ArtGeo to run printmaking workshops in Busselton

Dr Pat Thomas with etched artworks. Image supplied.
Dr Pat Thomas with etched artworks. Image supplied.

ArtGeo staff and tutors have found a new passion in printmaking, and will run a bunch of workshops this month based around different forms of printmaking.

The recent launch of a taster class, which introduced the concept of drypoint, proved very popular and other taster courses will soon be launched including lino cuts, stencil and monoprints.

ArtGeo exhibition supervisor Sharon Williams said we were very fortunate to have a number of excellent printmakers in the region.

"One of these is Dr Pat Thomas from Dunsborough who will run our first set of classes," she said.

Dr Thomas is a highly experienced printmaker and tutor who taught printmaking and cultural theory at Edith Cowan University."

Dr Thomas will be introducing workshop participants to the most up-to-date etching processes.

These processes minimize the use of noxious cleaners creating space that is not only safe to work in, but environmentally friendly.

According to Dr Thomas, printmaking can expand your range of artistic expressions and techniques.

"With the arrival of the new etching press, we can now offer a series of workshops based on the broad horizons that printmaking's many techniques offer," she said.

The next two day course 'Introduction to Collograph and Drypoint' runs on June 9 and 16, as well as, June 23 and 30.

The class size is limited to five to provide participants hands on time with the tutor and the press.

Bookings can be made in person at the ArtGeo Gallery or by phone, 9751 4651.