WOOD ENGRAVING
Mar
23
to Mar 24

WOOD ENGRAVING

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WOOD ENGRAVING WORKSHOP

TUTOR : Peter McLean
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
23 + 24 May 2019
TIME : 10am to 4pm
COST : Members $280
Non-members $340
Non-members Conc $320


This two-day, hands on workshop exploring the art of wood engraving is suitable for beginners or those with some prior printmaking experience who want to explore a new technique.

Wood engraving is a form of relief print that enables the creation of highly detailed, yet graphic images, usually on a small scale. Prints can be produced without a press and using only a small number of specialised tools, so it is suitable for those without a large studio space or budget. 

This workshop will cover all aspects of wood engraving including: history of the medium with examples to see; image design; printing block preparation; correct use of engraving tools to create an image; and printing. 

 

 

 

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280.00

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MEZZOTINT - DEMO
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

MEZZOTINT - DEMO

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MEZZOTINT DEMONSTRATION

MEHDI DARVISHI (IRAN)
Megalo Artist in Residence
WHEN : Saturday 20 October 2018
TIME : 2pm - 4.30pm
This demonstration is free to the public however please RSVP if you plan to attend as space is limited in the studio.
PLEASE RSVP : info@megalo.org

Please join Iranian Artist, Mehdi Darvishi for a Mezzotint demonstration at Megalo. We're fortunate to have Mehdi in the studios to show us some of his process. Mehdi is an award wining artist, internationally recognised for his work with Mezzotints. Don't miss the chance to see our International Artist in Residence in action in our Press studio.

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Mezzotint is an intaglio drypoint printmaking process. Prints created using the mezzotint technique can demonstrate incredible tonality and richness. To achieve this effect artists use a 'rocker' (a metal tool that has small teeth) on a metal substrate which can create thousands of little dots on the surface of the plate. These tiny pits in the surface hold ink in the plate enabling a richer impression upon the paper as it comes through the press.


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WOODCUT WORKSHOP
Oct
13
to Oct 14

WOODCUT WORKSHOP

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WOODCUT WORKSHOP

TUTOR : Michael Bell
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
13 + 14 October 2018

TIME : 10am to 4pm
COST : Members $270
Non-members $330
Non-members Concession $310


This two-day, hands on workshop will teach you the basics of this ever popular relief printing technique. Learn how to select the right wood, prepare a surface for carving, care for tools, carve your block and produce a print.

MICHAEL BELL:

Much loved as a Mambo artist in the 1990s, Bell continues to hold a strong following amongst many collectors charmed by the sense of humour and optimism that his paintings, prints and constructions all carry. Michael lives and works in Newcastle, whose harbour, beaches and parks have featured as the subject of many of his works. 

 

 

 

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COLLAGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

COLLAGRAPHY WORKSHOP

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COLLAGRAPHY WORKSHOP

TUTOR : Peter McLean
WHEN : Sunday
30 September 2018
TIME : 10am to 4pm
COST : Members $170
Non-members $230
Non-members Conc $210


Collagraph prints are created from a base plate collaged with selected materials, creating a variety of textures. Enjoy a fun and engaging day in the studios with Peter McLean discovering how to utilises different materials to create interesting surfaces and super textural prints.
No previous printmaking experience required and materials included in the workshop fee.

ABOUT THE TUTOR
Peter McLean is a Canberra based artist with a deep affinity for nature and the environment.  Working across a range of printmaking techniques, his work explores our physical, emotional and spiritual relationships with place.

 

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REPEAT SCREEN PRINT ON FABRIC
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

REPEAT SCREEN PRINT ON FABRIC

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REPEAT SCREEN PRINT ON FABRIC

TUTOR : Julie Ryder
WHEN : 2 x Saturdays
29 September + 6 October
TIME : 10am - 4pm
COST : Members $300
Non-members $360
Non-members Conc $340


Learn how to produce a repeat pattern and print fabric lengths. This course will cover developing patterns and artwork for repeat designs, as well as registration and printing techniques on Megalo’s 8 metre fabric printing table. 

ABOUT THE TUTOR:

Julie Ryder is a Canberra-based textile designer who has gained national and international recognition for her work. She has been a practising textile artist, designer and educator for more than 20 years. Julie draws inspiration from the natural world, combining her scientific background and creativity to produce innovative artworks. Find out more about Julie's art practice HERE

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300.00

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360.00

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SCREEN PRINT ON FABRIC
Aug
4
to Aug 5

SCREEN PRINT ON FABRIC

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SCREEN PRINT ON FABRIC

TUTOR : Jemima Parker
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
4 + 5 Aug 2018

TIME : 10am - 4pm
COST : Members $280
Non-members $340
Non-members Conc $320


Ever wanted to print your own fabric? Learn how to screen print on fabric in this fabulous introductory course. Using photo-sensitive emulsion with UV light, learn how to expose an image onto a screen and then print. This is an excellent foundation course and will give you an excellent grounding in the medium.

ABOUT THE TUTOR:

Jemima is an accomplished artist based in Canberra, Australia and has been the Screen Studio Manager at Megalo for the past three years.  Her work spans print making on fabric and paper. You find out more about Jemima's practice HERE

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280.00

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340.00

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INTRO TO ETCHING
Aug
1
to Aug 22

INTRO TO ETCHING

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INTRO to ETCHING
 

TUTOR : JOHN HART
WHEN : 4 x Wednesdays
3, 10, 17 + 24 October 2018
TIME : 10am to 1pm
COST : Members $290
Non-members $350
Non-members Conc $330

This workshop is a great introduction to the rich and expressive medium of etching or great for those wishing to refine their existing skills. Etching is a medium with endless possibilities where an image is scratched, drawn or painted onto a metal plate and etched to produce a range of marks from delicate lines to painterly gesture. Ink is applied to the plate and the print is taken by placing dampened paper onto the plate and passing both through a press. Students will learn how to prepare plates, use a variety of mark making techniques, etch the plate and print using the intaglio presses.

Price of workshop includes all materials.

 

 

 

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COLOUR ETCHING
Jul
14
to Jul 15

COLOUR ETCHING

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COLOUR ETCHING
 

TUTOR : CLARE JACKSON
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
18 + 19 August 2018

TIME : 10am to 4pm
COST : Members $290
Non-members $350
Non-members Conc $330

This workshop is a great introduction to the rich and expressive medium of etching. Etching is a medium with endless possibilities where an image is scratched, drawn or painted onto a metal plate and etched to produce a range of marks from delicate lines to painterly gesture. Ink is applied to the plate and the print is taken by placing dampened paper onto the plate and passing both through a press. Students will learn how to prepare plates, use a variety of mark making techniques, etch the plate and print using the intaglio presses. Paper preparation and press setting will also be taught.

The class will focus particularly on how to use colour to its best in etching.

Price of workshop includes all materials.

 

 

 

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BOOK BINDING
Jun
2
to Jun 3

BOOK BINDING

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BOOK BINDING

TUTOR : CAREN FLORANCE
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
21 + 22 July 2018

TIME : 10am to 4pm
COST : Members $260
Non-members $320
Non-members Conc $300


This two-day course aims to give participants an introduction to working with basic book forms. Particular attention will be paid to the materials, and investigating a number of sewing and gluing techniques. Play and experimentation will be a large component of the workshop, and participants will take home notes, samples and maquettes for future reference.

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ABOUT THE TUTOR:

Caren Florance is a Canberra-based artist who makes print and book related work, often under the imprint Ampersand Duck. She has degrees in English Literature and Visual Arts. She teaches book arts and typography and is a freelance designer. 

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INTRO TO PRINT - EVENING
Jun
1
to Jul 6

INTRO TO PRINT - EVENING

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INTRO TO PRINT

TUTOR : Peter McLean, Michelle Hallinan, Ellen Rosalie Gunner
WHEN : 6 x Thurs evenings
30 August, 6, 13, 20, 27 September
 + 4 October
TIME : 6 - 9pm
COST : Members $399
Non-members $459
Non-mem Concession $439


The course is a fantastic introduction to what Megalo has to offer! Through this 6 session class you will be guided through the processes of relief printing, screen printing + etching. 

MONO PRINTING: Often referred to as painterly printmaking, monotype is a type of print made by drawing or painting with ink on a smooth surface. The image is then transferred to paper using a press. Unlike other printmaking techniques the resulting image is a 'one off' that cannot be repeated. Best known for rich tones and spontaneous mark making, monotype is an easy to explore medium.

ETCHING: A type of intaglio printmaking. Lines and marks are acid etched into the surface of a copper or zinc plate to create grooves that hold ink for printing. Ink is pushed into the grooves using tarlatan (starched muslin) and then the surface of the plate is wiped clean with tissue. Dampened paper is laid onto the plate and run through a press at high pressure. The ink is transferred to the paper leaving a positive image. Please note that studio cleaning is an important part of each class and each student will be taught the correct procedure.

SCREEN PRINT: Using hand-cut or photographic stencils on a stretched mesh screen, ink is passed through the stencil using a squeegee. The ink is finely layered onto the surface of fabric, paper or other surface.

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INTRO TO PRINT - DAY
May
9
to Jun 13

INTRO TO PRINT - DAY

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INTRODUCTION TO PRINT

TUTORS :
ESTELLE BRIEDIS + JOHN HART

WHEN : 6 x Wednesdays
11, 18, 25 July + 1, 8, 15 August

TIME : 10 - 1pm
COST : Members $399
Non-members $459
Non-members Conc $439


The course is a fantastic introduction to what Megalo has to offer! Through this 6 session class you will be guided through the processes of relief printing, screen printing + etching. 

RELIEF PRINTING: The lino print is made by cutting and chiselling the surface of the lino to create light or white areas. Ink is applied using a roller to the surface of the block. Paper is laid onto the surface and printed through a press or by hand using a baren.

SCREEN PRINT: Using hand-cut or photographic stencils on a stretched mesh screen, ink is passed through the stencil using a squeegee. The ink is finely layered onto the surface of fabric, paper or other surface.

ETCHING: A type of intaglio printmaking. Lines and marks are acid etched into the surface of a copper or zinc plate to create grooves that hold ink for printing. Ink is pushed into the grooves using tarlatan (starched muslin) and then the surface of the plate is wiped clean with tissue. Dampened paper is laid onto the plate and run through a press at high pressure. The ink is transferred to the paper leaving a positive image.

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PHOTO POLYMER
May
7
to May 8

PHOTO POLYMER

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PHOTO POLYMER PRINT

* CLASS FULL *

TUTOR : DIANNE LONGLEY
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
7 + 8 July 2018

TIME : 10am to 4pm
COST : Members $310
Non-members $370
Non-members Conc $350


Explore the versatility of printing with photopolymer plates. Relief and intaglio processes will be covered. This technique offers a safe alternative to etching plates with acids. Create a relief plate from hand-drawn images or you can use found materials such as lace, mesh, or dried plants to create a plate. We will make drawings on drafting film to create intaglio plates. You can use drawings or photographs under the drafting film to make a line and tone drawing with pencils.

During this workshop you will create two plates, one will be processed to print in relief, the other, with different processing will be inked and printed intaglio. You will learn how to ascertain the correct exposure for your plates, and how to process the plates to create durable printing plates. You will also learn how to ink and print onto dampened paper, and a small edition can be made time permitting.

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Apr
11
to Apr 12

SCREEN PRINT ON PAPER

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SCREEN PRINT ON PAPER

TUTOR : ESTELLE BRIEDIS
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
30 June + 1 July 2018

TIME : 10am - 4pm
COST : Members $270
Non-members $330
Non-members Conc $310


Learn how to screen-print on paper in this fun hands on introductory class.

Perfect for beginners or those wanting  to brush up their skills. Estelle will take you through the process of screen printing on paper. You will learn how to expose your images onto a screen using photo-sensitive emulsion with UV light. You'll learn how to set up at a print table, about mixing ink, registration and then pulling your very own prints. 

One of our most popular classes and a fantastic grounding for the Screen Studio.





 

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SCREEN PRINT ON FABRIC
Mar
24
to Mar 25

SCREEN PRINT ON FABRIC

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SCREEN PRINT ON FABRIC

TUTOR : Megan Hinton
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
5 + 6 May 2018

TIME : 10am - 4pm
COST : Members $280
Non-members $340
Non-members Conc $320


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Ever wanted to print your own fabric? Learn how to screen print on fabric in this fabulous introductory course. Using photo-sensitive emulsion with UV light, learn how to expose an image onto a screen and then print.

ABOUT THE TUTOR:

Megan Hinton is an accomplished artist and designer based in Canberra, Australia.

Through her freelance design and artistic practice, Megan regularly exhibits her works and has been commissioned for a wide variety of design projects including graphic design, illustration and textile design. Megan has also designed a range of textiles, fashion accessories, homewares and furniture products under her label Megan Jackson, retailing theses through design markets and specialist stores.

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SOLAR PLATE ETCHING
Mar
24
to Mar 25

SOLAR PLATE ETCHING

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SOLAR PLATE ETCHING
 

TUTOR : SERAPHINA MARTIN
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
24 + 25 March 2018

TIME : 10am to 4pm
COST : Members $310
Non-members $370
Non-members Conc $350


Enjoy a creative weekend with printmaker Seraphina Martin.

In this hands-on two-day workshop, Seraphina will teach you simple techniques used in solar plate etching. Using UV rays from the sun, solar plate etching is a quick, simple and non-toxic printmaking technique.

You will create an image using drawings, photographs or collage, then photocopy your final composition onto acetate film. This print will be exposed onto a photosensitive photo-polymer plate, ready for printing on the etching press. Viscosity inks on rollers will allow for some exquisite colour variations towards a stunning print portfolio.

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LITHOGRAPHY with JOHN LOANE
Mar
3
to Mar 4

LITHOGRAPHY with JOHN LOANE

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Lithography (Stone)
TUTOR :
 John Loane
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
17 + 18 March 2018

TIME : 10am - 4pm
COST : Members $280
Non-members $340
Non-members Concession $320


Creating a lithograph involves creating an image on stone (or metal plates) using greasy materials and transferring that image onto paper through a press to create a print. 

This class will take participants through each step in the process from creating an image through to working the press.

Don't miss your chance to join master printmaker and artist John Loane for this fun Weekend Workshop. Suitable for absolute beginners or those wanting to freshen up their skills.
 

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Mar
3
to Mar 4

MULTI-DISCIPLINE PRINT WORKSHOP with MICHAEL BELL

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Multi-Discipline Workshop
TUTOR :
 Michael Bell
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
3 + 4 March 2018
TIME : 10am to 4pm
COST : Members $310
Non-members $370
Non-members Concession $350


Work across studios in this two-day intensive workshop. You will learn how to photo-silkscreen onto both zinc and aluminium plates using a newly invented sugar lift solution and create etchings like never before!

MICHAEL BELL:

Much loved as a Mambo artist in the 1990s, Bell continues to hold a strong following amongst many collectors charmed by the sense of humour and optimism that his paintings, prints and constructions all carry. Michael lives and works in Newcastle, whose harbour, beaches and parks have featured as the subject of many of his works. 

 

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WOODCUT WORKSHOP
Feb
5
to Feb 6

WOODCUT WORKSHOP

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WOODCUT WORKSHOP

TUTOR : Julian Laffan
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
5 + 6 May 2018

TIME : 10am to 4pm
COST : Members $270
Non-members $330
Non-members Concession $310


This two-day, hands on workshop will teach you the basics of this ever popular relief printing technique. Learn how to select the right wood, prepare a surface for carving, carefor tools, carve your block and produce a print.

Julian Laffan is an artist, educator and curator currently based in Braidwood NSW. Laffan specialises in contemporary woodcuts and drawings, using these mediums to create sculptural objects and works on paper that explore themes of history and identity. Laffan has worked on cross-cultural print based projects in East Timor, Indonesia and on the Thai-Burma border. His works are held in many collections including the Print Council of Australia, Canberra Museum and Gallery, and significant private collections.

 

 

 

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MONOTYPE
Feb
3
to Feb 4

MONOTYPE

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MONOTYPE

TUTOR : Peter McLean
WHEN : Saturday + Sunday
21 + 22 April 2018

TIME : 10am to 4pm
COST : Members $280
Non-members $340
Non-members Conc $320


Often referred to as painterly printmaking, monotype is a type of print made by drawing or painting with ink on a smooth surface. The image is then transferred to paper using a press. 

Unlike other printmaking techniques the resulting image is a 'one off' that cannot be repeated. Best known for rich tones and spontaneous mark making, monotype is an easy to explore medium.

No previous printmaking experience required.

 

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INTRO TO PRINT
Jan
17
to Feb 21

INTRO TO PRINT

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INTRODUCTION TO PRINT

TUTORS : ESTELLE BRIEDIS, PETER MCLEAN + CLARE JACKSON
WHEN : 6 x Thurs evenings
5, 12, 19, 26 Apr, 3, 10 May

TIME : 6-9pm
COST : Members $399
Non-members $459
Non-members Conc $439


The course is a fantastic introduction to what Megalo has to offer! Through this 6 session class you will be guided through the processes of relief printing, screen printing + etching. 

RELIEF PRINTING: The lino print is made by cutting and chiselling the surface of the lino to create light or white areas. Ink is applied using a roller to the surface of the block. Paper is laid onto the surface and printed through a press or by hand using a baren.

SCREEN PRINT: Using hand-cut or photographic stencils on a stretched mesh screen, ink is passed through the stencil using a squeegee. The ink is finely layered onto the surface of fabric, paper or other surface.

ETCHING: A type of intaglio printmaking. Lines and marks are acid etched into the surface of a copper or zinc plate to create grooves that hold ink for printing. Ink is pushed into the grooves using tarlatan (starched muslin) and then the surface of the plate is wiped clean with tissue. Dampened paper is laid onto the plate and run through a press at high pressure. The ink is transferred to the paper leaving a positive image. Please note that studio cleaning is an important part of each class and each student will be taught the correct procedure.

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