Tool Sharpening for Printmakers with Carol Russell
Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Tool Sharpening for Printmakers with Carol Russell

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Description

Bring your gouges, scrapers, scribes, and chisels! Printmaking tools are often very similar to those used in woodworking, but there are a few unique variations such as three-sided scrapers and burins. Learn the principles of sharpening and which regimen will suit your practice from one of our favorite artists, Carol Russell. Renowned for her fine woodworking and engaging workshop instruction, we’re thrilled to kick off this regular session addressing a critical but rarely discussed aspect of studio life. We will cover when to sharpen, when to hone, and how to protect your investment in fine tools.

Feel free to bring a selection of your own tools for one-on-one advice. There will be time to sharpen at least one or two on the day depending on the number of participants and flow of the session.

Carol will provide sharpening stones and materials for use in the workshop, and a take-home kit of your own strop, honing compound, tool oil dabber, and other basics. GHP will provide refreshments; please contact us if you have any specific dietary requirements!

http://www.carolrussellwoodwork.com.au/

Please note that while this workshop is primarily arranged for printmaking tools, that doesn't mean we'll turn away other woodworking tools and knives in general! Open to anyone, not exclusive to printers.

Cost: $105, Book tickets here!

FAQs

What's the refund policy?

• Cancellation by Organiser

We require a minimum of four participants in order for most of our workshops to run. Unfortunately, there are times where we do not reach the minimum participation and classes need to be cancelled. In the instance that a class is cancelled by Grey Hand Press due to low numbers, we will provide all participants with notice at least 4 days prior to the first day of class, and fees will be refunded to the participants in full.

If a workshop is cancelled due to uncontrollable circumstances such as illness or force majeure, participants will be notified and provided with a full refund, as well as a discount to use on another class with GHP.

• Cancellation by students

If a participant needs to cancel their workshop booking, they can do so by contacting Grey Hand Press to request cancellation within seven days of the workshop date. If a cancellation request is received within this time, a full refund will be provided.

As we prepare materials based on the number of attendants, if a cancellation request is received less than 5 days prior to the start of the workshop, Grey Hand Press will retain 50% of the booking amount in order to cover the preparations that have already been made for the student’s place in the workshop. If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the workshop date, unfortunately we cannot provde any refund. We understand that life happens and cancellations may need to take place, however, as a small business we also need to cover our costs.

Alternatively, prospective students are welcome to pass on their place in the workshop to another person. Just get in touch to let us know!

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a couple of parking spaces out the front of the studio, however, there is plenty of free on-street parking on Crockford Street as well. The studio is located within the Northgate Workstores precinct on the corner of Crockford St and Earnshaw Rd. Access to the GHP studio is from the Crockford Street entrance.

We are a short walk from Bindha train station (Shorncliffe line), and both Northgate and Banyo train stations are located approximately 15 mins walking distance from the studio.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes! If you cannot attend, you are welcome to give your ticket to someone else. Just let us know prior to the event!

Any additional fees on my ticket?

Ticket price already covers the Eventbrite fee and GST — no additional charges! You will receive a tax invoice as part of your booking confirmation. Practicing artists can of course claim workshop fees as business expenses!

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Aluminium Plate Lithography (8 Weeks)
May
2
to Jun 20

Aluminium Plate Lithography (8 Weeks)

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 term-long 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. Over the course of 8 weeks, 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: Thursday 2 May — Thursday 20 June (8 Weeks), 9:30am — 12:30pm

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

Cost: $750

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Stone Lithography (8 Weeks)
May
3
to Jun 21

Stone Lithography (8 Weeks)

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 term-long 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 have worked with aluminium plates and are keen to discover the beauty of stones. Over the course of 8 weeks, 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 3 May — Friday 21 June (8 Weeks), 9:30am — 1:30pm

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

Cost: $780

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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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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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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking
May
19
1:30 PM13:30

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

Sunday 19 May, 1:30pm — 5:00pm

Location

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

Ticket Cost: $70—80

Book Tickets Here

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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

Book tickets here

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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

Book here

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Learn to Dye! Playing with Indigo (with Tawny Threads)
Apr
18
9:30 AM09:30

Learn to Dye! Playing with Indigo (with Tawny Threads)

Come along during the school holidays and learn to create magical patterns on fabric with all natural indigo dye! This 60 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 an item 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: Thursday 18 April 2019, 09:30am — 11:00am

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

Cost: $30, Book tickets here!

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Teen Program: Relief Printmaking (School Holidays)
Apr
16
9:30 AM09:30

Teen Program: Relief Printmaking (School Holidays)

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: Tuesday 16 April, 9:30am — 12:30pm

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

Cost: $60

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Free Ink Day! (School Holiday Program)
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Free 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, just in time for Easter!

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 12 April 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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Learn to Print! Monotype Printmaking (School Holiday Workshop)
Apr
10
9:30 AM09:30

Learn to Print! Monotype Printmaking (School Holiday Workshop)

In this 2 hour workshop, students will learn the art of monoprinting to create truly unique prints on paper. Monprinting is a type of printmaking that involves versatile imagery that can only be produced once.

This workshop will encourage students to explore their creativity through mark-making, found objects, stenciling and the use of positive and negative space.

Suitable for ages 5-12, all materials supplied.

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2019, 09:30am — 11:30am

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

Cost: $40

Book here

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

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Learn to Print! Stamp Carving (School Holiday Program)
Apr
9
9:30 AM09:30

Learn to Print! Stamp Carving (School Holiday Program)

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 9 April 2019, 09:30am — 11:00am

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

Cost: $45

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

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Expanded Lithography Techniques (3 Days)
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Expanded Lithography Techniques (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 workshop will introduce participants to two variations on the lithographic process over three days – polyplate lithography, which utlises polyester matrices; and mokulito (wood lithography) whereby an image is taken from a sheet of plywood. 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: Friday 29 — Sunday 31 March 2019, 9:30am — 4:00pm

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

Cost: $360

Book here

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Image Transfer Printmaking
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

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

Saturday 23 March 2019, 2:00pm — 4:20pm

Location

Grey Hand Press, 16 Crockford Street, Northgate QLD 4013

Ticket Cost: $70

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Introductory Bookbinding: Stab and Pamphlet
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Bookbinding: Stab and Pamphlet

Description

This workshop will take you through the basics of bookbinding, introducing you to traditional stab-bound and pamphlet stitching techniques. We’ll show you how to prepare your paper and materials, and show you step-by-step how to stitch it all together to create your own handmade books.

You will take home three hand-bound books using different stitching patterns. No prior book-making experience is necessary. All materials are provided, but if you have some special papers or fabrics that you would like to include in the book, or as a cover, feel free to bring them along. Books will be approximately A6 in size.

Please read our Refund Policy outlined on the Eventbrite listing for information about cancellations and refunds.

Date & Time

Saturday 23 March 2019, 10:00am — 1:00pm

Location

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

Ticket Cost: $90

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