own history and energy, as you intertwine old with new you create another layer of history, with an alternate story, a new narrative.

**A dry point paper plate is a thin piece of cardboard; one side has a smooth white surface.

*** “Artists’ Books: not books about art: not books about artists: not even books illustrated by artists (although they can be). Artists’ Books are artworks that use the form or the concept of a book. Free from the constraints of traditional publishing, they are about nothing so much as themselves.” – Helen Cole, State Library Queensland

Peta Lloyd

Peta Lloyd is a visual artist incorporating printmaking, assemblage, encaustic, textiles, and collage, into her works.


August 3 @ 8:30 am UTC+10
August 4 @ 3:30 pm UTC+10
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