Playful Prints

Untitled by Peter McLean
Untitled by Peter McLean.

Playful Prints

With Peter McLean

6-8:30pm Tuesdays

15 February – 22 March 2022

$365 per person

Includes all materials. You may want to bring a sketchbook or notebook to sketch up ideas and take notes. Please wear covered shoes, and an apron is recommended.

We are committed to your safety. Workshops at Belco Arts are well ventilated and have a maximum capacity of 13 people, including the tutor. Individual workspaces are socially distanced, with masks and hand sanitiser readily available. We encourage workshop participants to be fully vaccinated, including booster vaccinations where possible, and highly recommend the use of masks when in workshops (even if not required by ACT health directives). If you have any concerns, please get in touch with us.

Unlock your spontaneous creativity with printmaking!

Artist Peter McLean will guide you through diverse printmaking techniques and ways of working that don’t require fastidious preparation.

You don’t need any printmaking experience – you’ll learn something different each week and get a taste for the variety that printmaking offers as a medium.

“Peter was an excellent teacher. He was knowledgeable, patient and treated all participants fairly.”

“Peter ran a very enjoyable workshop. He was very generous with his time and expertise. Made everybody very comfortable and was very encouraging.”

“Peter is an excellent tutor and provides, gentle, informed guidance.”

– previous workshop participants

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.

Week 4
Trace monotypes: Are they prints or drawings? You be the judge.

Week 5
Contact collagraphs: An easy introduction to intaglio printmaking.

Week 6
Working with shape: Creating shapes from foam sheet for relief 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.

More info

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