Playful Prints

Collograph Sink (detail) by Peter McLean

Playful Prints

With Peter McLean

6-8:30pm Wednesdays

27 July – 31 August 2022

$445 per person

Includes all materials.

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.

Workshop Content

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, the one-off print.

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: Drypoint
Exploring line with more intaglio printing.


About 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.

Website: www.petermclean.com.au

More info

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