Hardcover Book Binding
Jun
18
to Jun 19

Hardcover Book Binding

Learn how to bind your own journal using traditional stitching techniques. We’ll show you how to prepare the papers and show you step-by-step how to stitch it all together to create your own handmade book!

This bookbinding technique creates visual diaries, portfolios, photo albums.  They make the perfect handmade gift to yourself or someone special. Decorative papers, ribbons and covers will be available for you to use to complete your A5 hardcover book to take home.

No experience necessary! All materials are provided, but if you have some special papers that you would like to include in the book, or fabric you’d like to use as a cover, feel free to bring them along!

Date: Tuesday 18 June, 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Location: Work-Shop Brisbane, 16 Austin St Newstead

Tickets: $75 — 80

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Lithography Printmaking: Stones (3 Days)
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Lithography Printmaking: Stones (3 Days)

Lithography is a unique printmaking medium that is based on the principle that oil and water repel one another. Unlike many other printmaking mediums, lithography is a chemical process, which incorporates direct drawing techniques to produce beautiful prints with a unique aesthetic.

This 3-day session is designed as an introduction to the lithography medium, and would suit those who are yet to explore the world of lithography, would like a refresher course, or have worked with aluminium plates and are keen to discover the beauty of stones. We will explore the lithography process from start to finish, from drawing and processing, to printing and editioning.

Some materials will be provided, but participants will be expected to supply their own paper. A list of materials and suggestions will be sent out in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: stone lithography is a heavily physical medium, and participants will be required to move and lift heavy objects, perform repetitive movements, and operate hand-driven presses. If you have any physical limitations or are unsure of what is involved, please contact us prior to signing up so we can work through options together. We will also be running an Aluminium Plate Lithography course which is less physically demanding.

Date: Friday 28 June — Sunday 30 June 9:30am — 4:00pm

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate 4013

Cost: $380 + bf

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Learn to Print! Stamp Carving (Ages 5+)
Jul
2
9:30 AM09:30

Learn to Print! Stamp Carving (Ages 5+)

In this fun 90 minute class, students will learn how to carve their own stamps to create unique artworks. Students will be shown how to safely carve their blocks, apply water-based inks, and print them onto paper.

This workshop is suitable for ages 5-12, all materials are included.

PLEASE NOTE: as sharp tools are involved in this session, parents must stay with their children if they are under 8 years old.

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09:30am — 11:00am

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford Street Northgate, 4013

Cost: $35 +bf

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Check out our Learn to Dye! and Learn to Weave! textile classes with Tawny Threads during the school holidays, too!

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Linocut Printmaking for Teens
Jul
3
9:30 AM09:30

Linocut Printmaking for Teens

In this 3 hour workshop students will learn the skills of relief printmaking, and print their own works on paper! Relief is the oldest form of printmaking, and involves carving away an image from a block and rolling it up with ink to transfer to paper.

This class will cover carving images from a printing block, line work and cutting techniques, safety, correct inking of a plate and hand printing.

Suitable for ages 13 - 17, all materials provided.

Date: Wednesday 3 July, 9:30am — 12:30pm

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate 4013

Cost: $60 + bf

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Community Ink Day! (School Holiday Program)
Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

Community Ink Day! (School Holiday Program)

Come and get your hands inky this school holidays at Grey Hand Press! In these free drop in - drop out sessions, you will be able to create your own stamped artwork using pre-carved stamps in our studio. Make a unique print, greeting card or wrapping paper.

There will be two sessions on the day, 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm. No bookings required, simply drop in and create your masterpiece! Just make sure to arrive at least half an hour before the end of the session to ensure you will be able to make a print.

Date: Friday 5 July 2019, 10:00 am — 1:00pm and 2:00pm — 5:00pm

Location: Grey Hand Press 28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate QLD 4013

Cost: Free! (Donations gratefully accepted for supply of materials)

No bookings required.

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Shelbyville @ GHP: DIY Long-Stitch Sketchbooks/Journals
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Shelbyville @ GHP: DIY Long-Stitch Sketchbooks/Journals

DIY Long-Stitch Sketchbooks/Journals
(Art-wrapped hard-covers, leather spine, and criss-cross longstitch binding)

This session is taught by one of our favorite local creative bookbinders, Michelle Vandermeer.

Learn how to create your very own A5-sized sketchbook/journal in landscape format, with five fat sections filled with your most favourite papers. Hardboard covers wrapped with a special feature paper (or even your own prints/art!). A leather spine with a choice of stitching styles, either criss-crossed with five stacks of ‘X’s in a wide choice of colours, or five neat vertical lines of stitching colour-coordinated to your book.

In this workshop you can make the perfect sketchbook or journal, and the technique is highly adaptable to albums and portfolios too. All materials are provided, and you can choose from a variety of eco-friendly upcycled leathers, an assortment of different papers for the book’s pages, and a colourful range of waxed-linen threads, all coming together to make a uniquely personalised book.

Ideal for complete beginners, as well as those who would like to expand their range of bookbinding techniques. You'll be able to examine finished examples of a variety of criss-cross/longstitch sketchbooks/journals, and draw inspiration from the variations and possibilities.

All tools and materials are provided as part of the workshop, but you are welcome to bring your own items from home (i.e. A3 cutting mat, a metal ruler, craft/Stanley knife, pencil, awl, bonefolder), and we encourage you to bring along sheets of arty/coloured/found papers that you might want to use in your book.

Comprehensive instructions and templates are also included, to enable you to continue making more books at home.

Afternoon tea provided, coffee and tea available throughout.

Date and Time: Sunday 7 July, 1pm to 5pm

Location: Grey Hand Press

Cost: $130 per person

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Learn to Dye! Playing with Indigo (Ages 5+)
Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Dye! Playing with Indigo (Ages 5+)

Come along during the school holidays and learn to create magical patterns on fabric with all natural indigo dye! This 90 minute class will introduce the students to the wonders of indigo dye and show them how to fold and twist their fabric to produce one-of-a-kind textiles.

All folding materials are provided, including some cotton fabric to play with. Students are encouraged to bring along additional items of clothing (white or light coloured, cotton or other natural fibre only, prewashed if possible) so they can create a masterpiece for their wardrobe!

This workshop is suitable for ages 5-12.

PLEASE NOTE: this class can be messy, so please ensure that your kids are wearing old clothes, or something that you don't mind getting splashed with blue dye. 

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2019, 10.00am — 11:30am

Check out our Learn to Weave! class, and the Learn to Print! classes with Grey Hand Press during the school holidays, too!

What to bring

Please ensure your child is wearing clothes that you don't mind getting a little messy, or a craft apron to wear over the top of their outfit. Bring along some items of clothing to dye, but ensure it is made of cotton, or another natural fibre and is prewashed if possible. Suggestions: t-shirt, dress, trousers, skirt, tote bag, etc. Perhaps throw in something for yourself?!

Please also bring along a bag or container to take items home as they may still be wet.

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2019, 10:00 — 11:30am

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate

Cost: $30 + bf

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Learn to Weave! Playing with Fibre (Ages 5+)
Jul
9
1:00 PM13:00

Learn to Weave! Playing with Fibre (Ages 5+)

Come along during the school holidays and learn the craft of weaving! This 90 minute class will introduce students to the craft of weaving on cardboard looms, and will show them how to creat their own unique wall hangings using yarn, fibres and found objects.

All materials are provided!

This workshop is suitable for ages 5-12.

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2019, 1:00pm — 2:30pm

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate

Cost: $30 + bf

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Indigo Dyeing for Teens (Ages 13+)
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Indigo Dyeing for Teens (Ages 13+)

Come along during the school holidays and learn to create unique patterns on fabric with all natural indigo dye! This 90 minute class will introduce the students to the wonders of indigo dye and show them how to fold and twist their fabric to produce one-of-a-kind textiles.

All folding materials are provided, including some cotton fabric to experiment with. Students are encouraged to bring along additional items of clothing (white or light coloured, cotton or other natural fibre only, prewashed if possible) so they can create a masterpiece for their wardrobe!

This workshop is suitable for ages 13- 17

PLEASE NOTE: this class can be messy, so please ensure that your kids are wearing old clothes, or something that you don't mind getting splashed with blue dye. 

Date: Friday 12 July 2019, 09:30am — 11:00am

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate

Cost: $45 + bf

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking
Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn the skills of Linocut printmaking, and print your very own hand-cut works on paper. Once learned, this versatile and accessible technique can be applied to the creation of artist’s books, textile design, poster design and limited edition prints.

This class will cover carving out your image from a Silk Cut plate, line work and cutting techniques, safety, correct inking of a plate and hand printing. You will also be advised on how to hand colour your prints and introduce textures into your work.

You will take home a striking set of your own prints, your lino plate, full instructions and resource pdfs so you have the ability to print at home using this technique!

Date & Time

Saturday 13 July, 9:30am — 12:30pm

Location

Work-Shop Brisbane, Woodsters, 16 Austin Street, Newstead 4006

Ticket Cost: $70—80

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Expanded Lithography: Polyplate (2 Days)
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Expanded Lithography: Polyplate (2 Days)

Lithography is a unique printmaking medium that is based on the principle that oil and water repel one another. Unlike many other printmaking mediums, lithography is a chemical process, which incorporates direct drawing techniques to produce beautiful prints with a unique aesthetic.

This workshop will introduce participants to another variation on the lithographic process over the weekend  – polyplate (or Smart Plate) lithography, which utlises a specially produced polyester matrices. Prior knowledge and instruction in traditional lithography, while beneficial, is not essential.

Most materials will be provided, but participants will be expected to bring their own printing paper or purchase some from the studio on the day. A list of materials and suggested papers will be sent out in advance. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided, but please BYO lunch. There are also cafes and stores nearby to purchase lunch from, if needed.

Dates: Saturday 27— Sunday 28 July 2019, 9:30am — 4:00pm

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford St, Northgate 4013

Cost: $215 + bf

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Lithography Printmaking: Plates (3 Days)
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Lithography Printmaking: Plates (3 Days)

Lithography is a unique printmaking medium that is based on the principle that oil and water repel one another. Unlike many other printmaking mediums, lithography is a chemical process, which incorporates direct drawing techniques to produce beautiful prints with a unique aesthetic.

This 3-day class is designed as an introduction to the lithography medium, and would suit those who are yet to explore the world of lithography, would like a refresher course, or who would like to explore aluminium plate lithography. We will explore the lithography process from start to finish, from drawing and processing, to printing and editioning.

Some materials will be provided, but participants will be expected to supply their own paper. A list of materials and suggestions will be sent out in advance.

Date: Friday 2 August — Sunday 4 August 9:30am — 12:30pm

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate 4013

Cost: $420 + bf

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Lithography Printmaking: Stones (3 Days)
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Lithography Printmaking: Stones (3 Days)

Lithography is a unique printmaking medium that is based on the principle that oil and water repel one another. Unlike many other printmaking mediums, lithography is a chemical process, which incorporates direct drawing techniques to produce beautiful prints with a unique aesthetic.

This 3-day session is designed as an introduction to the lithography medium, and would suit those who are yet to explore the world of lithography, would like a refresher course, or have worked with aluminium plates and are keen to discover the beauty of stones. We will explore the lithography process from start to finish, from drawing and processing, to printing and editioning.

Some materials will be provided, but participants will be expected to supply their own paper. A list of materials and suggestions will be sent out in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: stone lithography is a heavily physical medium, and participants will be required to move and lift heavy objects, perform repetitive movements, and operate hand-driven presses. If you have any physical limitations or are unsure of what is involved, please contact us prior to signing up so we can work through options together. We will also be running an Aluminium Plate Lithography course which is less physically demanding.

Date: Friday 16 August — Sunday 18 August 9:30am — 4:00pm

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate 4013

Cost: $380 + bf

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Intro to Woodcut
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Woodcut

Learn the basics of relief printmaking with an introduction to woodcut, and print your very own works on paper. This versatile and accessible technique can be applied to the creation of artist’s books, textile design, poster design and limited edition prints.
This class will cover carving out your image from a Japanese shina plywood block, cutting techniques, safety, correct inking of a plate and hand printing. You will also be advised on how to hand colour your prints and options for printing papers.
You will take home a striking set of your own prints, your wood block, full instructions and resource pdfs so you have the ability to print at home using this technique!

- This workshop uses oil-based inks that can be difficult to remove from clothing. Remember to bring an apon or wear a studio-friendly outfit!
- If desired, bring a photo or sketch to trace on to your block - but you are welcome to freehand a new piece or take inspiration from the surroundings! We'll be working with 15 x 11.25 cm shina plywood, which you can work with full-size or cut in half. Working with both sides, that lets you make 2-4 images whether all at once with us or continuing at home.

Morning tea provided (please let us know if you have any dietary requirements such as gluten- or dairy-free); tea and coffee available throughout.

$100 per person.

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Brisbane Stitches & Craft Show: Lino Printing
Jun
8
1:15 PM13:15

Brisbane Stitches & Craft Show: Lino Printing

Learn how to carve out an image from a silk cut linoleum block for relief printmaking. Learn line work and cutting techniques, safety, correct inking of a plate and hand printing. Learn how to colour your prints by hand and how to introduce textures into your work. You will leave with a set of prints and the skills to create more.

Date and Time

Sat. 8 June, 1:15pm – 3:45pm

Location

Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show, Convention Centre (South Bank)

Ticket Cost: $84

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Image Transfer Printmaking
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Image Transfer Printmaking

In this workshop you will learn how to create image transfers from a paper matrix using a solvent transfer method. Solvent transfer allows you release an image from a toner photocopy to anything smooth and receptive – fine art papers, wood, and even some fabrics. This workshop will focus on transferring to printmaking papers and wood.

The capabilities of toner photocopies will be explored by using drawings, photographs, and sketchbook imagery to create your paper plate, and participants will be shown how to apply these techniques with an etching press and methods for application by hand.

Please contact instructor regarding any sensitivities to acetone, eucalyptus oil, citrus oils, or xylene, which may be used in small quantities during the workshop.

Date & Time

Wednesday 5 June, 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Location

Work-Shop Brisbane, 16 Austin St Newstead

Ticket Cost: $60

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BAD Festival! Open Studio
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

BAD Festival! Open Studio

Join us for the inaugural year of Brisbane Art Design festival!

Grey Hand Press opens its doors during BAD 2019 to invite audiences to experience the practice of professional printers, with an open studio session and workshop. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe printers at the press, while engaging in conversation about printmaking in Brisbane. Exclusive to the festival, the studio will also host a BAD Prints workshop on 15 May, which will focus on unconventional printmaking practices and some good ol’ rule-breaking fun.

Location: Grey Hand Press, 28/16 Crockford Street, Northgate

Date and Time: Saturday 18 May, 10am-5pm

Cost: Free! Just drop in and say hi.

We’re BAD | This event is part of BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) 2019, an initiative of Museum of Brisbane.

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BAD Prints! Unconventional Printmaking Practices
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

BAD Prints! Unconventional Printmaking Practices

Exclusive to Brisbane Art Design Festival 2019, this workshop will focus on unconventional printmaking practices and some good ol’ rule-breaking fun. We invite you to do away with traditional conventions, and embrace something a little bit different.

The focus of the BAD PRINTS workshop will be working with a large, oversize communal woodcut print, using non-traditional carving tools and printing methods. Each participant will take home a series of monoprints produced from one giant woodblock. Think power tools, wooden spoons and off-centre registration!

Morning tea and refreshments provided. Places are limited to 10 people.

All materials are provided, please BYO lunch and apron!

Date & Time: Wednesday 15 May, 10am - 2pm

Location: Grey Hand Press, Unit 28 / 16 Crockford Street Northgate

Tickets: $75, Book here

We’re BAD| This event is part of BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) 2019, an initiative of Museum of Brisbane.

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