We will gather in the classroom studio where we will prepare your design from the photo or drawing you wish to use as inspiration for your print. You do not need drawing skills for this experience, we use photoshop to convert your chosen image to black and white and reverse it suitable for transferring to your lino or acetate drypoint plate. We will talk about the difference between dry point printing and relief printing so you can decide which method you would like to try in your lesson. I will share with you a brief history of printmaking in Australia while you carve or etch your masterpiece. We will then show you how to use our gorgeous locally made printing press, transferring your print onto several sheets of beautiful cotton content acid free paper. All skill levels are catered for and classes are kept to a maximum of 4 students to ensure that you get the most out of the experience and can enjoy the space and tranquillity to fully immerse yourself in this wonderful process.
I am a printmaker, graphic designer and painter who has been creating and exhibiting in Melbourne for over 25 years. I travel extensively to continually enhance my knowledge of printmaking which I enjoy sharing with my students. My experience in graphic designer as well as printmaking, provides students with extra advice on composition and the use of contrast to enhance their prints. My space, Jax Studio Melbourne is a contemporary and bright studio in historic Collingwood which offers an inspiring space to dry etch or carve your own design and discover the joys of printmaking.
We provide tea, coffee and refreshing iced herbal tea in the warmer months.
We will provide you with all the tools you require to produce your prints during your class.
We will gather in my studio in vibrant and happening Johnston Street. Enjoy creating your prints while you take in the local scenery and going ons through our street view windows.
It is advisable (but not essential) to have an image in mind to print before the class.
To enjoy this class you don't need any printmaking experience, I will guide you every step of the way. All that's require is the desire to have some fun and create something totally unique and printed by you.
Create a unique printmaking souvenir