to May 20

Ministry of Handmade - Montville "Makers Escape" [Fully Booked!]

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Makers Escape Montville will feature a wide range of exciting handmade workshops run by talented and passionate tutors with a heart for sharing their craft. Grey Hand Press will be providing an introduction to linocut and stab-bookbinding among the options!

This event has been fully booked - see the Ministry of Handmade website for more information and enquiring about waitlists!

Included in the package are:

  • Minimum of five workshop sessions
  • All meals and drinks including a selection of alcoholic drinks with Friday and Saturday evening dinners
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Evening activities
  • Optional morning activities

About Montville
Nestled in a rainforest environment on the top of the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the village of Montville is a 90 minute drive from Brisbane CBD.

We are using two venues for Makers Escape Montville; both on the picturesque Montville Village Green – the heritage-listed Montville Village Hall built in 1903 and the adjacent St Mary’s Church Hall.

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8:30 AM08:30

Intro to Woodcut at Vieille Branche


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 maple 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 introduce textures into your work.

You will take home a striking set of your own prints, your wood block (double-sided, with the possibility of two quick images during the workshop or the second on your own time!), full instructions and resource pdf’s 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 (roughly 10 x 11 cm) to trace on to your block - but you are welcome to freehand a new piece or take inspiration from the surroundings!
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