$220 – $230

En Plein Air Printmaking - Merewether Beach

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Newcastle Printmakers Workshop

Newcastle Printmakers Workshop

27 Popran Road

Adamstown, NSW 2289

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Printmaking on the beach and in the workshop over 2-days using etching and drypoint techniques.

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Tutor: Chris Clifton

Dates: August 22nd and 23rd (Saturday and Sunday)

Time: Saturday (9 am – 3 pm) and Sunday (9 am – 3 pm)

Cost: $230 Non-Members | $220 current NPW Members

Enquiries: chris.j.clifton@outlook.com

Venue: Merewether Beach and Newcastle Printmakers Workshop, 27 Popran Road, Adamstown

Day 1 of the workshop will involve participants being out in the field where they will be able to produce a landscape/seascape drawing/painting on a prepared aluminium plate, as well as acetate sheets. Drawings will be created using soap (white) ground and drypoint techniques. Students will be encouraged to immerse themselves in the environment, gathering as much inspiration and drawings as possible to produce a second/third plate during Day 2.

Day 2 of the workshop will see participants etch the plates they worked on out in the field and produce prints of their En Plein Air works. Students will also be able to produce another inspired print, based on drawings, materials and photographs collected in the field.

All supplies are provided for you to make a series of prints. However, it is encouraged that you also bring further smaller aluminium plates if you want to create more than two plates. Previous experience in intaglio techniques is not required. Experienced and beginning printmakers will benefit from this workshop.

Materials Fee: $30 per person (as larger plates and 2 sheets of printmaking paper will be provided)

What students need to bring: pencils, pens, drawing paper; an easel if you prefer to work that way; sun protection; lunch, snacks and a drink. There will be toilets and a takeaway at the location if required.

Covid Safety:

MASK WEARING IS NOW MANDATORY FOR THIS CLASS (INDOORS - not at the beach)

Due to NPW’s Covid Policy - this workshop is limited to 7 participants to ensure we comply with social distancing. The workshop will be sanitised prior to, during, and after the class. You are expected to bring your own disposable gloves to this workshop and follow the guidelines to ensure safety of other participants.

ABOUT THE TUTOR

Chris Clifton is a printmaker and photographer based here in Newcastle. He has completed Advanced Printmaking and Drawing courses at Newcastle Art School as well as a Diploma in Visual Arts (Printmaking and Photography). He has taught at high schools for a number of years and is currently balancing being a stay-at-home dad, Masters student and artist. Chris likes to combine a range of print and non-print mediums in order to explore human-nature relationships, critical theories and the illusive ‘boundaries’ we like to create between ourselves, others and the environment.

www.chrisclifton.com.au

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