Playful Prints

Collograph 2 (detail) by Peter McLean

Collograph 2 (detail) by Peter McLean

Playful Prints
With Peter McLean

Tuesday, 6-8:30pm
Wednesday 6-8:30pm *New time!

25 February – 1 April 2020

This course will cover a range of diverse printmaking techniques with a focus on ways of working that can be achieved quickly and spontaneously, without the need for a lot of fastidious preparation. Suitable for those with limited printmaking experience, this course will give you a taste of some of the variety that print offers. We will be doing something different every week, so while the techniques are simple, there is lots to be learnt and lots of creative fun to be had.

About Peter McLean

Peter McLean

Peter McLean

Peter McLean is an artist with a deep affinity for nature and the environment. Working across a range of printmaking techniques as well as drawing and installation, his work explores the materiality of nature and our physical, emotional and spiritual relationships with place. As well as exhibiting regularly and undertaking residencies, Peter has extensive experience teaching printmaking for a wide range of students, including at ANU School of Art & Design, the National Art School in Sydney, Megalo Print Studio and Woodford Folk Festival.


Week 1: Relief print with stencils

Making woodcuts without the carving. Use simple paper stencils to get straight into printing and start exploring layered colour.

Week 2: Nature printing

Reveal the exquisite textures in found materials.

Week 3: Moody monotypes

Black and white reductive monotypes

Week 4: Trace monotypes

Are they prints or drawings? You be the judge.

Week 5: Contact Collographs

An easy introduction to intaglio printmaking.

Week 6: Photocopy transfers and Chine-collé

Combining found imagery with pre-printed materials in your own creative combinations.



All materials will be provided.

What to bring

An apron.


Tuesday workshops are sold out; only Wednesday workshops are available for enrolment. 

  • Refunds are available if requested at least one week (7 days) prior to the commencement of the workshop(s).
  • Refunds requested within one week (7 days) of the commencement of the workshop(s) are only available in exceptional circumstances and must be supported by documentation (i.e. medical certificate).
  • No refunds will be given after the commencement of the workshop(s).
  • Partial refunds are not available if you are unable to attend individual workshops that are part of a workshop series.

More info

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.